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1gb of ram or a new 10k hard drive?

By dudezer88
Apr 15, 2006
  1. Sorry if this has already been asked, but what would improve my system performance more? Getting a 10k rpm Raptor or doubling my system memory to 1gb. Right now I have
    p4 2.66 OC'd to 3.2
    512mb Patriot Extreme Performance
    80gb Maxtor ATA 133
    Radeon X800 pro

    I'm mostly looking to reduce loading times on games.
     
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    ram. thats my vote.. a 10k raptor against a 7.2k sata HDD has only a bit (or more) of increase in performance and hdd access times. theres still needs to be somewhere teh pc can dump the files into for processing.. my two cents..
     
  3. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    RAM, diffenlty.


    :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
     
  4. dudezer88

    dudezer88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    hmm.. raid 0.. cant remember if that was adding to give the total, or mirror or 1/2 1/2..

    you can try.. only 15$.. then gives you another 2 ide channels to play with.. one for your 10k raptor.. after you get the ram that is...
     
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    as a workstation you will not see much advantage in using raid 0
    raid 1 would be better saves data
    I would opt for the ram this will make machine faster
    adding another drive does not increase machine preformance much
    now if you did 4 disc raid 2 this access would be very fast
     
  7. DaProffessaT34

    DaProffessaT34 TS Rookie Posts: 39

    RAM definatley, no doubt. Could help you more.
     
  8. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    How would I raid sata (same model) 4 hdd so they are all linked together? What kind of raid?
     
  9. dudezer88

    dudezer88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Got my gig of ram a couple days ago and it is sweet. Thanks for the advice guys.
     
  10. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766


    raid 10 noob
     
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