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

Hum yea and how is that impossible? You know virtual machine exist?
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Hum yea and how is that impossible? You know virtual machine exist?

Ok, you didn't mention anything about virtual machine earlier.
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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?

Definitely, the RAM speed is key. That shot is with Samsungs at 2133MHz.

But I don't see any improved performance from lower timings (1600 @ 11-11-11-27 vs 7-7-7-23) which surprised me. Should there be?
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I have a few questions concerning browser cache.

Let's say I make a 1gb ram disk for Firefox and it fills up to about 700mb. later I reboot/shut down my PC, when it's back up, will the 700mb of cache still be there or will it be gone?

If it's gone, is there any way to prevent it from doing that? otherwise, everytime I open Firefox on windows start up, it will have to recache everything...

If it stays, where does the data go when the PC isn't powered? apparently ram doesn't store the data anymore at that point, so does that mean it will go on my SSD instead and get transferred back to the ram on startup? if so, those are some unnecessary writes to the SSD...
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I have a few questions concerning browser cache.

Let's say I make a 1gb ram disk for Firefox and it fills up to about 700mb. later I reboot/shut down my PC, when it's back up, will the 700mb of cache still be there or will it be gone?

If it's gone, is there any way to prevent it from doing that? otherwise, everytime I open Firefox on windows start up, it will have to recache everything...
If you have it save the disk at shutdown and restore at boot it will be there.
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If it stays, where does the data go when the PC isn't powered? apparently ram doesn't store the data anymore at that point, so does that mean it will go on my SSD instead and get transferred back to the ram on startup? if so, those are some unnecessary writes to the SSD...
It will store the disk as a iso to what ever drive you want to set it to.
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Anyone else unable to keep the FF_cache "read-only" box unticked? Every time I deselect it it reverts back to read-only.
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Anyone else unable to keep the FF_cache "read-only" box unticked? Every time I deselect it it reverts back to read-only.

This is normal if the folder doesn't have any files in it. If it already has some files inside you will notice that it will remain unchecked.

Hope that helps thumb.gif
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Thanks for the guide. Recently bought an SSD (60Gb) and your storage guide was a lot a help, freed up a lot of space, thanks! Also Id like to know how could I benefit from RAMDisk in a CAD program. Ive setup FF cache but Id like to use it for Allplan (its very similar to AutoCAD).

Hey good idea!

I was thinking of CADCAM as well...

I have 8G of 1600 HyperX & was looking to get another 8G & use that as the RAMDISK.

Seam Webster, excellent guide! Thanks soooo much for this. I did a lot of searching & found RAMDISK info very limited & of questionable functionality, but it appears here you have it down quite well.

Sry if this was asked already but is there anyway to use a RAMDISK with the intel cache so the info would be revolved like with an ssd?
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I set IE to have 50MB for temporary internet files only but when I looked at the Properties of the Temporary Internet Files folder on my RAMDisk, it indicates a size on disk of 128MB. Why is this?

For Firefox, I set cache to 50MB and the FF_CACHE folder in the RAMDisk is also 50MB.
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post #130 of 325
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

I set IE to have 50MB for temporary internet files only but when I looked at the Properties of the Temporary Internet Files folder on my RAMDisk, it indicates a size on disk of 128MB. Why is this?

For Firefox, I set cache to 50MB and the FF_CACHE folder in the RAMDisk is also 50MB.

Did you format the RAMDisk with a large block size? That can cause size on disk to be significantly greater than actual size. Large blocks are unnecessary on a RAMDisk, since random read/write speeds are so high. They only make sense on HDDs, since they lead to a lot of disk wastage.

Regardless of block size, I'm going to guess that IE respects the number of MB written, rather than the number used, when it manages the cache.
     
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