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Hey!
After all the overclocking and tweaking i've done I've never made a RamDisk! I hardly use 4gb of my total 8gb ram, so can I convert it to Ram disk of some sort? How should I do it? Is it beneficial?


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I am interested too... wouldn't it be batter to use the QuickCache(?) function on a RamDisk, instead of an SSD ?

 

 

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Check out ImDisk.

I made a thread for it here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1086220/imdisk-open-source-ram-drive-with-no-size-limitations . Also, refer to page 22 for a guide on how to make it persistent/automatic through reboots.

It's currently up to version 1.5.7.
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You can try a Ram Disk and Ram Cache. Here is a quick video form JJ at ASUS:
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I use ImDisk, its the simplest program to use. You just select the size of the partition you want and it creates it. You can use Steammover or Steamtools to transfer your games.
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Hi,

For those with Real OS's ... I mean of course -> Linux ... Ram Disks are a thing with like ... Ages ...

My Asus N53 laptop have 16GB of Ram and I used that ram to simply mount a tmpfs filesystem ... eeeassssyyy as that is not possible.
Then I copy for that tmpfs all Mysql (/var/lib/mysql) contents ...
And voila!

My laptop database becomes Faster then Any Server!

Mysql on Steroids smile.gifsmile.gif

It is very cool to develop on it and test things on it smile.gifsmile.gif

Regards.
    
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