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Old 06-11-2006, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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would it noticably slow down an average system(mine for example, specs in sig)
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If a hard drive isn't that full, the system will run faster, since it has less data to process in the HD.

If the HD is full, it will just give low disk space warnings, and eventually...break?

Have you tried CCleaner to get rid of crap on your hard drive?

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
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ive got another 24gigs left yet, was just curious really.

Ill just wait for abit and then get a new one, at least 120gig drive
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That should be fine. Your computer will still function awesome-ly.
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p.s ccleaner is fantastic isnt it, ive had it about 7-8months now and i wouldnt be without it!
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It could be slow for a couple reasons:

1) If files are stored not close to each other, for some application, when you try to load it, it will take longer. Fragmentation issues. Harddrive heads take a long to move.

2) The virtual memory on ur system is larger than ur physical memory typically. This rest of virtual memory (after physical) is in the harddrive. Again, if the "virtual memory" is fragmented, it can also lead to system slow ups.

3) If there isn't enough space, I would imagine that the system wouldn't allocate a lot of virtual memory in the first place. While this is an operating system issue and it's interaction with the applications, I am presuming this would lead to applications not being able to start if there isn't too much "virtual memory".

I am not an expert of "Windows XP". I just gave you some theoretical background that should be applicable to "most" operating systems - including XP.
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ive got another 24gigs left yet, was just curious really.
your worried about 24gigs, i only have about 3 gigs free cause im running on a 40gb drive.
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24 gigs?... whoa. didn't see that. Yeah, that's nothing to worry about. .. I have like 4 gigs left. . Defrag the drive tho
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windows likes to commit suicide i can tell you that much. i have this reoccuring problem when the poorly coded little S.O.B will make a 1gb page file on my boot partition which i had made just large enough for windows and basic programs. when it throws in the page file i end up with 40+mb left and it will start to kill the remaining space . the incredibly annoying thing about this is i have 1gb of ram and a 1-3gb page file set on another drive
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you should see my 200GB hard drive. That drive has nothing but downloaded torrents on it. It got up to 70% fragmentation before, it was ridiculous.

Infact! I've got before and after pictures lol.

200gb before defrag:




200gb after defrag:




I used O&O Defrag for that, great program.

But yeah, my 200gb runs out of space every other day lol. My downloading is ridiculous, it stuns even me sometimes.

I've got 30gb left out of 360gb right now and that's only cause I recently deleted 20gb of stuff.
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