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FPS improved with new cd drive?

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Yesterday i replaced my IDE cd drive for a SATA drive. The IDE cable is ugly and got in the way of how i wanted to manage my computer case's cables.

After booting up my pc i poped in my Farcry2 disk to test to make sure everything is up and running...

Much to my pleasant supprise my FPS were 15-30 above normal (30-50 from 20-40)

am i crazy or is there some reason this is happening?

This also happened with a game i have on my HDD with no disk at all.

sorry if this is the wrong forum for this topic.
post #2 of 8
That's weird. Was your hard drive an IDE drive on the same cable as the CD drive? Also, maybe your IDE drivers are messed up and getting rid of IDE devices keeps them from loading or something.
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Mustve been a changed setting, or turning off the IDE controller gave your processor a nice boost, seeing as it's fairly old.
    
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you mean pata
not ide

we still use ide
it is not a cable
IDE
PATA
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Interesting. I went from an IDE drive to a modern SATA drive last year (They're only $20, took me long enough), and I didn't notice a difference at all.

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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
you mean pata
not ide

we still use ide
it is not a cable
IDE
PATA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralle...nt_terminology

Everyone calls them IDE drives. I don't think it's a big deal.
Edited by Shrimp - 1/30/11 at 12:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
you mean pata
not ide

we still use ide
it is not a cable
My bad, it's habit.

The Pata controller may have taken a load of your processor since it's now off.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
you mean pata
not ide

we still use ide
it is not a cable
IDE
PATA
thanks for the correction :3 my bad
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That's weird. Was your hard drive an IDE drive on the same cable as the CD drive? Also, maybe your IDE drivers are messed up and getting rid of IDE devices keeps them from loading or something.
no my HDD is sata, the ide (pata) is completely out of the case now.
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