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This has been an ongoing issue for me for about 2 years of pc gaming on my current signature rig.


I have just re-installed my OS on 2 Samsung pro SSD's in Raid 0 just to test the issue and troubleshoot!

And before you ask, yes i followed Sean's guide to optimizing SSD and Hardrive performance as well as OS optimization.

I am running Win7 64bit.


So anyway, Does not matter what game i play, but lets take the biggest example which for me is Crysis 1. When i quicksave, Man oh man! does the game stutter!!. ITs to the point where its ridiculous! only lasts about a second but DAMN! never used to happen before!.

I am almost convinced that its a Nvidia Driver problem cause if my memory serves me correctly, After they upgraded their Geforce drivers past 304.79, the Stuttering while quicksaving Got Tremendously WORSE!!!!!.

with 304.79 the stutter would be so fast im talking milisonds! when quicksaving!!.

After 306.xxx and above even the latest driver out now 331.93 still causing this terrible stutter!

now i gave you Crysis 1 cause thats the most annoying and most noticeable, but it happens to all my games at different levels of severity when they i guess access the hardrive to save or load information.

I dont understand what it is.

So i have a brand new install of win7 64bit and i have the games i will be testing installed and ready to go.

so far..,.......Same ****! nothing has improved which is why i am leaning toward it being a Nvidia Driver issue. But i created a thread in their forums and noone replied to me.

Does anyone have any clue as to what it could be or know whats causing the problem>??
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Here is Video i made showing you the precise Issue. I am using the Game Crysis to show you my pain when Quick Saving! Watch how badly things get when i press the quick save key!
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Where sare you quick saving to?
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C:\Users\My Documents\My Games\Crysis\SaveGames

I save to my Raid 0 SSD's and thats also where the game files are located
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Its probably the game engines derping and falling flat on their face for a second when outputting the save data. Game engines aren't perfect ... just look at Skyrim.
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Originally Posted by Overkill View Post

Its probably the game engines derping and falling flat on their face for a second when outputting the save data. Game engines aren't perfect ... just look at Skyrim.

It happens with a lot of games!

Its not all of them. But get this!,,,, it happens a lot also with Heaven Benchmark 4.0 Latest version.

Its so bad that my FPS goes from 200 to 5 and there is almost a 1.5 second freeze!

There must be something that is causing it.

I was thinking that perhaps I have too much Ram in my machine maybe? I was thinking that it might have something to do with the fact that almost every game is 32bit and it cant use all my memory therefore when streaming anything from HDD or SSD it does this?

I have tried 64bit version of crisis and it still happens but then again crisis is extremely UN-OPTIMIZED.
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I have had this problem for soooo long. It drives me absolutely insane!


You have to understand that I spent a fortune on this machine for the purpose of maximizing every last drop of performance I could. And this is what I get!

Aside from this everything is like Heaven. But its so embarrassing to see this rediculouse drop in performance because of HDD or SSD Access / Streaming or whatever.

It definitely is a Bottle neck somewhere I would imagine

Any way Any more suggestions or Clues?

Thanks for everyone's Help keep it comming
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I don't think anything helps Heaven with the first load. That's why its usually recommended to use the 2nd/3rd pass as your real numbers.

Windows can use the extra ram to cache but 32bit programs won't be able to use all of the available ram. I have noticed less SSD usage since getting more RAM.

If you're sure it's an SSD/HDD bottleneck, try using Ramdisk as your save directory.

Just remember Ramdisk deleted everything on powerdown. There's software to work around the issue but try to see if it helps first.

Good luck!
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I don't think anything helps Heaven with the first load. That's why its usually recommended to use the 2nd/3rd pass as your real numbers.

Windows can use the extra ram to cache but 32bit programs won't be able to use all of the available ram. I have noticed less SSD usage since getting more RAM.

If you're sure it's an SSD/HDD bottleneck, try using Ramdisk as your save directory.

Just remember Ramdisk deleted everything on powerdown. There's software to work around the issue but try to see if it helps first.

Good luck!

What are you referring to exactly when you say Ramdisk? Are you talking about where windows uses the page file?
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Basically using your RAM as a disk drive. You won't be able to use the RAM as RAM and all data stored on the Ramdisk will lost on power loss.

Search on OCN for Ramdisk or Ramdrive. Should have more info and software recommendations.
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