New HDD is causing pc to "stutter"
i just purchased a WD Caviar SE 320Gb and it is set to master on my secondary IDE. it seems to be working fine but occasionally my computer "stutters" more specifically it freezes for about 8-10 seconds.
this is the only new hardware ive added to my pc, before this it was working right.
i tried researching too and found some PIO and DMA problems that could be causing this "stutter" but when i checked my device manager it says that its running on UDMA 100 mode 5 (which is supposed to be good)
ive also noticed that this only happens when im writting to the hdd wether its downloading or transferring files from my other hdd.
i should also add that im familiar with pcs but my tech level is rather in between low and mid so with that in mind any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
AMD Athlon 64 3700 (San Diego)
MSI K8N Neo4-F
Corsair 2GB (2x1GB)
GeForce 7900 GT
Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM Ultra-ATA/133
Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB 7200RPM ATA/100
Onboard Realtek AC\'97 Audio Controller
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