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Windows 7: Intel X25-V 40GB Gaming Question


21 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Intel X25-V 40GB Gaming Question

Did a fresh install onto the new SSD of Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Using the SSD as the boot drive, and plan on installing my games on my WD Velicoraptor 300 GB drive. TRIM support is on, and I made sure i turned off any defragging on the SSD.

When I ran Left 4 Dead 2 (Which normally runs flawlessly at highest quality), i noticed stuttering at random intervals. I restarted and tweaked some settings, seems to be a bit better, but i am not sure that sounds normal.

Anyone have any tips or setting tweaks for the SSD that would help me out?

Thanks

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15 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kinematic9 View Post
Did a fresh install onto the new SSD of Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Using the SSD as the boot drive, and plan on installing my games on my WD Velicoraptor 300 GB drive. TRIM support is on, and I made sure i turned off any defragging on the SSD.

When I ran Left 4 Dead 2 (Which normally runs flawlessly at highest quality), i noticed stuttering at random intervals. I restarted and tweaked some settings, seems to be a bit better, but i am not sure that sounds normal.

Anyone have any tips or setting tweaks for the SSD that would help me out?

Thanks

Did you try the Event Viewer ? Check that for possible error description.
Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer
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15 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've not had to make any tweaks on my SSD, or for my SSD, in terms of making games run smooth. That should just be a given.
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15 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well you can try playing the game from the Hard disk instead. se if that slows down your game
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15 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ I believe his game is coming from the standard HDD. Games don't benefit hugely from coming from an SSD. While they load faster, they don't run or play any different. And with many online games, loading fast isn't a huge advantage as you just end up waiting on everybody else to join anyway.

I try to keep everything I can on my SSD however. If I have fast space, I'd rather use it.
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15 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just a question; if I install games on the HD and the OS is running from SSD, will the game performance be running from the HD or SSD.

Since I plan on getting an SSD for gaming and the storage is tiny so if I store games on HD instead will I get the same gaming performance the SSD gives normally.
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15 Dec 2011   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

You can put your games on a spinning hard drive and they will run from the spinning hard drive. But, as above posts point out, the only advantage to installing them to an SSD is they will load faster, but the actual game play will be the same as if installed on a spinning hard drive. The hard drive has little to do with actual play.
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