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#1 cliver

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 12:33 PM

Ok i got a 80 gb hard drive thats has around 16 gb a free space left, will having that much taken up effect performance of my games at all, even 1 fps loss?

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 04:26 PM

It could slow you down a little bit, but not a whole lot depending on what you use it for. I can use 30+ gigs just for raw footage captured from my camera to make a video.

Have you defragged it at all lately?

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 12:24 AM

Yeah i defrag daily. Half life 2 and nwn1 take up about 20 GBs. My comp can barley handle most of the games i play,like titan quest and oblivion(my comp is close to the recommended). So would freeing up a large amount of memory on my hard drive help me out any?

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:25 AM

I don't think you would see any difference in game play, especially if you defrag on a regular basis (daily seems a bit of an overkill). I think you summed up the cause when you wrote "my comp is close to the recommended." As complex and as graphics-intensive as most current games are, your computer has to be much higher than the recommended minimum for games to place nicely.

Still, it is always a good idea to keep your hard drive as clean as possible, and to make a habit of getting rid of the software gunk that seems to accumulate.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 02:58 PM

RAM and video card are the most important things to get to really notice a big boost in performence. If you need help with that, you can post a new topic in hardware with your computer brand and model and we can help you from there.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 10:32 AM

I personally would recommend getting a new backup Drive for your games...

15000rpm 50-70g drives are nice for gaming

I personally use 2 drives

the 15000 from above for gaming

and a 7200rpm 400g for music and videos

Newegg.com - has some good deals on OEM and Open Box Items (Usually returned items that somebody didnt want(almost always not even used) )

I usually compress my files and then run a defrag 2 times a month it helps a little...

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