Why does me disk usage spike to 100% when playing games

  1.    15 Jan 2018 #1

    Why does me disk usage spike to 100% when playing games

    Just recently when playing games on my pc control panel will show my disk usage at 100% and the games with stutter a bit. This recently started happening
    I checked my HDD health with Crystal Disk Info and it says it's good. Anyone else experiencing this issue I could really use some help
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  2.    21 Jan 2018 #2

    Have you actually tried monitoring with task manger while a game is running?
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       21 Jan 2018 #3

    There can be a correlation between the amount of RAM that is installed and whether the game or Windows is accessing the Virtual Memory/paging file on the drive. More of each can be quite beneficial in such cases.
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  4.    22 Jan 2018 #4

    I disabled superfetch and Xbox game dvr that seemed to help stop the problems on most games . But I still get high disk usage in fallout 4. I have 8gb ram and a GTX 1060 3gb and a Core I5 4570 3.2ghz
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