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Windows 7: About gaming performance and disk drives!

12 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
About gaming performance and disk drives!

I just saved my Oblivion disc image to my computer using Daemon Tools' Disc Imaging.
This will save the game disc from being scratched and other unpleasant things like that.

But a question came up:
Does it have any effect on my game performance if I play Oblivion by image mounting on Daemon Tools instead of playing the game with the actual disk?

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12 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark



The biggest issue with Mounting anything is that is uses System Memory to load/unload files that are needed. As you have 8GB it shouldn't really be a problem but you can but try it and see if you notice any change in the performance of the game.

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12 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thank you for your answer. I haven't myself noticed any change on the performance, but wanted an opinion of someone who knows better. I believe that my memory will be more than enough, because my current performance bottleneck seems to be my graphics card.
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12 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Hard disk read times are faster than optical drives so generally speaking methinks a game would load faster than from the iso. In any case virtual drives are faster than the physical drives for the same reason- they reside on the hard disk. having said that, the game dvd would likely cache the current level (or whatever its called in oblivion) to the hdd/ram so the performance boost may not be directly proportional to read speeds.
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