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Am thinking this is normal but still want a confirmation. I have 32GB memory ram and thought might as well put it to some good use so am using 16GB as RamDisk. Know the thing is in the Windows Task Manager the Physical Memory is being showed as over 60% it never drops below 60% but am guessing this must be due to the 16GB being used as RamDisk?
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    Well, if you really want to know, disable your RAM-disk and see what the number goes to.  60% usage sounds OK to me; out of 32 GB, that's 19.2 GB—which leaves 3.2 GB used by everything else after subtracting 16 GB for the RAM-disk.  It wouldn't be too hard for 3.2 GB to disappear between Windows Prefetch and any programs you have open.  I wouldn't worry about it.  thumb.gif
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    Well, if you really want to know, disable your RAM-disk and see what the number goes to.  60% usage sounds OK to me; out of 32 GB, that's 19.2 GB—which leaves 3.2 GB used by everything else after subtracting 16 GB for the RAM-disk.  It wouldn't be too hard for 3.2 GB to disappear between Windows Prefetch and any programs you have open.  I wouldn't worry about it.  thumb.gif

Hi thanks for that yes I did stop the RamDisk and the usage was like 3.2 GB as you mentioned and when I started the RAMDisk again the usage was above 16 GB.
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what software do you use?

how long does it take to boot up and shutdown, I have 64GB of ram and want to use 32 for a ram disk, but if I am not mistaken when you have programs installed on it it takes longer to shutdown and boot up due to having to save and load from HDD / SSD. also what happens when you computer goes into sleep mode?
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Am thinking this is normal but still want a confirmation. I have 32GB memory ram and thought might as well put it to some good use so am using 16GB as RamDisk. Know the thing is in the Windows Task Manager the Physical Memory is being showed as over 60% it never drops below 60% but am guessing this must be due to the 16GB being used as RamDisk?

If you using a ramdisk of 16GB then yes it sounds about right, it creates a virtual volume of 16GB in size.
 
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