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Also, why is it that sometimes after a restart I get a corrupted drive R (RamDisk drive) and I have to repeat the steps all over again. This happens randomly, sometimes there's no problem.
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Following steps 1 to 5, I got this:

temp.jpg

Is it normal?
Nope
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Would mounting the RamDrive as GPT be beneficial compared to MBR?
Nope
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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?
Doesn't matter
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Don't you think 50MB would also be better to set for the cache size of firefox?
i dont use firefox and it doesnt matter more cache size is better tho. You wont need to redownload the same things all the time going on site to site.
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Also, why is it that sometimes after a restart I get a corrupted drive R (RamDisk drive) and I have to repeat the steps all over again. This happens randomly, sometimes there's no problem.
IDK maybe uninstall and run ccleaner then reinistall
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Nope
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Would mounting the RamDrive as GPT be beneficial compared to MBR?
Nope
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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?
Doesn't matter
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Don't you think 50MB would also be better to set for the cache size of firefox?
i dont use firefox and it doesnt matter more cache size is better tho. You wont need to redownload the same things all the time going on site to site.
IDK maybe uninstall and run ccleaner then reinistall

So do you enable file and folder compression with yours?

But still the cache size builds up if you visit multiple websites, yes?

You never experienced a corrupted RamDisk? I tried uninstalling (not using CCleaner) but still the problem is there.
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So do you enable file and folder compression with yours?
No
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But still the cache size builds up if you visit multiple websites, yes?
yes
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You never experienced a corrupted RamDisk? I tried uninstalling (not using CCleaner) but still the problem is there.

No. Maybe delete the RAIM disk iso if you have it set to save and load at shutdown and start up.
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I highly doubt that you can fit a game inside a RAMDrive. Do you have 12GB (avg game?) of spare RAM?

Most of my games will fit in a RAM drives on my desktops with plenty of room to spare. Really the extra RAM costs less than most games at this point. All 24GiB in my main system was 120 dollars, and that more than enough for virtually any game.

Many games can be stripped down quite a bit as well. MWLL is a mod for Crysis Wars and combined they add up to about 14GB. However, I deleted all the in game movies, the redundant 32-bit executables/resources, all the texture/detail files for lower details, and all the Crysis Wars levels, which let me get the game down to about 9.5GB.

The Witcher is similar. Since I only use Polish dialog and only English text, I can save quite a bit of space by removing all the excess language files I'll never use.
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sean,
awesome guide, hey i'm running xp pro 32-bit. but i have 4GB RAM. since the OS can only recognize 3GB, can the RAM drive be created before OS launch and utilize the full 4GB? if so, i have capabilities to run 8GB and expand the RAM drive, yes?

airdeano
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sean,
awesome guide, hey i'm running xp pro 32-bit. but i have 4GB RAM. since the OS can only recognize 3GB, can the RAM drive be created before OS launch and utilize the full 4GB? if so, i have capabilities to run 8GB and expand the RAM drive, yes?

airdeano

Since you have a 32-bit OS you can enable PAE for your system to "see"/use more than 4GB of RAM.

google it and there are a few good links on it: https://www.google.com/webhp?rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS473US473&sourceid=chrome-instant&ie=UTF-8&ion=1#hl=en&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS473US473&sclient=psy-ab&q=enable+pae+windows+xp&oq=enable+PAE&aq=2&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_l=hp.1.2.0l4.406l11852l0l15690l7l6l1l0l0l2l203l804l1j4j1l7l0.frgbld.&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=9b0c83a130f3bca0&ion=1&biw=1366&bih=643
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once completed, then RAM disk away!

airdeano

using DataRam, i've made a folderin R: called FF_Cache, but i unchecked the Read Only, click OK and recheck and its back to being checked. i am admin
i keep hearing the HDD writing still, so this RO switch has got to be changed, the FF_Cache folder isnt being used.

airdeano
Edited by airdeano - 4/2/12 at 2:48am
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But still the cache size builds up if you visit multiple websites, yes?
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You never experienced a corrupted RamDisk? I tried uninstalling (not using CCleaner) but still the problem is there.
No. Maybe delete the RAIM disk iso if you have it set to save and load at shutdown and start up.

Still the same, I tried uninstalling the program, deleting the RamDisk.img file and every combination you could think of. When I restart the laptop, sometimes it is there sometimes it is corrupted.

What version of DATARAM RamDisk do you use?

Oh by the way, the only option that I've checked different from your guide is the "Do not create backup file when saving disk image". I don't know if that makes a difference.
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This ram disk, thing, is cool, would there be anything wrong with setting up say, a 512mb ram disk specifically to install Catalyst drivers and sound drivers on?
I'm just thinking it might help speed up my windows start-up, since I've noticed graphics and audio drivers tend to be rather large in size.

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Question -
What happens to the ram disk if I were to install a new bios/reset bios, or change memory timings/speed, or add new ram?

Nvm.. just found out it isn't persistent.
Edited by anotheralex - 4/2/12 at 6:41am
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