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Where to install windows + optimizing page file??

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Ok so i went to walmart and i saw the only 16mb cache HD they had was a seagate 250 GB, for $100. Due to me lacking a credit card to buy stuff online im thinkin of gettin it. The reason im gettin it is cuz my current hard drive takes very long to load in games and even stutters to load up new areas, so heres my questions :

I heard u should install the windows partition on one drive, and all your games on the other. so do i install windows on my old slow one or new fast one..? and which drive do i set my paging file to? Also, how do i pick which one i wish to install windows on when i reformatt?

I just want my games to load alot quicker and my HD light stop blinkin so much during stutter, il be getting 2 Gigs of ram but this is all i can afford for now.
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Well, If you don't care at all about running windows and only want games, put all your games on the new one.
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Here you are mate :

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THE PAGING FILE: There are two types of memory which helps XP fuction correctly.One is physical memory ( RAM ) and the other is Virtual Memory, referred to as the paging file. This is an area of your hard disk used as a buffer when RAM is low on resources. If you have another harddisk installed in your p.c you can move the paging file there and reduce the stress of two activities on your main harddisk.

Step 1: Reducing the work on your main harddisk can speed up application response times ( This will only benefit you if you have another harddisk ). Open ''System properties'' in the ''Control panel'' and select ''advanced''.

Step 2: Under ''Performance'' click on ''Settings'' then select ''Advanced''. Go to ''Virtual Memory'' and click on ''Change'' to see your current settings. At the moment ''C:'' will be selected so click to highlight your other drive instead.

Step 3: Having selected a different drive you can choose the ''custom size'' option and set an ''Initial Size'' and ''Maximum size'' for the paging file. Or opt for the ''System managed'' size and XP will decide whats best for you.
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