View Full Version : Game Play issues g74s-xr1

09-01-2011, 01:32 PM
Laptop runs flawless for video editing, windows etc. but if i load up any fps or rts games i get pauses while playing very annoying. it does it for only a second when id does pause but the pauses are happening 20-30 seconds. I have re-imaged, added SSd to primary windows and og hardrive for gaming and picture storage. do you guys think i am missing a driver? No errors in device manager. anyhelp would be greatly appreciated, i bought this laptop to play bf3 on the go since i travel alot

09-01-2011, 01:53 PM
I have G74SX/G73JH, both run smoothly (30+ FPS @ GPU 60~66 deg C) on Battlefield:Bad Company 2 and StarCraft II with 1920x1080 Medium Graphics setting. However, I have no clue why your G74 has constantly pauses in game(s).

09-01-2011, 03:25 PM
It doesn't sound like a driver, but it does sound like it might be related to an issue that was resolved with the G73SW's using ThrottleStop. Give that a shot and see if it helps. My G73JW-XA1 runs BF:BC2 and SC2 maxed without any problems. Yours should do the same.

09-01-2011, 11:25 PM
I also have the G74SX-XR1 and im experiencing the same issues in wow. I got this notebook about 2 weeks ago. the game seems to pause for 2 seconds or so every once in a while. I have done all of the updates and it still happened. I finally turned on resource monitor to see what was going on and here is what i got.

the cpu drops and the disk access shoots up. thats the lenght of time i had the freeze for. I have many of these screenshots tracking the same thing. you can see that the response time of the disk is 3590 ms. which is really long. I ran hd tune and everyhting looked okay

Transfer Rate Minimum : 45.3 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Maximum : 82.1 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Average : 68.6 MB/sec
Access Time : 18.9 ms
Burst Rate : 66.9 MB/sec
CPU Usage : -1.0%

Im still looking for a good fix for this.

09-01-2011, 11:30 PM
You can try using the ms ahci sata driver instead of RST

09-02-2011, 02:13 AM
I have the same model xr1....

I use Asus gamefast option, which ,if I'm not mistaken free's up some ressources, by ending non essential progamms .

Mind you , I also replace the blue 640 gb WD blue harddrive with a 500 WD black one , I have no problem ,so far...

09-02-2011, 03:33 AM
Try bios 202 couldn't hurt. if you don't have it already

09-02-2011, 03:39 AM
I was at sata drivers
Intel Mobile Express Chipset Sata ahci controller

i flipped to
Intel RST SATA Drivers WHQL

and didnt notice any change. still got the lags.

i did update the bios to 202 a few days ago and it didnt change anything.

09-02-2011, 11:19 PM
Uninstall The, and force the Microsoft AHCI driver in Device Manager

09-03-2011, 12:44 PM
I also have stutter lag with G74SX. It happens in Starcraft 2. Could this be the latest nvidia driver? 280.26. I've tried throttlestop and some other things without resolving it.

09-06-2011, 07:30 PM
I tried uninstalling the SATA driver and letting windows install what it thinks is correct. I ended up with
Intel Mobile Express Chipset Sata ahci controller

that didn't fix it either. So I returned the laptop.

Time to start shopping again.

Chastity, I want to thank you for your quick responses and different ideas that i didn't think of. Even though it didn't work I still appreciate it.