I've been looking around the Internet for advices, but none seemed to help. So I hope you guys can help me out.
I installed a new SSD in my computer with a fresh Windows 8. I also have an HDD that still has my old Win7 system on it.
I put some games on the SSD and I noticed that I get significantly lower frame rates than I used to.
I have tried to install new drivers for the mobo, the gpu, i have set all the advised things in the OS to use my SSD optimally.
I have set the power options to high performance, even disabled "Aggressive power management" in BIOS.
I have run several benchmarks on the GPU and the SSD, both seemed fine.
Here's the interesting part. With my old system available on the HDD, I can try to run these games in different scenarios so I have good data about how the SSD is involved.
I've tried using the Win8 from the SSD and the Win7 from the HDD and I ran the games from SSD and from HDD in all possible combinations. Here's what I got:
Win8 (SSD) + Game (SSD) = low fps
Win8 (SSD) + Game (HDD) = low fps
Win7 (HDD) + Game (HDD or SSD) = both low fps
Win7 (HDD) + Game (HDD) + SSD removed from the PC = high fps
This tells me that there's no software problem (drivers, etc) involved. I all comes down to whether or not the SSD is plugged in rather than whether I actually use it.
I have tried setting the Storage options in the BIOS to IDE and the AHCI (now its on AHCI) but no change happened.
By the way for short periods of time - especially in the first couple of minutes - the fps is sometimes quite high but it drops quickly.
The difference we're talking about is from 80+ to about 10 frames per second. The games I tried were Dota 2 and Starcraft 2. Lowering the graphics settings makes hardly any improvement.
As i said, the SSD also seems to work perfectly. CrystalDiskMark said
Seq(R/W) = 500/137 MBps
512K(R/W) = 428/136 MBps
4K(R/W) = 22/47 MBps
4K QD32(R/W) = 309/136 MBps
I hope I provided enough information and it wasn't tldr
Please if you have any ideas what I should try, tell me. Thank you all!