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I was wondering if there were some certain files i could move to the following drive in order to improve general performance. It will be able to fit about 2.5gb worth of data only however, so the idea of putting an OS and a game onto it is out the door.

    
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What on earth? RAMdisk? Going to need some details here because if it IS a ramdisk, things can get tricky.

If not, pagefile it.
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Yup, it is RAMdisk
    
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First thing that comes to mind would be to set your browser of choice to store all the cache files and stuff on the RAMDisk, but I'm not sure how to do that.
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what is RAMDisk and is it possible to get more then 2GB?
    
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Originally Posted by samus129 View Post
what is RAMDisk and is it possible to get more then 2GB?
It's when you get your computer to use RAM as if it were a hard drive. There are a couple ways to do this but for the most part they are very expensive, very small, volatile, and depending on the method, can reduce the amount of RAM available for system use.

That said, they are INCREDIBLY fast, as you can see in the benchie.

As far as more than 2gb, they can have as much capacity as you have RAM to build it with. Software/hardware used to do this however may impose limits.

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Yup, it is RAMdisk
Well then, the next question: Hardware or software based?

If hardware based, could the RAM be used for the system instead without any sort of loss (having to remove a stick, lower overclock, loosen timings, w/e)?

How much system RAM is in this rig?

What other storage drives are present?
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