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Best use in my mind which I've actually been thinking of doing, is as previously stated, a VM install of XP or Linux on a RAM Disc would be insanely fast for coding, everyday browsing, testing new programs, and all in a sandbox that won't affect your main install.
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You could try moving a game that you want to play onto the RAMdisk smile.gif
Just use Steam Mover! But do remember to move the game back after biggrin.gif

Steam Mover is in my Sig as SSD must have App smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post

You could try moving a game that you want to play onto the RAMdisk smile.gif
Just use Steam Mover! But do remember to move the game back after biggrin.gif
Steam Mover is in my Sig as SSD must have App smile.gif

The app I use...which is called simply RAMDisk can be set to auto save it to hard drive on shut down. Power loss of course loses everything, but the original image is still saved on the hard drive. So as long as your save games where not on the RAM drive as well you would be fine
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You could try moving a game that you want to play onto the RAMdisk smile.gif
Just use Steam Mover! But do remember to move the game back after biggrin.gif
Steam Mover is in my Sig as SSD must have App smile.gif

Thanks I'll look into it. But I'm not sure I can fit any of my games onto the 4GB limit the current program I'm using provides. Unless you think compressing the RAMdisk wouldn't negate too much of the gain?

I just wish I could VM into RAM windows because Linux is plenty fast that I don't need to. It's windows that I feel the need.

EDIT/UPDATE: What in the world? Both and FF and Chrome even after doing the cache moves copy them to the HDD as well...making two copies of the same files. I don't understand. How come no one can just make programs that are self contained? (Waits for a programmer to explain why I'm an idiot) redface.gif
Edited by Rookie1337 - 1/25/12 at 3:24pm
     
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I found this thread which might be useful: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=18324542
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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

Agree +1

But sometimes its a need tongue.gif
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Bump, because I found a RAM disk utility that's free. And you can make drives as big as you like thumb.gif
http://www.softperfect.com/products/ramdisk/

I just mounted Crysis with Steam Mover to an 8GB RAM drive, and it ran perfect coolsmiley.png
Before, on my SSD I'd still see stuff popping up as it loaded on-the-fly!
But with the game mounted in my RAM, it was all loaded eek.gif

Steam Mover is linked to in my Sig smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post

Bump, because I found a RAM disk utility that's free. And you can make drives as big as you like thumb.gif
http://www.softperfect.com/products/ramdisk/
I just mounted Crysis with Steam Mover to an 8GB RAM drive, and it ran perfect coolsmiley.png
Before, on my SSD I'd still see stuff popping up as it loaded on-the-fly!
But with the game mounted in my RAM, it was all loaded eek.gif
Steam Mover is linked to in my Sig smile.gif

Thanks for the STEAM MOVER, I was already using softperfect ram disk wink.gif
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Some one with 32GB of ram should install a game on it, that would be cool to see.
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