New Gaming Laptop, Disc Usage surges up

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Hello everyone,

So my wife and I bought a new gaming laptop, and it's preinstalled with Windows 8.1.

At first, gaming was phenomenal, then after some Windows Updates, something changed...

Every so often, the games will suffer severe graphical lag as in huge framerate drops and slow downs. We've noticed also that within Task Manager the Disc Usage is typically at 98% and above.

We noticed that the hard drive was divided into 2 partitions unnecessarily. It's a 1TB HDD that was divided roughly 600/300. Odd, so we merged the 2 partitions. There are still 600MB recovery partitions so we didn't touch those.

So now, when playing any intense games, they'll run smoothly, then every 10 seconds or so, SLOW DOWN, then go back to normal. Repeat this forever.

The model laptop is this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152560&cm_re=MSI_GE60-_-34-152-560-_-Product
 

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Turns out the disc usage isn't the thing that gave the laptop horrible performance issues with gaming.

I'm writing this so that it will be recorded online what the solution is...

It turns out, since we were replacing an old laptop, the old laptop's charging adapter was laying nearby. So when plugging the laptop in, we grabbed the wrong charger. Now, the computer didn't fuss, and the plug fit in perfectly fine. But the adapter for the old computer supplied only HALF the amperage/current necessary for the new one. This caused graphical issues because the old adapter was unable to supply enough power to the new power hungry gaming laptop.

So for anyone else out there that may be having gaming issues with their MSI GE60, make sure you're using the correct adapter! Happy to help.
 

Retrowire

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Jan 27, 2013
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Turns out the disc usage isn't the thing that gave the laptop horrible performance issues with gaming.

I'm writing this so that it will be recorded online what the solution is...

It turns out, since we were replacing an old laptop, the old laptop's charging adapter was laying nearby. So when plugging the laptop in, we grabbed the wrong charger. Now, the computer didn't fuss, and the plug fit in perfectly fine. But the adapter for the old computer supplied only HALF the amperage/current necessary for the new one. This caused graphical issues because the old adapter was unable to supply enough power to the new power hungry gaming laptop.

So for anyone else out there that may be having gaming issues with their MSI GE60, make sure you're using the correct adapter! Happy to help.
 
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