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So, I have 32gb DDR3 2133mhz Quad-channel RAM. I use about 16-21 on average when I'm working on it. This leaves me with a small amount of unused RAM that I'm thinking of turning into a RAMDisk.
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Is having a 10gb RAMDisk safe for your RAM? Would RAMDisk degrade the memory at all?
The last thing I would want is for the RAM to get toasted for overuse with a program I've just heard of.

For those of you who are unsure what RAMDisk is, It's simply a software application that starts up with your PC and creates a disk using volatile memory. I believe there are other applications that do the same, and I don't know what ones are better, this is the only one Ive heard of.

Any assistance would be great.

Thanks!
Edited by Lxxg - 4/1/12 at 3:54pm
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what could you fit on 10gb?
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Is having a 10gb RAMDisk safe for your RAM? Would RAMDisk degrade the memory at all?
The last thing I would want is for the RAM to get toasted for overuse with a program I've just heard of.

RAM drives are not high intensity usage, and even if they were, RAM should be usable to it's maximum potential, 24/7 for it's entire design life.

Rarely have I ever seen memory fail that wasn't already defective, if it wasn't overvolted/OCed too far.
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Have been running a ram disk for a while now when I had 16GB, just installed another 16GB: http://www.overclock.net/t/1237494/z68-32gb-and-windows-7-pro-are-compatible-with-each-other
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I would never suspect RAM dying after more use, if anything, one of the things I've heard and seems to be so very true is that technology will either show defects or die almost immediately, otherwise, they will last quite a bit of time.

Personally, why are you going to be using a RAMDISK?
Just remember, things will only 'load' faster, and not actually process any faster than on a normal HDD.
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Thanks for your replies. If you're wondering, I have some specific software that's large in size, but would be great if it was on an SSD, or in this case a RAMDisk. So I'll try it out and see how it works.
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