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Old 03-06-2005, 08:18 AM   #1
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Default Computer Fact or Urban Myth?

My question relates to windows performance and HDD.

A hardware tech told me that as I have a 120 Gb HDD then I should partition it. Half for Windows Operations and half for storage of files etc.

Another person told me Windows performance is controlled by one thing only RAM and that the HDD somehow enhances performance is an urban myth.

I myself want to re-partition with about 10Gb allocated to windows as some disaster or other regularly happens and I always seem to be re-formatting and this way protects my Library of programs/games/study /MP3 etc.

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If I allocate more HDD space to windows will XP whiz along better??
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Old 03-06-2005, 09:31 AM   #2
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I doubt it, and if it does, it wont be anything noticable, at least to a human user anyway, if you want better performance get more or a better cpu or a better video card, just where did this tech guy work anyway? bestbuy?
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Default Re: Computer Fact or Urban Myth?

It's a myth.

Now, if you had a seperate HDD, on a seperate IDE channel/controler for the swap file, then you'd be cooking!
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Old 03-10-2005, 10:59 AM   #4
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Default Re: Computer Fact or Urban Myth?

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It's a myth.

Now, if you had a seperate HDD, on a seperate IDE channel/controler for the swap file, then you'd be cooking!


that's true...i heard of that before too, and that it works out very well, it will help in making the comp. scream.
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:49 PM   #5
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naah its all just a huge myth.... although do make sure that you allot a good amount of hard disk to windows..... 10 Gb as you say will be enough.. the system restore utility itself takes up arouund 600-700 MB space depending on the settings...
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