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· Emulator user since 2006
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My computer is very old and I have never performed Defragmenting. I've analyzed the hardrive and it says that in C: local disk there's 53% Fragmented files (space - 15 GB) and in D: - 51% (Space - 65 GB). Should I Defragment those files ? It takes too long so I don't want to waste time if that won't speed up my PC for good :drool:.
 

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Yes fragmented files slows down the read and write time of the hard disk thus making the overall computer operation slow.
You should defragment your HDD when you are not using your computer, for eg., when you go to bed or are having dinner. Just leave it for defragmenting and turn off the monitor.

You can either use the built in windows defragmenter or use a third party software like Diskeeper or Tune up
 

· No sir, I don't like it.
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Could those Fragmented files affect Emulation speed ?
If your ripped ISOs are fragmented, then yes, most certainly.
 

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I've only ever had to defragment once...EVER......you won't notice a spectacular difference...

...and if it's a problem do it at night....

at least that's what I noticed....
 

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I'm not saying you shouldn';t do it, especially with almost 50%, but it won't be as if you just got a new chip or something......:lol::lol::lol:

If that's what you're hoping for....
 

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ive never really seen any improvement myself from defraging, but ive never let it get to the stage where most of my files are fragmented, so that would probaly explain it
 

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Same here.....:D:D:D:D
 

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Defrag would improve overall performance since the data on the HDD would be accessed more easily/quickly and yes it can also affect emulation though it doesnt have any major impact but when PC gaming is involved you could notice a greater improvement.you should just let defrag run when you sleep or are away from the PC for some time.
 

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Using NTFS, fragmentation effecting performance is kept very minimal.

the only thing it really effects is boot times.
 

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PC SPECS :
Intel Celeron 2.4 GHz
1.25 GB of RAM
Geforce 6200 128 MB
I know, it sucks .
I had that same computer, except for 2 GB of Ram and only a GeForce MX 4000....

Defragmentation or fragmentation may not be youre problem...

CHIP may be youre problem....

Remember I had that exact same chip...:(:(:(:(:(
 

· I m meow desu! ^_^
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Dont use built in defrag it suck use o&o defragment pro instead
 

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sure, use O&O if you like MFT corruption.
 

· I m meow desu! ^_^
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Oh never heard or have mtf corruption 4 me it auto start with window and do the job
 

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i haven't used it since version 7 when it pwned my entire drive.
 

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I defragmented my Celeron 2.4 with 2 GB Ram and Windows XP and the result was zip..

Just so you know...
 
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