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3 years ago#1
Do You Have RAMDisk Setup on Your PC? - Results (121 votes)
Yes, I use it for games
10.74% (13 votes)
13
Yes, I use it for programs
1.65% (2 votes)
2
Yes, I use it for temporary files
0.83% (1 votes)
1
No, I don't have enough RAM to
29.75% (36 votes)
36
No, I just don't want to
27.27% (33 votes)
33
What is a RAMDisk?
29.75% (36 votes)
36
This poll is now closed.
If you use RAMDisk, why do you use it?
If you don't, why not?
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3 years ago#2
I wish I had enough excess RAM to run RAMDisk
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3 years ago#3
I might if I had like 32 + GB but with 8?
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3 years ago#4
I just started using Dimmdrive.

It seems like I need some more RAM because a lot of games are around the 12-15 range which is just outside of the max amount I can use. If I had another 16 gigs I'd be set for most games.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 + Going East is only like 2 gigs though so I'm straight there.
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3 years ago#5
dlf posted...
I might if I had like 32 + GB but with 8?


I have 8 GB in my system and use 2 GB for a RAM disk, haven't run into any memory shortfalls yet.

The RAM disk is pretty much just for Minecraft though... loads chunks crazy fast, awesome for Optifine extended view distances!
3 years ago#6
Affirmative, a 4GB one out of total of 16GB for smaller games and temporary files, I would dedicate more, but my daily art can consume RAM at rapid pace in large quantities, and I am not too interested in disengaging and re-engaging a RAMDisk every so often.

It will be fun to toy with a 48GB or even bigger RAMDisk in some years, three to four years, to be precise.
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3 years ago#7
I don't use it. Things load almost instantly with an SSD, so there is no need.
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3 years ago#8
Not sure what it is. I have 16 GB of RAM and the only thing holding me back on games is my graphics card. I think I've seen the name RAMDisk somewhere before... years ago.
3 years ago#9
codyorr posted...
Not sure what it is. I have 16 GB of RAM and the only thing holding me back on games is my graphics card. I think I've seen the name RAMDisk somewhere before... years ago.


It makes loading stuff a lot faster. Same advantages that an SSD brings to gaming except even faster. Also I think it helps a lot with texture pop-in and maybe some stuttering.

If you have 16GB there's not much reason not to use one for smaller games, you've got a bunch of extra RAM just sitting there.
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3 years ago#10
I've been using one for the last seven or so years for my compiles on my Gentoo boxes.
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