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Gaming PC that seems to not run smoothly

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Not sure if in the right area of the forum... But here goes.

My computer disgusts me sometimes. It is in my signature. I just recently updated it, because it was poking along a bit. I bought a Seagate 3 TB hard drive, placed that as my OS drive. I also placed my Steam and program files there. I took my 1 TB Seagate barracuda I bought two years ago and I'm using that for my media files, so Music, videos, and such.

I specifically added this hard drive because my 1TB drive was getting to be like 65% full or so.

Sometimes... That computer seems to poke along. I currently have about 7 Chrome browser tabs open, I have a Youtube video running, and I'm updating World of tanks... My memory usage is at 41%, CPU usage is currently at 21%, and this computer seems to laggy and pokey. The youtube video is not streaming without hitching.... It keeps pausing, audio still running, and it will skip a few frames. I'm talking STANDARD 360P Youtube video stream.

THIS should not be happening with this computer. The resource usage isn't THAT high. It's a Quad core, not overclocked, 8 GB of ram and a GTX 770. This is crazy. My 3 TB drive is only 9% full. I have no idea why it isn't buttery smooth...

These are the kind of problems I built a good computer not to have. I got a new hard drive so that I could eliminate that bottleneck... But I'm unsure of what is actually wrong.

Oh... And now World of Tanks is done updating... The CPU dropped to like 7%. And now my STANDARD 360P Youtube video stream is not lagging. I'm not even watching it in HD...

Any thoughts?
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CPU usage isn't alarmingly high from my experience. Unfortunately, you haven't provided enough information to rule out your network and internet connections. It would be helpful to know what non-network related processes slow down if any.

The instances of lag you describe are tied to both internet and network traffic. I assume by your rig that you have a LAN connection so that's good and it should have greater than 10 M speed. Do you share your internet connection with others in the house? Are your neighbors the type to hack into your wireless network? These are just some things to rule out the possibility that your computer is not truly slowing you down.
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CPU usage isn't alarmingly high from my experience. Unfortunately, you haven't provided enough information to rule out your network and internet connections. It would be helpful to know what non-network related processes slow down if any.

The instances of lag you describe are tied to both internet and network traffic. I assume by your rig that you have a LAN connection so that's good and it should have greater than 10 M speed. Do you share your internet connection with others in the house? Are your neighbors the type to hack into your wireless network? These are just some things to rule out the possibility that your computer is not truly slowing you down.

18 mbps connection, and I don't think my neighbors would do that. I will have to double check next time, but I'm pretty sure that the video was buffered ahead of where it was lagging and dropping frames.
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Why would you put a OS on a HDD. Talk about a bottleneck right there. HDD is the last thing you want to OS on, they are good for data and pretty much it.


You ether are getting lag from Poor Internet connection or hard drive can't cope with the random writes.
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Why would you put a OS on a HDD. Talk about a bottleneck right there. HDD is the last thing you want to OS on, they are good for data and pretty much it.


You ether are getting lag from Poor Internet connection or hard drive can't cope with the random writes.

But a Youtube video that is buffered should be loaded on ram.
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Sounds like a network problem. You should't base how good your system is running on how YouTube buffers. DzillaXx is right, invest in a SSD for your OS it will be one of the best performance upgrades you can do. Run some network speed tests and see if you are actually getting that 18 mbps.

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