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If you only have the 4gig X-box the game will not install as you really don't have a HDD. Otherwise you will notice quieter play time as the Disc drive does not have to run any longer than to ID the disc. I have a 250gig HDD and have 4 games installed. I
still need the proper disc in the drawer but after the game starts, there is no more noise from the X-Box.
I have the 250 as well and have about 10 games installed. Every game I play on a regular basis is installed. Like everyone else has said, it runs quieter, less parts moving all the time. I feel some games run better as well.
I should have made it clear in my post that i understood the whole deal with less moving parts and running more quietly. I want to know if the actual game runs smoother? I also have a 250gGB but i just never saw the need to install any games. Either way
its already installed so i will find out for myself if it makes a difference. Thanks for the input though.
I have not noticed much in the way of improved game performance, at least not drastically enough to make me smile. However, I did not expect it to, and only did it only to keep the moving parts intact longer, and disc drive noise down.
I install all my games. I can't tell if it helps in load times(sometimes it seems like it does, other times not so much lol) and performance, maybe a little with pop ups and stuff. But, the fact that it doesn't sound like I'm sitting in the middle of the
airport tarmac is reason alone to install. Plus, you can always delete it later while still keeping your save data, updates, etc. if you need space.
After sitting though the load screens I decided to install it to make the load time shorter. It didn't seem to make a difference. What did make a differnce is starting a new character. I think since I don't have a bunch of junk stored in houses it takes
less tim to load. I've been trying to keep the junk to a minimum and so far it is working.