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Nope, IMDisk with a 2 GB RAM Drive and the following scripts:
imdisk-start -2gb.cmd - Used to make the disk initially
Code:
imdisk -a -s 2G -m S: -p "/fs:ntfs /q /y"
imdisk-start.cmd - Used on start-up to reload contents of RAMDisk from file
Code:
imdisk -a -t vm -f "C:\RAM disks\S.img" -m S:
imdisk-save.cmd - Used on shutdown/restart to save contents of RAMDisk to file
Code:
rawcopy -mld \\.\S: "C:\RAM disks\S.img"

Could someone explain this to me? When I try following it, it acts a little odd. I go to My Computer and right click on the newly created drive to make an image of it, it asks me if I want to do it with or without an MBR. I chose without and MBR (I don't know if this is right). Then after I run the 2nd code it uses up even more RAM (I created a 6gb drive), it pretty much doubles up to 12gb of ram after running the code. Why does it do this? Also the 3rd line of code just plain doesn't work for me. If you could help me with this that would be greatly appreciated.
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Nope, IMDisk with a 2 GB RAM Drive and the following scripts:
imdisk-start -2gb.cmd - Used to make the disk initially
Code:
imdisk -a -s 2G -m S: -p "/fs:ntfs /q /y"
imdisk-start.cmd - Used on start-up to reload contents of RAMDisk from file
Code:
imdisk -a -t vm -f "C:\RAM disks\S.img" -m S:
imdisk-save.cmd - Used on shutdown/restart to save contents of RAMDisk to file
Code:
rawcopy -mld \\.\S: "C:\RAM disks\S.img"

Could someone explain this to me? When I try following it, it acts a little odd. I go to My Computer and right click on the newly created drive to make an image of it, it asks me if I want to do it with or without an MBR. I chose without and MBR (I don't know if this is right). Then after I run the 2nd code it uses up even more RAM (I created a 6gb drive), it pretty much doubles up to 12gb of ram after running the code. Why does it do this? Also the 3rd line of code just plain doesn't work for me. If you could help me with this that would be greatly appreciated.

I know I had problems a couple times where it would say that the drive needs to be formatted. This means it didn't work properly so unmount the drive (by right-clicking it I believe) then run it again.

Once it created the drive the drive properly, then it worked fine after that.


Sadly my computer is out for RMA so I can't do a test for you, but PM me if you need more help.
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More information to compliment my last post:

I made those 3 scripts and put them in "C:\RAM disks\". The first script you have to run yourself to create the RAM Disk. You might have to unmount the drive from "My Computer" if it pops up saying "The disk in drive S: is not formatted".

Once the RAM Disk has been created successfully, then you can create the tasks in task scheduler to run the other two commands.

I forget what the extra EvenID I had to add was, but in the guide below, it only sets up the task to activate on the SHUTDOWN/RESTART event ID 1074. I believe I had to add a second trigger with event ID 1073 which is for failed attempts to shutdown/restart. I can't check until I get my rig back form RMA.



Here's the guide I used, it has most of the info required to set up the Task Scheduler.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=356046
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This is the thread I was looking for. Thanks Sean. I just happened to learn about ImDisk last night, and holy shhhh..


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And that's just at 5GHz (5.4 is even better).
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This is the thread I was looking for. Thanks Sean. I just happened to learn about ImDisk last night, and holy shhhh..
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And that's just at 5GHz (5.4 is even better).

So at higher CPU clocks the RAM access speeds would be faster as well?
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So at higher CPU clocks the RAM access speeds would be faster as well?

I think I remember it helping.
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10% more clocks looks like 4-8% higher rates.
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I think I remember it helping.
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10% more clocks looks like 4-8% higher rates.

Oh ok. But surely overclocking RAM clock speeds will surely help by a lot, yes?
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Just wondering, for a single usage, install windows on ram, when you shut computer are you sure your computer is 100% clean?

Could a virus survive somehow? I need a system to go on deep-web I will have like 64GB of ram. I can boot on the SSD and also have a HDD.

So there would already be an OS on the SSD, by installing windows on the RAM and booting on the ram could a virus also spread into the other drives?
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Just wondering, for a single usage, install windows on ram, when you shut computer are you sure your computer is 100% clean?
Could a virus survive somehow? I need a system to go on deep-web I will have like 64GB of ram. I can boot on the SSD and also have a HDD.
So there would already be an OS on the SSD, by installing windows on the RAM and booting on the ram could a virus also spread into the other drives?

You cannot install Windows on RAM (RAMDisk) since the RAMDisk program itself is a Windows program.
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