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I think I might finally buy an 8 or 16GB ram kit from amazon or newegg, but I wouldn't have much of a use for it except ramdisk. That's what I think.. at least.

What's a good use for a RAMdisk? What would be the most common use?
    
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I've heard of people using them to put games on for a short period of time, but it was pretty unreliable.
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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

I've heard of people using them to put games on for a short period of time, but it was pretty unreliable.

Sounds like a bragging thing mostly. There's no reason to have 0 second load times vs 3 seconds in any real world situation. I've heard of things like photoshop installs though.
    
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yeah, you read enough about building a photoshop rig and you'll see people talking about using a ram disk as a scratch disk.
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Sounds like a bragging thing mostly. There's no reason to have 0 second load times vs 3 seconds in any real world situation. I've heard of things like photoshop installs though.

Not at all. I felt the same way before being that I went from a 7200rpm drive, to 10k rpm v-raptor drive, to 6gbps SSD, and now to 4gb of my ddr3 dedicated to a ramdisk.

It's VERY reliable, not sure where people are getting issues from unless it was setup not to save upon shutdown, etc.

I mainly use it for my browsers, and most small applications I use on a day to day basis, it frees up hard drive space for larger less used programs and also makes the windows environment feel MUCH snappier, even faster then my crucial m4 SSD.

I'm on a 16gb setup myself, dedicating 4gb to ramdisk was one of the best decisions I've made so far thumb.gif
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post #6 of 7
I love using a RAMdisk for temp files. I simply put my TMP, Temp, Firefox Cache, and Chrome Cache on my RAMdisk and it's worth it to me. I even have a RAMdisk set up on my laptop with its 4GB DDR2, using 512MB.

The difference is not night and day, but it's significant enough to be noticeable.
   
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One word man... SKYRIM thumb.gif
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