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dharmil007

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I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 & Windows 8.1 just Yesterday.
Now in Windows 8 There is a pecular problem. Whenever i interact with any object on the screen, the computer freezes, for about 30-40 secs. This happens almost all the time say 5-6 times in 10 minutes. The reason behind this was that DISK ACTIVE TIME which is shown by Task Manager spikes up to 100% & stays there for about a minute or so.

But in Ubuntu, none of these things happen I can use Ubuntu Lag free conforatably

The same thing used to happen with my previous Drive, so i got it replaced from WD, but even after replacing same issue still persists.

Pls someone help.

My System Config :
AMD Phenom X6 1055T 2.8GHz
Gigabyte 880GM-UD2h
Kingston 4GB DDR3 HyperX
WD Black 1TB
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8/Ubuntu 14.04
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 2.8GhZ
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte 880 GM-UD2h
    Memory
    4GB DDr3 HyperX Kingston
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4200 HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 300N
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    WD 1TB Black
    PSU
    VIP 450W PLus
    Case
    CoolerMaster
    Keyboard
    Circle Multimedia
    Mouse
    Logitech MX518
    Internet Speed
    2 MBPS
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET

dharmil007

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8/Ubuntu 14.04
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 2.8GhZ
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte 880 GM-UD2h
    Memory
    4GB DDr3 HyperX Kingston
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4200 HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 300N
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    WD 1TB Black
    PSU
    VIP 450W PLus
    Case
    CoolerMaster
    Keyboard
    Circle Multimedia
    Mouse
    Logitech MX518
    Internet Speed
    2 MBPS
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET

dharmil007

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Guyzz i Solved it.

I changed the setting of HDD in BIOS.
I changed it from AHCI-->IDE

Now its working perfectly.
Dont know what was the issue, can someone pls shed light on this matter.
What was the fault ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8/Ubuntu 14.04
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 2.8GhZ
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte 880 GM-UD2h
    Memory
    4GB DDr3 HyperX Kingston
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4200 HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 300N
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    WD 1TB Black
    PSU
    VIP 450W PLus
    Case
    CoolerMaster
    Keyboard
    Circle Multimedia
    Mouse
    Logitech MX518
    Internet Speed
    2 MBPS
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET

CountMike

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AHCI drivers for AMD chips, could be iffy sometimes. Good part, unless it's for SSD you don't need AHCI at all.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

dharmil007

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but how just by shifting to ahci from ide, it doesnt freeze ?
nd moreover that ahci was working perfectly on ubuntu.
so i dont think that was problem of AMD chips.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8/Ubuntu 14.04
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 2.8GhZ
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte 880 GM-UD2h
    Memory
    4GB DDr3 HyperX Kingston
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4200 HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 300N
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    WD 1TB Black
    PSU
    VIP 450W PLus
    Case
    CoolerMaster
    Keyboard
    Circle Multimedia
    Mouse
    Logitech MX518
    Internet Speed
    2 MBPS
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET

Saltgrass

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There is a note on the AMD site which refers to some incompatibilities with the latest AHCI driver. A couple of other threads in the forum mention this. I believe they have set up a special download for just that driver, or possibly from you OEM.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Grown
    CPU
    i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77 -v Pro, Z87-Expert
    Memory
    16 G
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 680 Classified (2)
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SSD 240 GB

CountMike

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DriverVer=07/23/2012,1.3.001.0043
This is the driver I had to use instead of MS driver to get my SSD to function properly. Got it from AMD site.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

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