Hi, and thx for read this thread.. my question is, IDE or SATA?, i know that the SATA HD are more faster, but, it can affect the FPS on a game? cuz idk why my FPS are so bad on some games (like America's Army, Crysis, COD4).... cuz my PC is not bad (i think)... so... the SATA can affect my FPS on a game yes or not?
i already change all my PC parts for new parts like the mother board, processor and video card!..
AMD Phenom 9600 @ 2.4GHz
2GB Cruciall ballitix Tracer @ 800MHz
ATi Sapphire 3870 512MB
RocketFish 700w PSU 80+ SLi Ready
Samsung 17" Widescreem 160GB IDE Maxtor 7200RPM
Windows XP SP3 32bits
Well, you're playing on a 17' monitor so your CPU and video card should be near maxing out your frame rates.
I'd say you've got too many virus checkers and other tasks running in the background eating up your CPU cycles.
Or, your hard drive is so filled up and fragmented, it's constantly having to move all over the platter finding room to write your temp files.
It'll take an hour but delete old files so at least 15% to 20% of your hard drive is free, then use defragment. It will improve your load times significantly.
A slow hdd only affects your loading times (reading from the HDD to the memory -> processor -> graphics) so if you're experiencing low fps it can mean something else. But just to be sure, disable paging file/virtual memory from windows, set it to 0 and load a game. If the fps improve then scan the hdd for errors and see what pops up, if not then your hard drive is not at fault here.