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Windows 7: 3-8 second lag during gamin'

14 Aug 2010   #21
GreeniesBest

Windows 7 x64
 
 
app

Hi rollhun541,

attached app for you with source code (written for CBuilder). Run exe from "Debug" folder. If it does not run let me know.
If application launches - press "start" - for application to start periodic hdd accesses. Press "stop" to stop it. Periodic access occurs every 30 seconds.

Regards, greeniesbest.




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File Type: zip HDDLoader.zip (573.6 KB, 246 views)
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14 Aug 2010   #22
GreeniesBest

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi rollhun541,
app creates hddload.dat on "c:\temp" and on "d:\temp" folders and fills it with 1000 bytes. After 30 sec these files are recreated and filled again. So there must be c and d disks and if you do not have d: disk or you do not wish to use "temp" folder and you do not wish update app byself let me know - i will update and repost it here.
regards, greeniesbest.
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14 Aug 2010   #23
rollhun541

win7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

I tried to run the PHDDLoader but it says that "borlndmm.dll is missing. To solve the problem try to reinstall the program".

I don't know what this means but downloading dll files from websites arent the best idea, right?

Well, acutally I have reinstalled windows on the notebook a day ago when I got really desperate so atm I have ultimate 64 bit on it. I installed the system on drive C and drive D is completely empty at the moment.

Moreover I don't have Temp directory on either drives. Will these be created during the process? I don't know how to solve this dll problem, I hope you know.

And by the way thank you for helping me.

Best regards,
Rollhun
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14 Aug 2010   #24
GreeniesBest

Windows 7 x64
 
 
app

Hi rollhun541,
recompiled app with with disabled "Dynamic RTL" option. Please try one. Hope this should help. If not let me know. It is needed to create temp folder on c: and d: disks. App will not create it for you.

Regards, GreeniesBest.


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File Type: zip HDDLoader.zip (490.6 KB, 170 views)
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14 Aug 2010   #25
rollhun541

win7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

K the app is working. Try it with World of Warcraft. The thing is that the random lag spikes still happen, tho it seems less frequently. Is it possible to make this program create these files let's say every second instead of every 30 seconds? It might solve the problem, dunno, just guessing.

By the way what games did you have problems with prior you programmed this app?

This is pretty much annoying for me since the only game I play is WoW for which I pay subscription as well...

I'm considering to go against Acer and require a new laptop, a different model, maybe aspire timlineX 5820tg or sth, in the service they said that there is a way to apply for new laptop, tho it's a tough process, so if that should fail, I definately need to find a solution to this.

I tried almost every forum and you seem to be the only one who came up with something. Other people also having problems with online games. On Blizzard forums found several players with this problem with Acer 7745g and I'm getting to the point to think that this model is close to bullshit if it comes to online gaming.

So getting back to the topic: can you configure the app to work every second? Or would that be too much work for HDD or CPU? I'm greenhorn with this stuff that's why I ask.

Thx for trying to help me

Regards,
Rollhun541
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14 Aug 2010   #26
GreeniesBest

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi rollhun541,

In the begining, I was playing Unreal Tournament 2004 over internet (deathmatch and onslaught modes). After two weeks of suffering beating cause of this lag - it become apparent for me the need for some serious action regarding the lag. Over internet i found info about WD drives "spin off" behaviour which can not be disabled and this behaviour corresponds well with "lag behaviour" i noticed. First i considered replacing HDDs for my laptop.

But I created this app and problem completely goes away. Also tried Starcraft II (not online) and lag occurs if not to run the HddLoad app. This lag occurs not just to gaming. If to work on something and laptop has not accessed hdd for some time and then tries to access it - this lag occurs as well. If this lags starts annoying - i just run the HddLoad app. If to watch movies - i HAVE to run this app as well.

Its look strange that it does not help for you. May be the problem not just with hdd but with connection or graphical settings - i dont know. Its sad that it does not help you.

Modified app for you for 1 second period access.

Regards, Greeniesbest


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File Type: zip HDDLoader.zip (463.7 KB, 275 views)
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15 Aug 2010   #27
rollhun541

win7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

It seems it is working. several hours of gaming and no sign of lag.

Let's hope it will keep up to my expectation during tonight's raid as well. If it will then this is sort of a cure the Acer 7745g suffers from, and tbh I think that everyone buying this notebook suffers from this.

Let's hope the best.

I'll post thwe final result after raid.

Regards,
Rollhun541
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21 Nov 2010   #28
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Wired or wireless?

If Wireless:
  • Your Intenet or your neighbors?
  • How strong a signal?
An aweful lot of variables here that are unanswered... ???
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22 Nov 2010   #29
rollhun541

win7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

The app (HDDloader attached and posted above) programmed by Greeniesbest works as intended. Having no problem at all regarding lag spikes after using it. I can confirm Darryl that this is not related to connection.
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24 Nov 2010   #30
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtRider View Post
Just an observation but looks like you all have one thing in common, ATI cards?
ATI cards have nothing to do with it lol...
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