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Melbourne, New South Wales, Australia, 2007/01/26 - Gamers spend top dollar on high performance systems to ensure gaming superiority, but it can all be wasted if fragmentation is ruining the system - Pixel.com.au.
Spending serious dollars for high performance gaming systems is a way of life for the serious gamer. Overclocked processor, liquid cooling system, high end video cards, surround sound and a load of memory is what gaming is all about. But, no matter how much money is spent, no matter how powerful the system, no matter how many lights and fans, it is not going to matter if your high powered system is not defragmented.
The Hard Facts Gamers need to know:
1) All systems suffer from fragmentation issues.
2) Disk fragmentation causes crashes, slowdowns, freeze-ups and even total system failures. The number one reason for performance bottlenecks is fragmentation.
Even the best hardware will eventually slow down unless the drive is defragmented daily.
Why? Because fragmentation is a byproduct of all file systems. When data is written to the hard drive, the information is stored. In most cases, this means that files have to be split up and scattered to different places on the disk. The more data written, the more scattered the bits and pieces become. Over time, it becomes a hidden menace that is the true cause of a host of computer problems.
Modern games require the computer to load large texture maps, load many rendering engines, load large sound files and handle real time multi-player game play simultaneously. Many of the resources games require reside on the hard drive and if those files are fragmented the games will have to pause till the file is completely loaded, a.k.a. lag – which means you are fragged.
Companies like Diskeeper Corporation for instance, make ultra-fast, high performance defrag software that is virtually custom made for the serious game player.
“Being an extreme gamer and power user I have found it would be more time consuming to play and operate without defragmenting,” says Steven Rush from Oklahoma, USA. “I used to defrag several times before going online or at a LAN party to insure optimum speed. Diskeeper keeps me running at optimum speed, allowing me to play or work without even thinking about defragging.”
“As an avid gamer I’m constantly installing and uninstalling games and game demos and my broadband connection means I’m downloading gigabytes of stuff, some of which I keep and some I delete,” says Giles Copnell from the United Kingdom. “But, needless to say, without defragmenting my disk would be hideous.”
Even better, you don’t even have to lay down any bucks to see if these programs work or not. Most defrag companies such as Diskeeper have free downloads that you can test out for yourself.
All gamers will see serious benefits and increased frags from using high powered defrag software. It’s the serious gamer’s secret weapon.