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I say your RAID is holding you back.

I've had several RAIDs with different disk models (first 2x160 7200.9s, then 2x250GB 7200.10, then 2x500GB 7200.12) back in the past, and I've found that for gaming they're awesome because they are so damn fast, but on OS applications they're slower than a single drive.

Why? you might ask. Because you gain read/write speeds, but lose access time and burst rate, and that matters a lot on OS speeds.

If you can, try installing Windows again on a single disk, and you'll see what I mean.
   
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Thread Starter 
im not using raid, could the problem be the os?
Edited by zoneuk - 1/21/11 at 2:44pm
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post #23 of 35
Hmmm no RAID you say? Then it's one weird problem.

Installed the board drivers, including storage ones?
   
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download memtest put on cd boot to it and test ram one at a time for at least 90 mins, my last dud stick didn't show for 80 mins.....
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post #25 of 35
Sounds like memory problems or bad HDD
post #26 of 35
To be perfectly honest I think all of the guys here are wrong, it sounds like a graphics driver problem to me, that causes freezing, lag, blue screens, everything. Make sure you download the latest drivers from the NVIDIA website and not through the Windows driver update feature. Good luck smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KittensMewMew;12042902 
Might be an HDD dying already. Are either of them making weird noises?

And Spinpoint F3s are faster than Caviar Blacks at everything but random access time- which happens to be one of the most important factors in just doing desktop work in Windows.

OP you need to do several things:

Download:

HDtune: http://www.hdtune.com/

You are looking for results around this mark (first pic in thread) http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives-storage/652227-samsung-spinpoint-f3-hd-tune.html
If they aren't at about that mark for both drives (I'm assuming they're not in RAID, you didn't say anything about it), one is dying and is likely the culprit.

Next:
CoreTemp: http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
HWmonitor: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
Prime95: http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=205

Run Prime95 "Blend" test while watching your temperatures with Coretemp (if someone knows of a better temp monitoring program, please tell me- I've been looking for something better) and the other temperatures with HWmonitor and make sure that your CPU isn't going over 60 Celcius if it makes it 15 minutes in. If it is, take off your heatsink, reapply the thermal goop, and try again. Then run P95 again for a full workday- if it crashes your CPU Vcore might need to be bumped. If it's fine at that point, you need to look at memory failing with:

http://www.memtest86.com/

And run it for another workday. If it fails, it should do it fairly fast (hopefully), so then you would try one stick at a time.

Finally, if you have the power saving setting enabled in the Bios it can cause stability issues.

HWMonitor.

An overnight memtest should reveal if the RAM is faulty or misconfigured.
post #28 of 35
You could try bumping your NB up to 2800MHz. I noticed a very big speed/quickness increase in Windows.

And look into your HD/RAM like everyone else said.
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ill give the memtest a go tonight when its not in use, also can i check both sticks at the same time ?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zoneuk;12099728 
ill give the memtest a go tonight when its not in use, also can i check both sticks at the same time ?

I don't think so....
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