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Is it normal for shutdowns to be quite a bit longer after you set up the RamDisk on your computer? My shut downs in the beginning were around 5 seconds. Now they last at least 6 times longer. I even changed the shut down time in the registry to 5000, but that did nothing.
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Is it normal for shutdowns to be quite a bit longer after you set up the RamDisk on your computer? My shut downs in the beginning were around 5 seconds. Now they last at least 6 times longer. I even changed the shut down time in the registry to 5000, but that did nothing.
Yes, because you are saving the RAM disk to your drive. And boot up will be longer too when you have it to load on boot.
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So if I ever wanted to remove the RamDisk from my computer, all I would have to do is open the configuration utility and press stop ramdisk?
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So if I ever wanted to remove the RamDisk from my computer, all I would have to do is open the configuration utility and press stop ramdisk?
I believe so depending on what software you are using.
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Thanks for the Guide, Sean ! Worked perfectly.
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post #266 of 325
This may have been asked before so allow me to apologize beforehand. Which RAM Disk software is recommended for a first-time user who wants to speed up Firefox if even by a little bit?

P.S: Will clearing the browsers history or using CCleaner affect the RAM Disk?
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I greatly recommend SoftPerfect RAMDisk and it is also a freeware. It's the fastest among popular RAMDisks.
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

I greatly recommend SoftPerfect RAMDisk and it is also a freeware. It's the fastest among popular RAMDisks.

Thanks for the quick answer! I kind of have a hard time understanding the Firefox cache part. Do I actually need to download and install a RAM Disk utility or will I only have to go into about:config and edit some stuff?
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Thanks for the quick answer! I kind of have a hard time understanding the Firefox cache part. Do I actually need to download and install a RAM Disk utility or will I only have to go into about:config and edit some stuff?

Both. You install the RAMDisk software first and make a RAMDisk out of it. A RAMDisk drive will appear on your My Computer. Then you modify Firefox in the about:config to change the cache location to the drive letter of your RAMDisk drive.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

Both. You install the RAMDisk software first and make a RAMDisk out of it. A RAMDisk drive will appear on your My Computer. Then you modify Firefox in the about:config to change the cache location to the drive letter of your RAMDisk drive.

Thank you once again!

Edit: It says in the Firefox Cache Tweak paragraph that clearing your private data will negatively affect your RAM Disk. Does this mean that I cannot use CCleaner? Also, how big of a RAM Disk should I start off with on a laptop that has 4GB of RAM.
Edited by alabrand - 2/6/13 at 11:41am
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