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DarthRaider

GTA V using 100% of my Hardrive and causing bad stutters/lag

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DarthRaider

lately i been noticing after a hour or 2 of single player game play i would start to stutter and lag a lot (mostly when driving/ flying).


so i brang up task manager and i seen that my disk was at 100% then it dropped back down then i brang the game back up and started driving then tabbed out and seen that the graph again hit 100, my memory says there is 2gb free space and 6gb is in use, shouldnt i be fine then? but i have no idea why gta causes that.


gta also crashed a few times when my hdd reached 100%


heres some of my pc specs http://i.imgur.com/JutYBBM.png my gtx 960 is the 4gb vram version..


do you think its a ram leak issue? i use corsair vengeance pro ram sticks so i dont think that my ram would be the issue unless i need to upgrade the size but i heard 8gb is enough..


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RedDagger

If it's using 100% of your HDD then it's likely trying to read information off of your HDD faster than it's able, bringing about the stuttering. I don't think there's a fix if that's the case, short of upgrading to a faster read/write HDD or even an SSD.

 

As for whether it's related to RAM, open task manager before playing and see how the RAM usage changes over time - if it's a memory leak then the memory usage will steadily go upwards.

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DarthRaider

someone told me i should get an ssd and install the game onto that and play it, not sure if thats a good idea or not but i think i wouldnt need to reinstall steam and install it on the ssd then.

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RedDagger

You would not have to reinstall steam, you can have games installed on different drives just fine.

 

I'm pretty sure the game runs fine on a more modern HDD, definitely no issues like this - you could get an HDD for a lot cheaper than a similar size SSD.

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DarthRaider

You would not have to reinstall steam, you can have games installed on different drives just fine.

 

I'm pretty sure the game runs fine on a more modern HDD, definitely no issues like this - you could get an HDD for a lot cheaper than a similar size SSD.

 

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16822149382

 

That's my hard drive I have

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RedDagger

Hm, that shouldn't have any issues, that's a pretty good HDD. Try following this tutorial to see the read/write speed of your HDD, in case it's failing.

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DarthRaider

Hm, that shouldn't have any issues, that's a pretty good HDD. Try following this tutorial to see the read/write speed of your HDD, in case it's failing.

Any particular setting I should run it on

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RedDagger

Probably best to leave it at the default settings.

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DarthRaider

Probably best to leave it at the default settings.

i havent run test yet but id like to share pictures of the hdd usage

 

heres some pictures

http://i.imgur.com/jpXMdP4.png

this here shows my hardrive when im tabbed out of gta as u can see gta is there but not using much and the graph is fine.

http://i.imgur.com/Z8lVuwS.png now i tabbed back in the game a few times for a few seconds u can see a big change

http://i.imgur.com/7UI2YMa.png

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DarthRaider

Hm, that shouldn't have any issues, that's a pretty good HDD. Try following this tutorial to see the read/write speed of your HDD, in case it's failing.

 

http://prntscr.com/7nt312

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RedDagger

Huh, that should be working fine...it's a long shot, but you could try reinstalling the game.

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DarthRaider

Huh, that should be working fine...it's a long shot, but you could try reinstalling the game.

tried it before :/

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DarthRaider

I WOULD BUY A NEW HARDDRIVE BUT ALL THE WORK TO TRANSFER THEN FIND OUT THAT THE HARDGRIVE ISNT THE ISSUE, IDK ITS ODD

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RedDagger

From the looks of things it's definitely your hard drive, but I'm confused as to what the precise problem with it is since the speeds seem fine.

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Turbo_Kisel

Try turning off your internet and start the game so social club goes to offline mode. You can turn internet back on after that, it will stay in offline mode. Works if you play story mode. That fixed most of my stuttering and increased overall performance. Just give it a try. Rockstar needs to fix this.

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