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Question: About using a dedicated HDD

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Just started hwbot.org benching and found there is so much to do for optimization of benches.

Is it worth having a dedicated HDD, ssd or plate drive, with a copy of windows which is stripped back to the bare bones?

Also is win7 still my best bet of a OS for benching?
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Win 7 is still generally best for 3d benching with dx10 & 11 benchmarks, also x64 benchmarks like cinebench.
XP is usually better for 2d benches (superpi, wprime, pifast) & dx9 3d benchmarks.

A well stripped OS can help the scores, & a dedicated HDD or 2 can be handy when really pushing things to avoid corrupting your daily OS, playing with system memory speed & timings can get pretty tough on windows.
    
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Cool, thanks for such a quick reply.

I think I may just be ordering a new hdd or two.
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