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*facepalm,* says half of the readers of this title. More of a hypothetical question than anything, but Windows 7 Home Premium is limited to 16GB of memory and 32-bit OSes are limited to 4GB. Would a RAM disk allow you to bypass this limitation?
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Exactly my thoughts when reading title tongue.gif

Well I guess so, but sounds like more trouble than it's worth really. Much easier to just get 64bit in the first place, and if you buy a 32bit OS now you are probably not smart enough to properly configure a RAMdisk anyways wink.gif
    
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

*facepalm,* says half of the readers of this title. More of a hypothetical question than anything, but Windows 7 Home Premium is limited to 16GB of memory and 32-bit OSes are limited to 4GB. Would a RAM disk allow you to bypass this limitation?

With a RAM disk in Windows it's best to use the disk for something else as a pagefile is kind of a last resort thing. Instead use the RAMdisk for caches or install locations for programs. Usually, it's best to use a RAMdisk as a place for something that is heavy read and/or write based and this is useful if you're worried about your SSD or if you want to speed up somethings when you have an HDD.

Of course if you have RAM limitations and you don't want them...you could move to Win8 (128GB RAM limit IIRC) or go Linux which would never do such an asinine thing.
     
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