Is there such a thing as Performance defrag?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    Is there such a thing/way that I could customize my HD defrag so that I could see a comfirming improvment in gaming? Right now, when I purchase a new game, I always install it right off the C:\ directory, instead of C:\Program Files\ directory. I also eliminate the extra folders created when installing game (EG: C:\Program Files\Cyan\Ubisoft\Myst4). Could I take it a step further by custom placing the directory in a certain part of the HD through custom defrag? Or does XP do a good job of placing it in the right spot on the HD based on how many times I access the parent directory of the game? I do know that gaming is CPU/GPU intensive, but if it needs a file right away, it doesn't have to go far to look for it.

    Thanks in advance,

    Heeter
     
  2. LoctOut

    LoctOut OSNN Addict

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    can't answer your question completely, but if you use Diskeeper to defrag there is a performance option available
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I don't think it's so much to do with defrag. But it's always best to defrag files to keep performance up to standards.
    Not sure if moving the game out on to a separate drive will help or not since it'll be far away from the system files, but I'm planning to move my games on to a 2nd HD when I build my new rig.
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Perfect disk offers aggressive free space consolidation, which claims to reduce fragmentation of files. Like Diskeeper, you can set schedules for defragging and also choose which particular drives/partitions you want to be defragged in the schedule.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    if you want to put the game and apps in the most efficient partition for performance, that would be the partition that has the os....do not put the pagefile on a differant partition either...evreything that gets accessed often on the same drive as the os

    if you have multiple, discs, toss everything I just said out

    then keeep that partition relative small...room for easy defrag, and room to add apps as you need them

    then put that partition, (which will be your most accessed partition), towards but not at the front of the ...about ten percent in