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Jeros

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i have 2 old 400mbish harddrives kicking around, would putting them in my pc and just using them for pagefiles give me a noticble increase in speed when playing daoc?
 

Darzil

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Jeros said:
i have 2 old 400mbish harddrives kicking around, would putting them in my pc and just using them for pagefiles give me a noticble increase in speed when playing daoc?
No, probably a noticable decrease.

Page files are only used when you're using all your memory. The disk speed is a lot slower than memory, so you get a loss of speed each time this happens. The disk speed on the older hard drives is going to be a lot slower than on a modern one, so you'll lose more speed when paging. More memory will make more difference.

There may be a marginal increase in performance if your page file in on a hard drive other than the one your system / daoc is running from, but it's certainly worth it being on your fastest drive.

Darzil
 

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