If you are running a system that is powered by an AMD processor, you must have heard of a caching solution known as StoreMI.

In case you are unaware, the latest AMD motherboards offer support for a powerful tool that improves boot times, load times, and overall system responsiveness.

As opposed to paid caching solutions PrimoCache and eBoostr, StoreMI is free to use for those on the AM4 platform.

Similar to existing solutions, StoreMI lets users pair their HDD with their SSD so they can enjoy SSD-like performance even on mechanical disks.


While it sounds good on paper, StoreMI users historically have had issues since the software replaces some disk drivers with StoreMI drivers.

Having said that, it looks like the latest version of AMD StoreMI has an issue that is causing systems to slow down instead of boosting their performance.

Users say that they have noticed that the system taking significantly longer to boot after installing or updating to the latest version of StoreMI.

Some other problems include intermittent stuttering, freezing, and the system using 100% CPU. Many say that StoreMI is causing the mouse and window movement to lag to a point where it is unusable.


I downloaded Storemi by mistake to update my AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor and out of nowhere, my pc startup takes 5 mins, it gets stuck in the loading windows. Also, when I play a game now, the framerates are low, freeze and change. Is there any fix to this? Can’t I delete it? A solution without backup or anything?

Upgraded to the 3700x recently and noticed performance didn’t really increase and in some cases felt like it was decreasing. I did little to no research trying to troubleshoot this, and downloaded StoreMI and the Ryzen Master software. StoreMI has now caused my PC to take at least 5 minutes to boot and all of my games stutter for the entire time I play. Just wondering if anybody else experiences this


With some reports dating back over a month, AMD had acknowledged the issue on August 19 and said that they were working on it.

With respect to above “Slow response” and high CPU usage are working on it. if its really issue with latest release Storemi. We will look in to and provide the fix for the same.


Now an AMD Staff member told users that the StoreMI system slow down issue has been taken on a higher priority and that they will be fixing it in the upcoming version of the application.


However, the company did not share an ETA for the fix. We will update this article when AMD gives us more information so make sure you keep an eye out.

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Featured image source: AMD

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Anurag Chawake
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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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