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    Default Is 15% free space of a drive really enough for playing resource-hungry games ?

    is it ? i know that it is a real simple question. but may be i'm feeling a little performance decrease in crysis when my installation drive space downgraded from 50% to 20%. is it true or it's just my guessing ?

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    Default Re: Is 15% free space of a drive really enough for playing resource-hungry games ?

    even if you have 1% free space, it wont make any difference as long as you have enough free space for the PAGE FILE
    (and temp files that may be used by the game).

    the problem comes from fragmentation. when you fill up your HDD over time, it tends to be fragmented (physical data structure). this decreases your HDD performance. so regularly Defragment your hdd and you'll be fine.
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