hey ive been troubled lately by some weird issues with my gaming experience...
ive just recently re-formatted and reinstalled windows because i switched mobo/cpu at first, ive installed certain games i always play, like halflife 2 and everquest2, and they ran just fine, as time progressed, ive installed more games on the HDD, and uninstalled others, of course always defragging, mustava defragged like .. 20 times.
but now , for example in halflife 2, it seems to lag when any sound or minor thing loads, like .. just a short lag, when a barrel blows up, or something like that , and i figured it must be from the Harddrive, since thats where all the files and sounds are loaded.. now .. does anyone else have this problem, or a way to solve it? im just not sure why all of a sudden when a barrel blows up, or anything like that happens i get a short lag
2 more things need to be mentioned
1) ive ran 3dmark03/05 when i first installed and now , score is relatively the same 5 points less or more
2) it didnt lag before when i first installed, so its not like its the graphics card or something
can defrag mess up harddrive if used too much?
also .. no spyware or **** like that .. i ran all the spyware programs
no hardware changes, checked cpu-z and its the same
if needed comp specs are in sig =D
thanks for future input =D
AMD 64 3500+ 939 Winchester/no o/c
MSI K8T Neo2
MGE 400w PS
2X 512 meg ram sticks/generic
PNY 6800 GT 256MB running stock
Western Digital 80 GB HDD