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My experience with RAMDisks

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I have an AsRock Z77 Extreme4 and 16gb of memory, very stable.
I decided to try out RAMDisk for playing CS:GO. I set up one with the Asrock Extreme Tuner and then allocated 6GB of memory to it. I then placed the game there and got started in a game.
Now the first mistake was to play competitive. If you are disconnected from a match, you are penalized.

After one match, the game crashes. Not too much of a problem, given that I have 3 minutes to reconnect. I have to restart steam and try again.

The game crashes again. This time, it's much worse. ALL of my programs open, including Coretemp, PrecisionX, Chrome, and even Windows Explorer (yes, the desktop itself) crashed, one after another. Then the glory of my i7 at 4.5Ghz and my SSD really shined. I was able to transfer my game files back to my HDD, stop the ramdisk, and perform a full restart, all within three minutes.

Now I can't say I'm an expert at these things, this is just what happened to me. I'd like to know if any of you have had similar instability issues with ramdisks and using the data on them. I will be looking further into this technology to see if it is actually useful.


Oh and our team lost. mad.gif
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try running memtest 86 overnight. your memory will either return errors, or the info on your ram was corrupted.
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