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Does more HDD memory make programs run faster?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by bbalzer, May 7, 2004.

  1. bbalzer

    bbalzer Guest

    I have 40 GB and have used 21GB so far. I do a lot of Pinnacle Studio 9 slideshows with pictures. It takes a second or two every time I adjust a transition or picture in the slideshow. Is it because my memory is less then half, because it used to run really smooth before I clogged a lot of memory. I have 512K of Ram. I'm purchasing a 160GB Western Digital 8MB Cache 7200 RPM, will this help the situation of data transfering? Please let me know! Thanks
     
  2. ShadowNyt

    ShadowNyt Regular member

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    You may want to run defragment or optimisation on your drive as if you do a lot of creating and deleting your files will be all over the place making it take longer to read a complete file.

    The Cache size and RPM along with the speed of your IDE channel and what other devices hang off it (i.e. CD-ROM will effect you speed more than HD space left.

    I also recommend upgrading to 1GB of ram.

    If you get a second drive - stick it on it's own IDE channel if you don't want it to be slowed down by your older slower HD.
     
  3. kcc76

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    yes 1gb of ram ddr if poss
    and depends on which cpu you have
    id opt for sata 150 hdd if your mobo accept's that connection bit faster tham ide
     

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