OCZ SSD drive Slowing down Windows 7 desktop?

October 14, 2012 at 09:39:44
Specs: windows 7 ultimate x64, 3.4GHz Quad Core i7-2600, 8GB RAM
I installed my OCZ ssd the other day and reinstalled windows. I made sure it was the only hard drive plugged in at the time. It is running in an h8-1124 with an i7-2600 CPU. Minecraft is much slower now. With the shaders mod, I used to get about 100 FPS. Now I only get about 15. I am running AVG Free 2013. I also have 3 minecraft server running in the background.

EDIT: Windows 7 hasn't been activated, nor have I installed many updates. Drivers are installed, however.


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#1
October 14, 2012 at 10:09:45
make sure that Indexing is turned off on the drive (found by right-clicking the drive in Computer and clicking properties.) Also make sure that Disk Defragmenter isn't turned on on the drive.

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#2
October 14, 2012 at 10:15:23
Both are already disabled.

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#3
October 14, 2012 at 11:03:32
maybe check in Resource Monitor to make sure the problem is actually the hard disk.

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#4
October 14, 2012 at 11:06:00
I never said it was the hard disk, I just know its a noticeable difference.

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#5
October 14, 2012 at 13:26:17
Well what do you see in Resource Monitor? Any components under high load?

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#6
October 14, 2012 at 13:37:33
Nope, none.

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#7
October 14, 2012 at 13:47:27
What about when you have minecraft running?

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#8
October 14, 2012 at 14:01:58
With minecraft running, nothing is ever maxed out, but I am using the high-power plan.

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#9
October 14, 2012 at 14:17:38
The only true test is to clone the original disk and be sure that any items needed for an ssd are also installed.

A good tool to help you decide is the build in performance monitor. See where your system is choking at.


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#10
October 14, 2012 at 22:29:27
" I never said it was the hard disk,.. "

Your post title says it all.

"OCZ SSD drive Slowing down Windows 7 desktop"

I suggest you download and install the DX components that are not installed by default with Windows 7. dxwebsetup

Other than above, you must install M/B drivers, starting with the chipset drivers first, continuing with SATA storage drivers, gfx drivers, etc..

CoolGuy


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#11
October 15, 2012 at 01:16:27
The title was changed by a moderator. Since I still have the old hard drive, I would have it check for drivers from it. It didn't fail once. Is there an easy way to update every driver?

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#12
October 15, 2012 at 02:11:57
Just installed DirectX. My FPS is much higher now! I think it's running the way it was. I am doing some tests now.


EDIT: Nope. Shaders still lags.


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#13
October 15, 2012 at 05:18:26
I am sorry for the title thing.

There seems to be no way to install the drivers easily. You have to download them from the manufacturers' web sites and install. You can make an automated install disk using a batch file and all the drivers on one disk. But this I cannot suggest. Some drivers require a reboot. It may not be proper to continue installing the remaining drivers if you do not reboot. What's more, most of the drivers are updated frequently. As soon as you make a disk of drivers, new drivers are already out.

By the way, your Windows is updated and SP1 is installed. Right ?

You should also disable AVG temporarily and try your games.

CoolGuy


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#14
October 15, 2012 at 14:00:26
AVG didn't help, but I will update to SP1 shortly.

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#15
October 15, 2012 at 19:31:42
Please read this MS KB Article before installing W7 Service Pack 1.

CoolGuy


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#16
October 16, 2012 at 01:05:32
Nothing new to my there, this is my fifth time upgrading.

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#17
October 16, 2012 at 02:43:13
Nope, didn't help. It made it slower if anything.

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#18
October 16, 2012 at 04:47:13
What size OCZ SSD do you have ? Is it brand-new ? How much of it is full ? Have you spared about 20% unallocated space on it for wear-leveling and work efficiency ? Do you have the trim function turned on in Windows 7 ? Or more importantly, does your SSD support trim function ?

I also have OCZ Colossus 120 GB SSD that does not support trim but garbage collection.

CoolGuy


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#19
October 16, 2012 at 10:27:29
60 GB, 20GB free. I have acpi turned on in the bios.

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#20
October 17, 2012 at 04:57:25
I am not a gamer, but I am not sure that SSD or HDD matters on your issue. Loading of the game into RAM may depend on your storage media, namely SSD or HDD, but once the game has loaded into memory, everything else should be the same as before.

Make sure your M/B and gfx drivers are installed properly and game patches, if any, are applied. Disable or put on manual the services that you do not need to start automatically.

Also make sure TRIM is activated in your Windows 7 installation. This is important for overall system performance.

CoolGuy


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#21
October 17, 2012 at 10:30:07
How do I make sure TRIM is on?

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#22
October 17, 2012 at 10:47:21
Open a command prompt with admin privileges and type in

fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify

If the returned result is '0', TRIM is enabled. Trim is important only for SSD performance, not game performance, I believe.

CoolGuy


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#23
October 17, 2012 at 11:52:23
I have trim enabled.

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#24
October 17, 2012 at 23:44:25
Now you should check if trim is supported by your SSD as well. For this you should visit SSD mfg's web site. Again all this effort on your side may not make your games run faster but you know your system better.

What I may further suggest is, uninstall your gfx card drivers, disable AVG while re-installing the drivers. This may help.

CoolGuy


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#25
October 18, 2012 at 01:03:10
Will do. My SSD box does say it supports TRIM.

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#26
October 19, 2012 at 03:21:10
Hi,
I have had the same problem on a Dell Latitude D830. The problem started after changing drive from a hybrid drive to SSD.
Many PCs like the d830 use an internal flash cach to speed up Windows Vista and W7 but this became a problem using the high speed SSD. All I did was to diasble this function in BIOS to remove the problem.
As a spin-off Windows starts much faster now.

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#27
October 19, 2012 at 03:41:04
Do you have enough memory for the game?
Do you have paging file turned on? How much?
Consider virtual memory equal to your RAM on the SSD and more on your conventional hard drive.
Do you have Intel Rapid Storage installed?

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#28
October 19, 2012 at 10:42:36
The virtual ram was on the ssd, now it is on my main hard drive.
I will install intel rapid storage now.
How do I disable the internal cache?

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