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dougandtoni
11-06-2006, 08:44 PM
Hi A mate of mine is about to install Silent Hunter 3. He has 2 hard drives. The C drive has the windows xp operating system and the paging file. Drive D is going to be used to put Silent Hunter 3 on. Is this correct or should the game be on the drive with the paging file or does it not really matter. Cheers

dougandtoni
11-06-2006, 08:44 PM
Hi A mate of mine is about to install Silent Hunter 3. He has 2 hard drives. The C drive has the windows xp operating system and the paging file. Drive D is going to be used to put Silent Hunter 3 on. Is this correct or should the game be on the drive with the paging file or does it not really matter. Cheers

lecek
11-06-2006, 09:08 PM
It shouldn't matter too much. It could be both bad and good to put SH3 on the same HDD. Well in my theory anyway, and I am not an expert.

But with certainty I can tell you there will not be much of a difference either way.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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TheRealPotoroo
11-07-2006, 11:44 PM
If you don't have enough physical RAM then having SH3 and the page file on the same HD could cause a double whammy, once from the game hitting the HD a lot to load textures and what have you, and once from the page swapping. If you have enough physical RAM (say, 2GB), it won't matter.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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NaKacu
11-08-2006, 07:05 AM
I would keep in mind modding -- if you plan on modding it might be good idea to put it on the c drive. You can't guarantee that all community mods will resolve the actual SH3 location -- instead they might be tempted to place things in c:\program files\ubisoft\silenthunterIII. You will also see this directory mentioned here a lot, so might save yourself some confusion and keep it on the C.

Also keep in mind what TheRealPotoroo said. Although the slow downs won't kill you if you are looking to save 5-10 seconds on the load time it might be worth it. From my experience swapping isn't that much of a problem during gameplay -- there isn't enough data exchange between the game and HD to really matter.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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VikingGrandad
11-08-2006, 08:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NaKacu:
I would keep in mind modding -- if you plan on modding it might be good idea to put it on the c drive. You can't guarantee that all community mods will resolve the actual SH3 location -- instead they might be tempted to place things in c:\program files\ubisoft\silenthunterIII. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm fairly confident this wouldn't be a problem. My game is installed in a non-standard location (c:\program files\games\silenthunterIII) and I've never experienced any such problems installing dozens of mods and tools.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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TheRealPotoroo
11-08-2006, 04:03 PM
The only one I can think of off the top of my head that will only operate on the default folder is TimeTraveller's Crush Depth mod. Otherwise, since you install just about all the minor mods via JSGME the path isn't an issue.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Kaleun1961
11-08-2006, 05:42 PM
If you have a second hard drive in your system, it is generally a good idea to place the page file on the second drive, with no page file on the first drive. I prefer to make the page file a permanent one; this saves a little bit of time over the system having to increase it if it is too small. I agree with NaKacu; this may not increase the performance of the game necessarily, but it could be of benefit for your general computing.

Something else to consider: it isn't a good idea to slave an optical drive to a hard drive. Both share the same IDE channel on the motherboard. The slower optical drive can slow down the channel, also slowing down the hard drive. Most systems of older vintage have two IDE channels; you should put your hard drives on one channel and your optical drives on the other. Newer boards use SATA and since each one has its own header this is no longer a problem.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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dougandtoni
11-09-2006, 01:40 AM
Cheers for all the help.I will check out all the suggestions