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This evening I bought an Intel SSD, to aid my OEM 1TB 7200rpm drive. I figured if I put my OS on it, it would boot faster...but my main question is:

Will I see any kind of difference during my gameplay?

I've been trying to determine a bottleneck in my system on the AMD forums, and it was tossed around that I might need a new drive.
post #2 of 10
It's possible you'll see a difference in games like gta 4 where there's lots of loading going on in-game, but otherwise levels will just load faster.
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I primarily play MMO's. Im killing time in LOTRO right now, waiting for guild wars 2 and Skyrim to come out.

Will it make a difference in an MMO?
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The only thing that games benefit from an SSD is load times. It's worth it to me, but to many it's not.
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The only thing that games benefit from an SSD is load times. It's worth it to me, but to many it's not.
My issue might be very small load times. My rig would run fantastically, if it werent for very small .25 second hangs as I run or pan around fast. I run an nvidia 560ti, so the juice is there..
post #6 of 10
If you've got room on your ssd, you might as well throw one or two of your favorive games on there.
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If you've got room on your ssd, you might as well throw one or two of your favorive games on there.
I havent installed it yet, I just bought it...trying to determine if the 40bg Intel SSD was worth the 70 I paid for it!
post #8 of 10
70 for it ya good deal. i paid 200 for 60gb ssd 1 year ago. then i paid 200 for c300 @ 128 gb, so u mite want a bigger one because win 7 takes up 30gb of hd space.
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70 for it ya good deal. i paid 200 for 60gb ssd 1 year ago. then i paid 200 for c300 @ 128 gb, so u mite want a bigger one because win 7 takes up 30gb of hd space.
I have 7 ultimate and it says it requires 20gb. I can't afford the 100 dollar jump to the next step...
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What mobo you have? If it has the Z68 chipset you can get the smaller SSD and use it for caching.
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