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Too High Disk Usage because of ntoskrnl.exe

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Emvy

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I've been having this problem since we bought the laptop. I expected better result since we bought a Quadcore 3.0ghz AMD A8, R7 M265 2GB VRAM. But every game game we play it feels like we bought a low end. The FPS won't stop dropping sometimes into a complete halt. Task manager states 100% Disk usage. Can anyone help me?




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nice to see that you were able to register here. I checked the file and the disk IO comes from accessing the pagefile (F:\pagefile.sys). Windows seems to have low free RAM (you only have 4GB RAM and the GPU seems to use 768MB so Windows has one 3.25GB to use, which is low for a 64Bit Windows) and writes data to the pagefile (ntoskrnl.exe!MiModifiedPageWriter, ntoskrnl.exe!MiGatherPagefilePages):
 
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I see you run Chrome when playing the game. Chrome is a RAM "waster". So close it and other useless programs like TuneUp before playing the game.


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That's odd. Since the AMD CPU says that they have 1GB built in GPU, the laptop also has 2GB dedicated VRAM. Adding that to the 4GB RAM shouldn't that be more than enough? My PC has 2 GB of VRAM and 4GB RAM and it works perfectly.







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