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Memory 12 Gig Ram?????

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bugste81, 21 Feb 2012.

  1. Bugste81

    Bugste81 Stephen

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    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    The only difference is aesthetics to be honest, the vengence kit has tall heatspreaders and MAY overclock slightly better, but there really isn't any performance boost :)
     
  3. AoE

    AoE What's a Dremel?

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    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    Well, he clearly needs a triple channel kit, so those aren't gonna be of much use :thumb:
     
  5. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    A RAM drive is an area of RAM reserved to be used as storage. So basically, you could make a very small but very fast SSD.
    As RAM is volatile, its only available to use while the PC is on, I presume when you turn the PC off, it writes everything from the RAM drive to the Hard drive.
     
  6. lancer778544

    lancer778544 Multimodder

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    Corsair recently did a write-up on using RAM as a cache drive using software which costs around $80. The numbers were hugely improved in some cases but I dont know whether this would equate to improved real world or "how fast it feels" performance compared to a quick SSD. More info here.

     
  7. Bugste81

    Bugste81 Stephen

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    Thanks for the Corsair Link. I've had a quick play with the program and it's great. Need to do a bit of tweaking to assign it to my Hard drives as well. The up shot is I've ordered the 12gb Kit of Corsair Vengeance.
     
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    Taniniver Minimodder

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    If you want a classic RAM disk as opposed to that caching system, there are a couple of options I've used.

    Dataram RAMDisk is good in that it allows you to mount the drive automatically on startup, but it's limited to only a 4Gb disk in the free version -

    http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk

    Alternatively I've also been using ImDisk - it isn't as good in terms of features, but for this one there is no limit on the RAM disk size you can create -

    http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/#ImDisk

    Of course, what you can actually DO with a RAM disk is up to you :) I tried copying games to one and playing them from there, but didn't notice significant speedup compared to playing from the regular location, though that was a nice fast SSD to start with.
     
  9. Bugste81

    Bugste81 Stephen

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    Brilliant. Will give that ago as well. Thanks for the info.
     

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