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A guy I play games with told me that he made a separate partition for his RAM and it made CoD4 run better.

Is there any benefit to this? Is this just to help systems with not alot of ram?

He was not too clear and then went afk, so I'm wondering if he meant for the paging file.
Edited by OpticWaves - 6/20/08 at 2:56pm
post #2 of 11
I don't understand.. you can't partition out RAM. Partitioning is for hard drives..
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??? explain this a bit better please, more details needed ???
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
I don't understand.. you can't partition out RAM. Partitioning is for hard drives..
I think he's talking about making a separate partition on the hard drive for the pagefile.. right?

If not then I don't know.
    
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He means pagefiling, yes it can help, especially when done on a seperate HDD.
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
He means pagefiling, yes it can help, especially when done on a seperate HDD.
put the pagefile on a Raptor!
post #7 of 11
no he's using a program that utilizes space on the RAM to be formated as FAT/NTFS with the program RamDisk or equivalent. I've had for ages and I've seen old and new RAM with it and welll. if you can copy a 700MB file in less than 0.5 seconds it show how fast the RAM is.
If you want Link to the file wait a minute
Still, you have to use the spare space of the RAM so if you have a 1024MB ram set and uses 256MB in idle don't make a fake HDD bigger than 400-500MB. if you do you will get BSOD and.. well that is all that happens...
Good for those who have 4GB+
loads 3GB stepmania in less time that it takes to prepare a fart...
Edited by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! - 6/20/08 at 3:07pm
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I though HDD's were the slowest components in a PC...
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I though HDD's were the slowest components in a PC...
And they are^^
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I though HDD's were the slowest components in a PC...
slowest to least slowest then a HDD
Floppy if you have one
CR ROM DMA4 or ATA33
CD/DVD ROM ATA33 or ATA66 or SATA at about ATA66 speeds.
    
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