NTFS File System for Games?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Nick718, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. Nick718

    Nick718 Guest

    Ok, I need help..... I am about to install XP, and I need to know wheatehr to install it with the FAT 32 file ssytem or the NTFS system. I am a hardcore gammer, so I would like to know if anyone has had any problems using NTFS when it comes to gamming of any kind?
  2. Nick718

    Nick718 Guest

    Ok, I've decided to go with only XP. What i really need to know now is.
    A. Will NTFS give me lots of problems when it comes to gamming?
    B. If I have a secondary HD which is just for storage, and is already using FAT 32, will XP read it, and can I transfer files back and fourth?
  3. Vorpal

    Vorpal Guest

    A. Not at all
    B. Yes - No problem
  4. vince1956

    vince1956 Guest

    you would be silly not to install it as an ntfs...Much more reliable..:D
  5. Rootz

    Rootz Guest

    Notice that several games (regardless of the file system you use) will not work properly if installed and/or run under a normal user account (you have to be a computer administrator).
  6. Highwind7777

    Highwind7777 Guest

    if you system is under 600mhz and u are using a 5400 rpm hard drive or slower on an ata/66 or slower cable, ntfs will be much slower....but u will not hit any problems..for gaming, the hard drive performance only affects loading times, not gaming or fps...