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Hey I recently bought a second 4GB kit of XMS3 ram because it was 22 dollars with MiR and I couldn't turn down the deal redface.gif However, gaming is the most intensive task I usually use my PC for and it is highly unlikely that I will see a performance boost from 4 to 8GBs of RAM.

I'm considering using some of it as a RAMdisk and putting the temp files on it but not sure if this is necessary or how it works with newer 64 bit OSs. Is it worth it and what are the best files to keep on it? I don't have a SSD so my goal wouldn't really be to prolong hard drive life.

If anyone has been doing this recently and has some advice that would be great. Thanks
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imagine installing a game onto a ramdrive.. you will load into the server before everyone else lol
post #3 of 16
no
your game will load faster on your end but connection to server is based off internet connection
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yes I am aware of that. I often load the game and get on server before others when the limiting factor is hd speed that is what i was saying. I was not implying it would make the game faster overall sorry for the confusion
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I went from 4gig to 8 and noticed no difference... should I even consider prurchasing this software... sounds too good to be true. SSD speeds from my installed ram?
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It's faster then ssd, I've made ramdisk before..
There easy to make and free.
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sounds interesting i say just do it and post results
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i think i may reinstall my ramdrive and do a comparison between the ramdrive, 4 drive raid 0 and a single drive.... stay tuned
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You could use a ramdrive as storage space for things like browser cache or temporary files but the 4gb size is too small to help with games. Most modern games are larger than 4gb, but I guess using symbolic links you could load the most important data files off the ramdisk.

Just get a SSD smile.gif
Edited by BinaryDemon - 3/16/11 at 5:25pm
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