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Hello OCN,

I have been skimming through pages about ramdisk and the gains people got from it. I was wondering if it was worth the extra cash to buy a whole new set of sticks for it. I looked up my memory on Newegg and it was unavailable, meaning I have to buy brand spanking new set. Unless I am misinformed and I can mix and match different brands.

At first I was thinking of getting like 4 extra GBs and using it for a few games to test around. My board supports up to 32gb o.o... That is a lot of money, but is ramdisk really that great?
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Hello OCN,

I have been skimming through pages about ramdisk and the gains people got from it. I was wondering if it was worth the extra cash to buy a whole new set of sticks for it. I looked up my memory on Newegg and it was unavailable, meaning I have to buy brand spanking new set. Unless I am misinformed and I can mix and match different brands.

At first I was thinking of getting like 4 extra GBs and using it for a few games to test around. My board supports up to 32gb o.o... That is a lot of money, but is ramdisk really that great?


 

Yes RAM can mix and match different brands.

 

This is discussion about pagefile on ramdisk
http://www.overclock.net/t/1193401/why-it-is-bad-to-store-the-page-file-on-a-ram-disk

 

 

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Yes RAM can mix and match different brands.

This is discussion about pagefile on ramdisk
http://www.overclock.net/t/1193401/why-it-is-bad-to-store-the-page-file-on-a-ram-disk


Thanks for link, something new learned today ^_^
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I used (in past tense since my mobo got broken) 12 gb ram drive for about a week, yes they are great I wouldn't justify buying extra ram just for it.
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At first I was thinking of getting like 4 extra GBs and using it for a few games to test around. My board supports up to 32gb o.o... That is a lot of money, but is ramdisk really that great?

4GB isn't enough to hold even a single AAA game.....

It also is pointless since you load the game itself when you play it.

Same you $30-40 and put it towards another 60GB SSD for games.
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4GB isn't enough to hold even a single AAA game.....
It also is pointless since you load the game itself when you play it.
Same you $30-40 and put it towards another 60GB SSD for games.

well I was not planning on using it with just 4gb, I wanted to get more ram just because it was cheap.

I could use another SSD... perhaps get rid of this old one that is a bit slow now.
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