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Short story, built a system for my parents. Didn't run my full stress test runs and ended up with some funky RAM.

RMA'ed a twice and got bad sticks and got a free upgrade (Vengeance to Plats). During the time traded a few parts I had for a set of Gskill Ares 32gb from a buddy, memtest+ passed after a week (got a bit paranoid about RAM during this whole issue).

Any practical use for the extra RAM? I'm still undecided if I should install the RAM into my system or try to sell/trade the RAM.

I was thinking maybe a 1gb RAMdisk + 15gbs allocated to FancyCache (or just leave the whole thing for Windows caching?).

Also would be able to upgrade a few of my older systems with my current RAM.

I know its too much RAM for me but it feels more of a waste having it sitting there or lose value on a sale/trade.

Thanks all!

If you guys got any practical usage for the extra RAM I'm all ears.
 

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RAMDisk Drives, Video Editing, Game Server Hosting, Virtual Machines, Photo Editing, Digital Artwork.

All of those basically need large portions of memory to be functional. The VM one maybe the most useful, have your own custom OSX VM (requires some trickery), or begin testing out Linux Distros.

Windows 7/8 don't even autocache more than a few GBs at the most.
 

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Don't plan to do any of those on my home comp aside maybe a Ramdisk.

Not planning to play with other OS'es on this computer, I have other computers to do that with.

Sigh, maybe I should try to sell the Ram than. Seems I won't get much use out of it.

Are you sure on W7 caching? I'm sitting at around 2-3 gbs and saw threads showing people with more RAM caching more.

Off to check cost of upgrading the Ram on my other systems. Guess it'll come down to cost.

Anybody have experience with FancyCache or SuperCache5? Thinking of just dumping all the extra Ram into those programs.

Thanks all.
 

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Windows 7 will cache quite a lot if you turn back on Superfetch - it turns it off automatically when you have an SSD for the boot drive. Whether it makes much difference, on the other hand, I'm not really sure.
 
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