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bUseHardDriveCache is only for SSDs?

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I tried out this setting once, hoping to improve performance (my Skyrim installation is on a hard drive), but instead I experienced some stuttering so I set it back to 0, the stuttering disappeared and later had a smooth 4-hour playthrough.

 

Later I was told that this setting is to be used only for those who have Skyrim installed onto an SSD drive.

 

https://wiki.step-project.com/Guide:Skyrim_INI/General#bUseHardDriveCache

 

Can anyone try to add an explanation there that this setting is to be used only for SSDs?

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I tried out this setting once, hoping to improve performance (my Skyrim installation is on a hard drive), but instead I experienced some stuttering so I set it back to 0, the stuttering disappeared and later had a smooth 4-hour playthrough.

 

Later I was told that this setting is to be used only for those who have Skyrim installed onto an SSD drive.

 

https://wiki.step-project.com/Guide:Skyrim_INI/General#bUseHardDriveCache

 

Can anyone try to add an explanation there that this setting is to be used only for SSDs?

 

Oblivion and Falllout has this tweak and it didnt do anything noticeable.

From the age of the games I dont think they had SSDs in mind but hey, why not see if they actually do anything. 

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In any case, there ought to be a warning on the use of that setting, especially those who are trying to tweak the game for performance in low-spec PCs (mine's an Athlon II X2 260, with 8gb of system memory, an HD7750 with 1gb of DDR3 VRAM, and three hard drives (1tb, 2 x 500gb).

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