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I won't say it's huge but it does seem to be something. Definitely helped me on some games I think as now I'm completely held back by my ISP and not just my HDD. IF I understood it correctly(MS claims) ReadyBoost caches programs and more so it's not the same as a paging file. But I don't know. To me if I could install games and programs on RAM then that might be enough to let me forget about windows being so slow.
My current problem is getting FF to let me tell it where to put the damn cache. I can't seem to make it listen even after following the guides. I installed it on my RAM but without the cache there it isn't making as big a difference like it could be.

I had this same problem with FF--turns out the best solution is installing the "portable" version of FF to your RAM disk--it will by default set the cache directory there as well. Here: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable or http://download.cnet.com/Mozilla-Firefox-Portable/3000-2356_4-10437430.html
    
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Disabling the page file on the HDD is really bad, I'll see if I can find the thread about it.

Edit: idk where it is, it's on this site though somewhere.
Edited by Phoenixlight - 1/26/12 at 1:40pm
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Disabling the page file on the HDD is really bad, I'll see if I can find the thread about it.

Some programs need a page file (I think photoshop is one), but I thought that even if a page file is "disabled" in windows, it still uses like 100mb of space as a page file? I could be wrong. On the other hand, if you have enough RAM, there's no use for a page file. Here: http://www.tweakhound.com/2011/10/10/the-windows-7-pagefile-and-running-without-one/

But on the other hand, with a SSD, the user should disable the page file.
    
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Some programs need a page file (I think photoshop is one), but I thought that even if a page file is "disabled" in windows, it still uses like 100mb of space as a page file? I could be wrong. On the other hand, if you have enough RAM, there's no use for a page file. Here: http://www.tweakhound.com/2011/10/10/the-windows-7-pagefile-and-running-without-one/
But on the other hand, with a SSD, the user should disable the page file.

Yeah just about everything I've read relating to RAMDisks leads to a lot of posts on using them to save SSD life as temp dumps and caches...
     
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What the heck...FF and Chrome portable both unload the cache unto my C drive and not the drive they're installed to. What is the point?
     
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What the heck...FF and Chrome portable both unload the cache unto my C drive and not the drive they're installed to. What is the point?

Weird. I was able to change mine, and when I go into my ramdisk, I can see the cache data files, with appropriate date stamps. Did you try this method to see if it works? http://www.infohole.com/blog/computing/firefox-cache-location/
    
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I use Ramdisk for work purposes...I have environments saved and I will load them into Ramdisk as needed. Basically it is just a quick way to load or switch between VMs. i am not sure if that would translate into non-work related activities or not though. it is really nice to load a VM back up and have it be in the exact same condition and configuration when I left it. if I mess up I can also reload it...kind of like a quick save.
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Weird. I was able to change mine, and when I go into my ramdisk, I can see the cache data files, with appropriate date stamps. Did you try this method to see if it works? http://www.infohole.com/blog/computing/firefox-cache-location/

I tried again but the cache just won't move. I'm not that familiar with the tinkerings of FF though so maybe I've created a conflict somewhere else. That said...got the Chrome version to move the cache and install in the right place. Pretty damn snappy. It's really sad that now my internet connection is literally the bottleneck in my web browsing. On the plus side I seemed to gained about 100kbps in download speed...on the down side my ISP has a horrible latency problem with fetching a page.

I still can't figure out why Steam and the games I have installed through it work better (slightly faster) with ReadyBoost on the RAM than without it. Other programs don't have (at least much) a difference until they've been started. Some weird stuff.
     
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To have fun with!

This is OCN. People don't do things because they need to. They do them because they want to and it's fun. biggrin.gif

Sorry if that didn't answer your question, it's just my opinion. =P
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