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Is my hard drive causing my slow downs?

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December 27, 2008 7:14:04 PM

Ok, I only really have this issue in oblivion, haven't played fo3 yet. anyway, I recently got an antec twelve hundred so now I can hear my HDD because the case is so quiet. I notice that when my FPS drop my HDD makes noise as though its working very hard.

I have an old, about 4 year old seagate barracuda 7200.8 HDD. Just wondering if anyone thinks a cheap WD caviar black would make a difference worth the 80 or so dollars.


My current specs:
GA-P35-DS3L
EVGA 8800GT superclocked
e8400 @ 3.6ghz
2 gigs of ram
December 27, 2008 7:35:42 PM

An extra GB of RAM may make more of a difference - system is only using HDD when there is not enough memory
December 27, 2008 8:33:56 PM

jamesgoddard said:
An extra GB of RAM may make more of a difference - system is only using HDD when there is not enough memory



That makes sense, shows Im still a noob after a year of having this PC I built. I will give that a try... Just bought 2 more gigs, dirt cheap.
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December 27, 2008 10:04:41 PM

keep in mind that when you have two or more g's of ram with xp you can get rid of the swapfile..:) 
December 30, 2008 9:56:57 PM

I agree with dokk2, when your HD is chugging, it is probably writing to the page file on your HD.

Add the extra 2 GB's and turn off the page file
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