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January 4, 2004 1:46:02 AM

Have P4 2.8c, 512 MB ...120GB HDD. When playing simple games, ie NHL, NASCAR etc should I load minimum, medium or entire game to hard drive for best performance?
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January 4, 2004 4:45:14 AM

If you can spare like 200 mb, which isn't much, then go for it. You should have plenty of room on your harddrive unless you have a bunch mpegs and mp3s on your computer. That much space is worth those couple of seconds of the time saved loading (which is all it will help improve). But thats just my opinion. Some games may allow you to play without the cd if you do a maximum install.

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January 4, 2004 5:23:11 AM

Yeah, unless you have a bunch of videos or something on your computer you should have lots of space, I have only used 57.6 GB of my disk and I always install games full and I have tons of junk :p 

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January 5, 2004 3:49:03 PM

Always do the maximum install. The main reason is that data access to a hard drive is quite a bit faster than data access to even the fastest optical drives.

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January 6, 2004 5:04:32 AM

Always maximum installs.
Just make sure you won't reach 3/4 of your drive, coz it slows things down.

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January 7, 2004 3:13:34 PM

as a matter of interest you can also do the full install and download a crack/fix from www.megagames.com for whatever version for whatever game and then ya dont even have to bother putting a cd into the drive whenever ya wanna play or change game.

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January 7, 2004 10:51:59 PM

Why wouldn't you load the entire game?

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