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Windows 7: MMO Gaming SSD

22 Jun 2013   #1
NoBr41nZZ

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
MMO Gaming SSD

Hello,
my specs :
intel core 2 quad 6600 2.8Ghz
2 Gb DDR2 ram
Radeon HD 6670 DDR5 1 GB
7200 RPM HDD
while playing mmo games mostly when game need to load new taxtures i have big fps drops even when when an enemy come near me
(normaly 50-60 fps and drop to 20 almost freeze for ~5-10 sec)
i know my ram is very low...... while playing loads up to 85%
so i want to ask if replacing my HDD with ssd will help or be the same
have many friends that they have way better RAM (4GB+ DDR3) with normal HDD but they get spikes just like me or even worst so i dont think the ram is the big problem here
very limited budget so dont want upgrade my ram and the problem still remain
(only care to play with stable fps ~50 without those spikes)


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22 Jun 2013   #2
sdadamo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you game with an SSD and all of the files on the said game(s) are on the SSD itself, you should see a little bit of a performance boost followed by faster models and load times for maps. What will help you perform in games is a better graphics card. I recommend you upgrade your PC if you're struggling on the games you want to play.

If you're tight on money for new parts, I would start with buying either a case or a motherboard.
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22 Jun 2013   #3
NoBr41nZZ

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

i dont have problem on other games i play on 60 fps 1920x1600 rezolution the only thing that annoy me are the spikes (only mmo like aion ).
So if i replace my HDD with an SSD and install my windows and the game in it will reduce the spikes?
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22 Jun 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I would get a SSD, a better graphics card, switch to a x64 install and add more ram. You will get a great performance boost.
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22 Jun 2013   #5
sdadamo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoBr41nZZ View Post
i dont have problem on other games i play on 60 fps 1920x1600 rezolution the only thing that annoy me are the spikes (only mmo like aion ).
So if i replace my HDD with an SSD and install my windows and the game in it will reduce the spikes?
Can you define the "spikes" of which you speak?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I would get a SSD, a better graphics card, switch to a x64 install and add more ram. You will get a great performance boost.
NOW WE'RE TALKING!
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22 Jun 2013   #6
NoBr41nZZ

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

by saying spikes i mean fps drop to ~20 from 50-60 and almost freeze when loading new textures
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22 Jun 2013   #7
NoBr41nZZ

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

so the best choice i could do now is upgrade to SSD?
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22 Jun 2013   #8
Contrabardus

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoBr41nZZ View Post
so the best choice i could do now is upgrade to SSD?
A SSD won't give a huge performance boost, you'll notice a difference in load times if you get one, but I'd honestly suggest upgrading your MoBo and RAM first if you're struggling to run games you want to play. You've got a solid GPU that should run most games pretty well, you could upgrade it and squeeze out a little more. A SSD would help a bit, but it's not a huge boost.

Your RAM is old and you don't have enough of it for newer games. It's enough that games will run, don't get me wrong, but it's not optimal and most likely where your bottleneck is at.

You can't upgrade to DDR3 RAM without a new Mobo. DDR3 and DDR2 RAM use different slots and they aren't compatible. You could go with 4GB+ of DDR2 and that would help, but there's no going to DDR3 without a new motherboard.

Running a 64 bit OS will also provide a small improvement, so since you'll have to reinstall your OS if you do get a new SSD, consider investing in a 64bit OS as well if and when you decide to do it.

Honestly, you probably need a new MoBo first. You'll get an improvement from running a new GPU or upgrading to a SDD, but your DDR2 RAM is going to create a bottleneck and limit how much improvement you can get out of newer parts. If your Mobo is old enough to be running DDR2 you could probably use an upgrade for your PCIE slot as well and I'd suggest a new Mobo that has more than one PCIE slot.

I suggest a case and motherboard upgrade before anything else. You'll see an improvement with upgrading other things, but your current RAM will always be a bottleneck for your performance and limit how effective any other upgrade will be.
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22 Jun 2013   #9
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If the spikes are caused on the game server side. no hardware upgrade will fix it.
You may try to reduce ping or get a better connection. But if its all on the server of the MMO, it will be up to them to fix it.


if the game runs better at off peak times that may be the issue.
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22 Jun 2013   #10
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

A ssd won't boost performance on games. All it will do is make loading times faster. Your gpu,Cpu and ram determine performance. Not saying don't get a ssd but just letting you know since I haven't seen anyone mention this.
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