|Hey guys hoping you could help a bit here. After changing my PC setup and infinite other options|
more times times than I care to count, just using the trial and error method, I was hoping
someone can tell me what would be the best configuration for my pc to run games.
Some things I have tried for example...
- Having two diff o/s, one on Raptor, and One one the
Western Digital 250GB, keeping the Seagate for file storage. On the Raptor I have the absolute
bare minimum as far as programs and stuff go, (I figure the less the better), and just have
games on it, the WD I have all my office programs and everything else like normal. When i want to
play games I just swap the SATA cable from the WD to the Raptor.
- Having the o/s on the Raptor, Seagate as file storage, Western Digital for programs. Have
nothing starting up with windows, ending all the processess possible in task manager,
and disable as many services as possible. I figure the less running the more performance
to my games.
- Having a duel boot system, with Vista for normal windows use, and XP 64 bit for games. But
I hate duel boot systems anyway, vista is s---, and nothing runs on 64 bit windows..as far
as I know...
I really have no idea what would be best, I just need someone who knows what they are on about
(actual qualifications, not a back yard techy like me ahah..)..to say "Look, do it this way..."
and I'll be happy as larry.
O/S - Windows XP Professional SP3
MOBO - Gigabyte P35-DS4 rev 1.1
CPU - Pentim(R) D 3.00GHz
RAM - 4 GB 1066 Corsair
H/DRIVES - 70 GB Raptor + 250 GB Western Dig + 250 GB Seagate
CD/DVD DRIVES - 2 x ATAPI DVD-ROM
POWER SUPPLY - Thermaltake TR2 RX 550W
INTERNET - ADSL2+ >30MB/S (supposedly that speed)
GFX CARD - NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 1GB Turbo
SOUND CARD - Nil
OTHER CARDS - Hauppauge HD PCI Tuner
SPEAKER SETUP - harman/kardon Desktop speakers and Sub
MONITOR - V7 22 inch LCD