Quick question about SSD and Windows 7 vs Windows 8.1....

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#1 Edited by MotherRussia (938 posts) -

Hello

I just bought a Sansung 840 250G,

I plug it in my computer. Now Im thinking about reinstalling Windows 7 (I bought it 4 years ago) or getting the new windows 8.1

I use it mainly for games. Will I get any advantage using Windows 8.1 for games? Any reason to upgrade? It is like 80 euros...

#2 Edited by redskins26rocs (2674 posts) -

@MotherRussia: Supposedly Direct X 11.2 will improve performance in games that support it, which is exclusive to Windows 8.1. Also I have heard many people say BF4 beta performed better on Windows 8, but it is a beta. If you would prefer to wait I dont see why not. Upgrading was hassle free for me(probably can be a pain for some, I cant complain did not lose anything), and as of now you probably wont notice any difference. I would recommend 8 for a PC user though, it is better than 7 in almost every way IMO, I tryed going back to 7 just to see if I really was missing anything, but I ended up missing tons of things from 8 instead.

Why are views welcome? (Is there some benefit or somthing?)

#3 Posted by MotherRussia (938 posts) -

thank for your post.

Another question. I have below computer:

Intel Core I7 920 2.66Ghz Box Socket 1366 ( Overclock a 3.8)

Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Socket 1366

MSI GTX 570 OC Edition (2 in SLI)

Mushkin Essential DDR3 PC3-16000 6GB 3x2GB 9-10-9-24

Will I gain anyyhin in games if I add another stick of RAM so I have 4x2GB instead of 6?

I am starting to see gaming configurations with 8x2GB. Thanks

#5 Posted by redskins26rocs (2674 posts) -

@MotherRussia: You have enough RAM for gaming. More RAM does not mean more FPS unless you dont have enough, but no game uses more than that from my experience (I have 4GB and have never faced a problem where I ran out).

#6 Posted by Aparthide (235 posts) -

@MotherRussia: You have enough RAM for gaming. More RAM does not mean more FPS unless you dont have enough, but no game uses more than that from my experience (I have 4GB and have never faced a problem where I ran out).

I've had 5.5gb in use with BF4. With PS2 I also use more than 4gb. Granted both are openworld online games. I've never seen it go over 6 though.

#7 Edited by redskins26rocs (2674 posts) -

@Aparthide: Strange I did not have any issues with BF4 beta (have not played PS2), maybe when I get the game I will find out if it is finally time to get more then 4GB