Is my hard drive causing my slow downs?

nocturnal7x

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Ok, I only really have this issue in oblivion, haven't played fo3 yet. anyway, I recently got an antec twelve hundred so now I can hear my HDD because the case is so quiet. I notice that when my FPS drop my HDD makes noise as though its working very hard.

I have an old, about 4 year old seagate barracuda 7200.8 HDD. Just wondering if anyone thinks a cheap WD caviar black would make a difference worth the 80 or so dollars.


My current specs:
GA-P35-DS3L
EVGA 8800GT superclocked
e8400 @ 3.6ghz
2 gigs of ram
 

nocturnal7x

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That makes sense, shows Im still a noob after a year of having this PC I built. I will give that a try... Just bought 2 more gigs, dirt cheap.
 

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I agree with dokk2, when your HD is chugging, it is probably writing to the page file on your HD.

Add the extra 2 GB's and turn off the page file
 

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