fat32 / ntfs

  madPentium 15:01 21 Jul 2003

I have always formatted my hard drives in the fat32 format due to not needing high security as a home user. I recently reinstalled all my software, including xp pro and decided to try ntfs. To my disappointment, games such as flightsim 2002 seem to stutter quite a bit and when it does this I have noticed the hard drive light is on. Is ntfs less effective for running games? or should I look at something else. All drivers/settings are exactly the same as before the reinstall and I though as everything is now defragged there should at least be some improvement.

  The Transporter 15:40 21 Jul 2003

For the operating system you should have NTFS and for word documents, programs. But have a partition with your games on with Fat 32. Thats what i do on mine and it runs fine.

  anniesboy68 15:50 21 Jul 2003

I use FS2002 [XP NTFS] no probs. Could it be your graphics card? What do you have?

  madPentium 17:11 21 Jul 2003

Everything is the same as before the format. the graphics card is a geforce4 ti4400 128mb.

  Chegs ® 19:46 21 Jul 2003

I use NTFS (recent changeover from FAT32,due to new drives (SATA) access prog only offered NTFS)I also suffer stuttering in games,but I started getting this when I "upgraded" to DX9,so I hunted down a DX removal prog,and reinstalled DX8.1.My games ceased stuttering,so I would look at a similar thing on your puter(change from DX9,unless your Graphics card DEFINITELY runs DX9)

  anniesboy68 20:27 22 Jul 2003

Good point that, not all cards will run DX9

  madPentium 18:49 23 Jul 2003

my card is supposed to support dx9 but I would like to try going back to 8.1. MS say there is no way to do this without a reinstall though.

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