Originally Posted by Higgins909
I will do backups and try remove the bad hdd and PATA drives.
The part about bf4 was me saying that about every time I use one hdd that is not boot, with big files (moving to usb drive or writing on itself, wifi)
that it would (what I would assume) be like a little laptop trying to play bf4 on max settings.
I would love to but more ram in, but ram prices these days are double what I payed for my little 2x2gb kit (about $20) back in 2011
Well yeah, it's DDR2. Less demand seems to drive the prices sky-high. To be honest, I doubt that it's a problem with a lack of memory.
Anyway, so you're basically just saying that the computer just becomes extremely slow, just about as slow as a low-end laptop would be in BF4 at the highest settings. So, now I understand that you're not playing BF4, but you're making a rather descriptive analogy.
What's the make and model of these hard drives that you're having problems with? I mean, the ones that slow the computer down so much that it's about as slow as a low-end laptop would be trying to play BF4 at the highest settings. :) Or perhaps better yet, are they just 5400 PATA drives?