ROG G73jw-1A Game stuttering, momentus xt sd26 firmware request

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  1. Hipol

    Hipol Newbie

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    [​IMG] Hi!
    I have bought second hand ASUS G73-jw. I think it is 1A version but that is not important at the moment. I have bought it with windows 10 already so a lot of things could have happen to it before. Anyway I reinstalled the system coz it was in swedish language. Than I have realised that I'm facing game stuttering. At first I thought it's caused by the fact I was playing TES Morrowind with graphic overhaul and stuff, but it happened also in League of Legends (non demanding game).

    I reversed everything and I have installed windows 7 profesional. Downloaded all the newest drivers (with help of driver booster). I have basically tried EVERYTHING that I thought could help but I'm still facing this problem. I have disabled windows services like "windows search" "defrag" and everything that could slow my HDD down. Without progress. I suspect that SSD part of the disk has something to do with it or the disk is just broken but I can not prove it. I have done "zeroing" before installing fresh windows 7 with DBAN too. I have scanned it with HD Tune for bad sectors and everything seems fine. Before I throw this piece of garbage out, I want to be sure I have tried everything.

    Does anyone here have any ideas what can I do?

    When stuttering occurs, i see HD Icon blinking and flashing constantly for few seconds. I would like to try upgrading firmware from sd22 to sd26 but I can not find it ANYWHERE on the internet :(
    If there is anyone who has it, or who can look for it over the internet please let me know. I have checked only polish and english sites. I have even asked Seagate to help me but they refused.
    The only available firmware is sd28 but I have heared its garbage so I dont want to mess things up even more.

    In the other thread I have read something about additional drivers required to use SSD (and my momentus XT) I can'f find this thread but I remember it had something to do with "intel rapid storage"? Might it be a problem? If yes than which drivers exactly should I try updating?

    I'm sorry for my english and I hope someone can help me out with it so I could fully enjoy ROG gaming.

    best regards


    EDIT: Even when I'm doing literally nothing I observe HDD icon blinking and HDD usage spikes like theese at the SS. Only system and resource monitor active...
    I'm sorry for the mess with IMG links :X I did not know how to use them properly, and I cannot delete the wrong ones..

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  2. swaaye

    swaaye Notebook Evangelist

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    You could try installing Intel's Rapid Storage drivers. I'm not sure which version supports the chipset in that notebook though. You'll have to investigate that. And I don't know if this will actually improve anything.
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/55005

    The best way to go is to replace that Momentus XT with a newer SSHD. Those drives had problems. Stuttering in games with HDDs can be caused by glitchy, overly frequent head parking behavior that causes a delay in data access.
     
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