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11-15-2005, 02:26 PM
I have a really stupid question here. I dont know how fast my HD is but i know its slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww as ketcup coming out of the bottle brand new.
If i added a second HD, would that make my online games faster. Cause i know when i put a new HD my other machine it played better.
So here is my question: If i added the 2nd drive and put the game on it, would it help out or no?
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11-15-2005, 02:39 PM
How much ram do you have?
11-15-2005, 03:06 PM
I would suspect many things first rather than you disk. If it is actually disk, it would most likely be from fragmentation, or because you don't have enough ram causing a lot of disk swap (like Orlun suggested), or because you have multiple applications constantly hitting the HD at the same time.
In answer to your question, a RAID for multiple disks would give you a very slight performance boost. But honestly, you'd have to be taxing the system quite a bit on a regular basis to notice an improvement by going to a RAID. And you'd likely see much greater gains in improving other parts of your system first.
11-16-2005, 10:52 AM
Well what i was thinking, is this. I have an old system. I think it is 1.2g intel processor. I have 512k mem, and i forgot the speed of my HD. I was playing eq on it the other day, cause i was sooooooooo bored.. nothing was doing the trick. I remember replacing the drive and it made less lag in the game then before.
It was something i just thought about, and was wondering if just adding a extra drive would that give me a better responce time.. LOL.. see stupid questions.. lol...
11-16-2005, 11:04 AM
Delete all the junk and defrag your HD. That might help in the short term. If you had access to another 512m of ram, it would help too. The goal is to reduce the need for EQ to access your systems hard drive. More memory will help there. After the memory is used and it needs to swap files in and out, having them clean and contiguous helps. In the olden days, I used to use a utility to place and reserve disk space for important & often accessed read only files on my hard drive but today, I don't bother much. In EQ, it would be the texture and zone files I would guess.
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