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Windows 7: planning on reformatting hard drive for gaming performance.

17 Apr 2012   #1
Firstslayer09

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
planning on reformatting hard drive for gaming performance.

So I have been told other people with lower specs than my computer are running games better than me (more FPS). So is there anything I need to know when it comes to reformatting hard drives to increase performance? Such as re installing Windows 7 and programs. And how long it'll take.

Thanks, this is my first post as I really need info on this.


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17 Apr 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

A new Windows installation by itself probably won't take over a half hour, but I wouldn't be so sure you will notice any performance increase. Your hardware is the primary factor in performance.
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17 Apr 2012   #3
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

What's your specs? That could more likely be the culprit to low performance,also defraging and optimizing the hdd can help get rid of stutter in a hdd.
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17 Apr 2012   #4
Firstslayer09

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

These are my specs:
Here are my system specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
8192MB RAM
DirectX 11
ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series(it is actually a 6770)
Display Memory: 750 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1010 MB
1600 x 900

As I said, people with dual cores are reporting having better performance then me in this game which is Mount and Blade Warband.
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17 Apr 2012   #5
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

What card do those people with duo cores have, they might have better video cards thus giving them more performance in video.
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17 Apr 2012   #6
Firstslayer09

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I'll use one guy as a example, has has 2.66 dual core with ati 5870 and runs XP and Win7 in dual boot. And he is reporting to run maxed with 500 units per side. I'm assuming with no lag.
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17 Apr 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

2 cores or 6 cores may not make a difference if the game uses only 2 cores. The question is also whether the game does a lot of disk access. The other guy may have a faster disk or even a SSD. And then the GPU plays a big role and the amount of dedicated memory.

The fact that you run on a 6 core CPU is not the only determining factor.
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17 Apr 2012   #8
Firstslayer09

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

So if reformatting won't do anything, do you know of anything to keep this desktop in peak shape? I run CCleaner, Gamebooster, Advance System care 5, and right now i am using PC Decrapifier to remove programs.
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17 Apr 2012   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

FirstSlayer,
Please follow this procedure so that your System Specs travel with you and are always available to us.
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) orSIW or System Info

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
“system manufacturer” block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.
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17 Apr 2012   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firstslayer09 View Post
So if reformatting won't do anything, do you know of anything to keep this desktop in peak shape? I run CCleaner, Gamebooster, Advance System care 5, and right now i am using PC Decrapifier to remove programs.
After your system specs are filled out, then I'll make some suggestions for you on how to improve your performance. The system specs help us.
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