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Hello,

I recently had a western digital 500GB caviar blue 16mb cache and sold it today because some parts of my computer were taking a long time to load.. especially the games in battlefield 3.

I was wondering, if I upgrade to a western digital caviar black 750gb 64mb cache, would the speed of the loading times of battlefield 3 increase?
post #2 of 5
Probably not at all, I mean the difference would be tiny if at all.

An SSD doesn't even make a massive difference. Yes it loads quicker but it doesn't increase FPS at all. In general use an SSD will make a massive difference. A new HDD might make a difference depending on how old your other HDD was.

In other words TLDR: Not really.
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i would just keep the cavier blue and get an SSD, then you will definatly notice the diference thumb.gif
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i would just keep the cavier blue and get an SSD, then you will definatly notice the diference thumb.gif

I need a lot of space if i were to get an SSD and that would cost A LOT. And for the other post above, I am not talking about FPS.. I am talking about the loading of maps in game.. My friends have the same motherboard, ram and video card but their games load a lot faster and they have have better hard drives (Not SSD).
post #5 of 5
well actually if your not interested in an SSD plus i just realised you want to load BF3 faster, my mistake an SSD wont make much difference except load the game, maps, worlds for games IIRC.. if you need more space then get the cavier black. a fresh install of your system might just make all the difference too smile.gif
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