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Do you guys know of any way to boot the OS off a RAM disk? I bought a UPS and a ton of memory specifically for this, but was not able to find a solution.
     
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Do you guys know of any way to boot the OS off a RAM disk? I bought a UPS and a ton of memory specifically for this, but was not able to find a solution.

Nope. You'd basically have to have an OS or some drive capable of dumping the OS image to the RAM on power up and to the drive on power down. You can always run a VM on a RAM disk but I don't know how things like GPU usage in the VM will turn out.
     
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Hence why you only put stuff on it that can be reinstalled, I'm planning on writing a script that automatically mounts a RAMDisk then copies the textures from my Skyrim folder to the RAMdisk on boot, I usually don't need them for way more than long enough to fully copy the files across and it'd really help with loading times; plus, I have 16GB of RAM so why not? tongue.gif
Uhh... you do realize there are RAMDisk programs that will do that automatically, right? This is why, unless you've maxed out your mobo's RAM slots, I don't understand the purpose for a discrete ramdisk.
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Or just make the smallest possible one that you can get away with, but the other thing to remember is that some games are set to use swap if the vRAM is full and there's not much RAM left, even with 16GB when I leave Chrome open Skyrim crashes if I don't have 512MB swap. (That'll be solved once I get a 3GB/4GB card, but you know)
Do they still crash without ANY pagefile? Memory is handled differently when there's no pagefile at all versus when there's a pagefile but it's too smal.
 
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If it ends up backed with hardware support then it would make more sense than just RAMdisk with AMD branding. I'm not particularly fond of Intels solution as I tend to run large number of HDD's and the Intel way of doing it gives you an SSD cache for one particular physical disk. Not helpful if you are running RAID arrays. Sort of ok for mainstream use where you have one main HDD - then something like 32 GB SSD will make the system substantially snappier when used as cache.
However, as far as I understood the current plan (based on the news item in the source) is just to slap AMD branding on the RAMDisk, put a script that loads the application you want to speed up on that RAMdisk and call it a day.

And that will flop horribly. Why would AMD even consider such stupidity? They need to make the actual product and then they'll get an actual profit.

How? If it works well it might do decently, and for money...Well, last I checked Llano and their other APUs are selling fairly well, even BD was.
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Hence why you only put stuff on it that can be reinstalled, I'm planning on writing a script that automatically mounts a RAMDisk then copies the textures from my Skyrim folder to the RAMdisk on boot, I usually don't need them for way more than long enough to fully copy the files across and it'd really help with loading times; plus, I have 16GB of RAM so why not? tongue.gif
Uhh... you do realize there are RAMDisk programs that will do that automatically, right? This is why, unless you've maxed out your mobo's RAM slots, I don't understand the purpose for a discrete ramdisk.

I am just a stickler for control with it, I prefer to be able to know exactly what's happening, and discrete RAMDisks support more RAM generally, have a 8 slot DDR3 one in your PCIe 3.0 16x slot and enjoy the 16GB/s+ goodness with 32GB.
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Or just make the smallest possible one that you can get away with, but the other thing to remember is that some games are set to use swap if the vRAM is full and there's not much RAM left, even with 16GB when I leave Chrome open Skyrim crashes if I don't have 512MB swap. (That'll be solved once I get a 3GB/4GB card, but you know)
Do they still crash without ANY pagefile? Memory is handled differently when there's no pagefile at all versus when there's a pagefile but it's too smal.

Yeah, I'm fairly sure anyway, I can't remember if I tested for that but I think I did and it still crashed.
    
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