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  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #1

    1 game on D: Drive but very slow


    Hello! I run only 1 game on the D: drive of my Windows 10 computer, and my C: drive is about 75% full. However, when I run the game that is on my D: drive, it acts as though the memory is full-the game is good for about 5 minutes, then the FPS drops to, like, 0.5 frames a second. My computer has had other memory issues with games recently, and I haven't even had it for a year yet. I want to know-why is the game on my D drive dragged down, when I haven't used even 25% of D drive's storage, and how can I fix it?
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  2. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #2

    In order to adequately diagnose your issue we need full system specs otherwise it's just a guessing game. Please update system specs to also include the specific game(s) you're having issue with.

    Thanks
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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Dell G3 15 is my computer, and I've had it since last February. It has 119GB of storage in the C: drive and 931 in D:. The game I use is Forza Horizon 4, and that's on D: drive and currently the only thing there.
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  4. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #4

    Please look at my system specs (My Computer) to get an idea what we mean by system specs.

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  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I filled in as much as I could find, sorry I'm not very good with computers
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  6. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
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    TheCar said:
    I filled in as much as I could find, sorry I'm not very good with computers
    Ok.

    First off you've nowhere near 120 (119) gig of memory. What you are stating is drive size. Looking at the specs of that notebook Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop shows the most memory that notebook came with is 16gig. With that (given what you did post spec wise) I'm going to assume this is the one you have - Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop

    All that out the way, two suggestions first...

    1. Go to Dell's website and find the latest drivers for your notebook - start here for driver support (sorry I don't know your exact model number)
    2. Make sure you have the latest patches for your game - Go here for Forza Horizon 4 support (sorry didn't see patches)
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    So I downloaded the latest drivers, and nothing for the game was new (thanks!). But after about 7 minutes of gameplay, the game stuttered and then became, as usual, unusable and frozen. This happens with other games that I use, but they are in the C: drive. I've used 85.6 GB (~72%) of available GB on the C: drive.
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  8. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #8

    Which version of Windows 10 do you have? Right click Start, click Run, type "winver" (without quotes)

    1 game on D: Drive but very slow-winver.png

    64 or 32 Bit? ... Control Panel > System, look under System type.
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  9. Posts : 13,321
    Win10 Version 22H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #9

    Sounds like your drive is partitioned as C: and D: [with a couple three other unlettered partitions] on 1 drive like mine, 1TB with C: at 150GB and D: at 780GB. In practical terms the read/write heads are working at finding all the data the programs need and can tend to be a bit slower. Also possible is the drive is slowing down as it warms up, I'd use a can of compressed air to blow any dust out. If you have pets their fine hair can get into it.
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  10. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    sygnus21 said:
    Which version of Windows 10 do you have?
    I have Version 1903 (OS build 18362.535)
    64-bit OS
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