Installing Apps/Games on D: drive Tags: Games Windows 7 Last response: March 8, 2010 7:07 PM in Windows 7 Share Sittler27 March 8, 2010 5:22:32 PM Not sure if this question belongs here, but: I have a 74GB 10000RPM drive as my C: drive and a 320GB drive as my D: drive. By the time I install Windows 7 and World of Warcraft on my C: drive, I'm left with not enough space to install my other games (namely Dragon Age: Orgins and Mass Effect 2) on the C: drive. My question is whether I am going to see a significant performance hit if I install my other applications and games on D:\Program Files Added info, is I have 4GB RAM, a C2Q 9450 and an ATI 5850 video card. More about : installing apps games drive isamuelson a b $ Windows 7 March 8, 2010 6:31:25 PM It might help because it's a separate drive, but overall, no you won't see a performance hit unless the D drive is much slower. jaguarskx a b $ Windows 7 March 8, 2010 7:07:16 PM I will say that loading and saving time will be a tad bit slower by a couple of seconds. If you wanna find out what the actual performance hit is, then install WOW on your D: drive. Measure the load time from both C and D drives. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum(Brand new Radeon 5770) Bad flickering in 3 d apps/games ForumBig Problem with PhenomII X4 955 in all 3 d apps/games ForumComputer freezes during GPU-intensive apps/games . ForumVideo freezes while using 3 D apps/games ForumNeed some help- Installing SSD in existing PC -make it win7 drive ForumSSD drive performance boost, and Windows 7 install questions ForumWill SSD compared to 7200rpm improve runtime performance of apps/game? Forum$3000 3 D modeling/rendering workstation (ADVICE NEEDED) ForumRadeon 6970 or Dual 7770 (double d ) ForumBack up raid0 to a single hard drive ForumSSD Cashe vs OS install ForumNew Gaming PC, $1200-$1400 budget ForumSSD raid & secondary SSD page file drive ForumChanging C: to D : Forum3 d apps (3dmax, zbrush) build - what to look for? Forum2500-3000 Luxury Gaming Rig Forum3 D Apps/Gaming PC - $1000-$1500 ForumWindow 7 this copy is not genuine ForumHow can i decrese the c drive storage capacity ForumWin 7 cannot access nt shared drive More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !