Low performance in games, FPS drops, game is not smooth on new SSD

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    Low performance in games, FPS drops, game is not smooth on new SSD


    A few days ago I installed Windows 10 on my laptop using Microsoft instalation tool (Pobierz WindowsÂ*10) (Windows 10 version 1809). I've done it because I've changed my old HDD to SSD. On the previous disk (HDD) I had Windows 10 version 1803.

    Unfortunately, after installing several games, it turned out that there is a significant drop in performance during game. When I was using my old disk, the FPS were relatively stable (at around 130-150). The game worked very smoothly and without complaints. Now, having a new disk with new system (Win 10 1809), the FPS jump from 85-150. The game cuts out from time to time, the screen frames and there is a lot of discomfort. It looks like that I am lagging (even in offline playing).

    The things that I tried to do:

    - I updated all possible drivers (graphics card, sound card, etc.) - several times trying different versions of drivers

    - I have disabled xbox services (I read that it can affects on the performance during game)

    - I have disabled all options from the "Playing" settings (Settings -> Playing, including the game bar)

    - I changed the visual effects in order to get the best possible system performance

    - I have disabled the dvr option using the registry

    - in the nVidia control panel I set all the options like it were on the old disk (i.e., for the maximum performance)

    - I set the games options to the least demanding ones

    - I changed the power options to the highest performance

    - I used an anti-virus to check for any unwanted files / programs / viruses

    - I changed the thermoconductive paste in the laptop

    - I reinstalled the games several times

    - I reinstalled Windows (I thought there might be some installation error)

    None of the above solutions helped. I thought I might have damaged something when changing HDD to SSD. I installed the HHD disk again. On it (Windows 10 1903 version) everything worked as it should. I decided to make photoes of all the settings and make the same settings (including the same versions of all drivers) on the new disk. I did everything as planned but it not helped.

    Despite the low performance in games the disk runs very smoothly and there are no problems with it. I will add that the games and the system are installed on different local disks.

    I have a Lenovo y50-70 laptop:

    - Intel Core i5-4210H processor

    -8GB RAM

    -NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960m

    What should I do to make the games run smoothly again? I am looking for a solution for several days and I have no ideas anymore. I've already searched for answers on many forums and videos on YouTube but nothing helped.

    Sorry for my Enlglish!

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    What specific Solid State Drive is it?

    That looks to be the issue, defective maybe or:

    A cheap SSD might not be better than 7200 sata drives, never owned one, but that is what I have heard elsewhere.
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  3. CountMike's Avatar
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    W10+Developer Insider + Linux

    I doubt it has anything to do with it being SSD or HDD, they don't impact game performance other than faster loading of game and in between levels.
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  4. RoasterMen's Avatar
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    Windows 10 LTSC

    Have you checked your temperatures?

    Also, I'm pretty sure that's driver related.
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  5. Faith's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2 64-bit

    I had a similar issue on a older laptop when swapping boot drive, although not game related. Turned out that it wasn't fully compatible with the I/O Interface. The drive was fine on a desktop at that time. That's when I learned that laptops are very sensitive to change.

    Disk drives shouldn't impact the frame count and overall performance, but it can - and most certainly will - impact cpu cycles causing stutters and high latency if the drive is slow (for the data it's trying to read) or bad. You should run the drive through CrystalDisk and do notes on sequental reads and the 4K block data. These will be most important for games. There are a few other things here you can try aswell: See if there's a new mb BIOS available that add system compatibility, and see if there's an updated firmware for the SSD.
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  6. Fabler2's Avatar
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    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home

    Just to check, though it shouldn't happen these days on a fresh install, https://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/checking_ssd_alignment .

    Although item shows for Win7 it's the same for Win 10.
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