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Is the new cache folder supposed to be empty? There are no files in it when I use firefox. I was wondering if I set it up right. Ive unchecked Read Only.
If there is a space in the folder name it will not work.
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If there is a space in the folder name it will not work.

No, theres no space in it. Ive double checked everything, identical to your guide but the folder is empty. Chrome cache working, could there be a conflict if my browser is not english? Settings in config are all in english.
Edited by Use - 3/26/12 at 7:40am
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If there is a space in the folder name it will not work.

No, theres no space in it. Ive double checked everything, identical to your guide but the folder is empty. Chrome cache working, could there be a conflict if my browser is not english? Settings in config are all in english.

I can't check it over right now...google how to change the cache location of firefox if I don't update you by the time you read this.
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Fixed it! Clear private data at shutdown disables cache to disk.
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Fixed it! Clear private data at shutdown disables cache to disk.

wow nice find I'll add it to OP if anyone else has the same issue. thumb.gif
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Web browsing is lightning fast, like navigating in explorer. biggrin.gif
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Thanks for the guide Sean, I made a 3GB ram disk. I ended up putting the cache, for waterfox on it. As well I installed MOHAA on it (one of the only games I can play well my card is in rma) The game loads in a split second now, and I'm always first to spawn (so many spawn kills gunner2.gif )

Firefox is now lighting fast, feels like I'm in windows explorer when browsing the web. OCN is no longer slow to load, like it was after the update a few months back.
Edited by rafety58 - 3/27/12 at 10:05am
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Right now, make a small 1Gb ramdisk and think of ways to use it...see if you can find a way to utilize it your self.

You were right on! Just needed to start experimenting with it smile.gif The performance is so noticeable it reminds me of when multicore CPU's and/or SSD's 1st came out! Where it really shines is on a machine that doesn't already have an SSD, like my laptop, it really breathed some new life into the 2 year old i3/4GB/HDD Asus, now I need more ram for it instead of an SSD tongue.gif ... 3 machines done just a dozen or so more to go ... :O

But I Still don't believe it warrant's the cost of buying a 32GB ram kit and then dedicating 20+GB's for gaming purposes over even a dedicated SSD ...
UNTIL I build a new quad-channel X79 rig for myself ... instead of all my wealthy friends! I see now why you made that comment earlier smile.gif
 
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Good guide, dont think im going to be giving it a go though because Chrome already works lighting fast on my SSD. Main reason i don't want to risk it is because numpties in my household always forget to top up the electric meter, then remember when the power cuts off... -.-

Very good guide nevertheless!
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Following steps 1 to 5, I got this:

temp.jpg

Is it normal?

Would mounting the RamDrive as GPT be beneficial compared to MBR?

Is it better to enable "file and folder compression" upon formatting? How about alignment and allocation unit size for the RamDrive, are those the same as to that of optimal values in SSDs?

Don't you think 50MB would also be better to set for the cache size of firefox?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 4/1/12 at 4:52am
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