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I guess I need to put it in bold now! wink.gif

Nah it's fine. I was just blind tongue.gif Works awesomely, Sean! Loving your guide more and more each day! Now tell me how to move Firefox cache to RAM drive. Slap me if it's already in your guide!

Also AS SSD keeps crashing each time I try to bench RAM drive frown.gif It crashes each time it reaches 4k-64Thrd frown.gif

yea, that is one thing I omitted from it, I didn't get it working after trying it frown.gif

I'll point you in the right direction though, if you get it working let me know! wink.gif
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Firefox Cache Tweak

Information:
You will need to add a single command string into Firefox to make it store temporary internet files and all cache data to the RamDrive.

Instruction:
  1. Open up Firefox. In the address bar type about:config
  2. Click the I’ll be careful I promise button.
  3. Right click anywhere in the values in the lower portion of the screen and choose New -> String.
  4. Type in browser.cache.disk.parent_directory into the “Preference name”
  5. Click OK
  6. Type in R:\FF_Cache in the "string value" [if R: is the RamDisk and you created a folder called FF_Cache].
  7. Click OK.
  8. Restart Firefox.
    That’s it. Now all browser cache from Firefox will go to the RamDrive and save writing over and over to your SSD saving the number of writes.

Internet Explorer Cache Tweak

Information:
You will need to move Temporary Internet Files folder of Internet Explorer to make it store temporary internet files and all cache data to the RamDrive.

Instruction:
  1. Open Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab look for "Temporary Internet files" or "Browsing history" and hit Settings.
  3. Set the box size to 50 MB.
  4. Then hit Move folder and point to the Cache folder you made on the RamDisk, e.g. R:\IE_Cache
  5. Click OK.

Chrome Cache

How to Move Disk Cache Location

A) Right click on the desired chrome shortcut and click Properties.
B) Next to the Target: you will see the path for the chrome.exe location; after chrome.exe type in --disk-cache-dir="S:\\TempFiles\\Chrome Cache"

*NOTE: S:\\TempFiles\\Chrome Cache is an example, you would enter in where you want the chrome cache to be stored on your computer.

How Change Disk Cache Size

A) Right click on the desired chrome shortcut and click Properties.
B) Next to the Target: you will see the path for the chrome.exe location; after chrome.exe type in --disk-cache-size=1 --media-cache-size=1". This will change the maximum cache to 25mb.

*NOTE: If you want to edit Chrome to change the directory and cache size, it would look like this: --disk-cache-dir="S:\\TempFiles\\Chrome Cache --disk-cache-size=1 --media-cache-size=1"

Also, how big is your RAMDisk? And how did you format it? I think it needs to be at least 512MB free
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Awesome stuff! thumb.gif

A little comparison now:

  1. HDD - WD Caviar Black 1 TB
    375
  2. SSD - Crucial C300 64GB on SATA 3Gb/s Controller
    377
  3. RAM Disk - Corsair 8GB 1600MHz
    382

Thanks again for tips, Sean! smile.gif
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Awesome stuff! thumb.gif

Thanks again for tips, Sean! smile.gif

No problem smile.gif
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Hmm. i'm having a bit of a trouble on my ssd. It's shrinkiing by the day. i was at 19gigs yesterday and today im at 15.2 gigs. All i did was run prime95 and play battlefield 3. Narrowed it down to the windows folder, it gained 4 gigs somehow. Please help?
 
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Hmm. i'm having a bit of a trouble on my ssd. It's shrinkiing by the day. i was at 19gigs yesterday and today im at 15.2 gigs. All i did was run prime95 and play battlefield 3. Narrowed it down to the windows folder, it gained 4 gigs somehow. Please help?

Hmm. Run ccleaner?

Maybe it is BF3 updates or maps
Temp files from internet and such
System protection?
Page file?
Hibernation?
Any windows updates or updates in general?
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Check the "winsxs" folder. I have had to clean this on my previous Windows 7 installationr and again when I re-installed for my ssd. It is a windows side by side folder for drivers and such.
Try running this command in the command prompt as Administrator
"dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded"
I did this and it removed 4-5 GB.
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i did that, and did nothing

service pack cleanup can´t proceed, no service pack found bla blab bla, yes i have win7 sp1 ready
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Check the "winsxs" folder. I have had to clean this on my previous Windows 7 installationr and again when I re-installed for my ssd. It is a windows side by side folder for drivers and such.
Try running this command in the command prompt as Administrator
"dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded"
I did this and it removed 4-5 GB.

Hmm, did nothing for me.

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How big is your winsxs folder?
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How big is your winsxs folder?

This BIG:

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