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okay, so i did a fresh install of windows 7. i short stroked 3 500gb HDD into a 250gb partition which has avg 210MB/s and 8.4ms seek time(HD tune bench). i have 8gb ram 5850 CF and X4 975.

with this fresh instillation of win 7 starting up games like Sc2 take WAYYYYY TOOOOOOO LOOOONGGGGG . especially tabbing in and out of games now take over 30sec, and i get black screen just waiting for it to do something.

with my almost 2 year old windows 7 installation it would take less the 5 sec to see the SC2 loading screen.

i could also tab from a running Sc2 into a running oblivion while having C++,Photoshop and eclipse running in the background and using 7gb ram, and tabbing games like Sc2 with all this **** is faster then just starting FIFA 11 on this fresh installation.

there HAS TO BE something i missed that's causing this issue.

here's more info if it helps

CF is on
Page file is off (same as the old win7 installation)
no antivirus atm.
There are almost no background programs because this installation is fresh.

Please help me b4 i take out the sledge hammer and smash this ******* pc.
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Hmm that is extremely strange.
I'd double check that your RAID is okay. All necessary RAID drivers installed properly?

Tabbing in and out of games and starting up games are both tasks that seem to depend on random write/read speeds.
It can't be the system since its a fresh install.

Post some HDTune / crystaldisk plz
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the only raid drivers i installed were the ones needed to install windows, do i need to get any other raid drivers?

and i am doing a full HD tune bench with high accuracy atm. ill post back in a few with results
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Here is the Read HD tune benchmark.
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