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Alotting Memory for Fast Windows Boot?

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Hey. A friend of mine bought 4 gigs of ram. He has XP, so he couldn't utilize all of it. Allegedly, he allotted 1 gig of memory for JUST booting up his computer. He claims it boots in 5 seconds (actually 3, but I feel he is exaggerating). Is this even possible? I've never heard of this type of thing before. Also, how would I do this?

Thanks in advance. <3
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6 seconds is possible. Take a look at this, http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...hlight=bootvis

3 seconds? Eh, he's probably on Stand By or something.

Also, he gave 1GB to boot windows? I mean, if he only use 200MB max to boot up, 1GB wouldn't do anything. You can't just expend small memory to a larger amount and expect it to be faster, O _O"
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Thing is, he's on an fx-55 and I don't even think he's in RAID :/ I'll have to ask him more about it next time he's on..
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You can make a RAM drive with unused memory, but that cannot help boot times.
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unless he found a way for Windows to see his RAM as a hard drive and boot up from it.... No.
    
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I dont see how he can allocated ram to his boot, because when your PC is off, all data in the RAM is gone and therefore it must load from the hard disk, the only way it mite be is if he is using standby where the memory is kept on all the time. Otherwise imposs.
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