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Games Not Loading Faster On RAMDisk?

#1Madmicky933Posted 10/18/2013 1:35:01 PM
I don't believe my games are running faster on my RAMDisk I just created. Can anyone help?
I copy over a game to it, but they are loading at the same speed as my harddrive loads them.
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#2YoungAdultLinkPosted 10/18/2013 2:03:04 PM
Which games? There are some, like Mass Effect 2, that have a minimum loading time. ME2 always loads in multiples of how long its loading screen animation takes. On a PC, you can cut your load times by swapping out that image file for a 1 frame animation.
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#3Madmicky933(Topic Creator)Posted 10/18/2013 2:08:49 PM
Ah. I see.

Well, I've tried the following games:
Civilization V
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Minecraft
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

Maybe all of these games are examples of what you said about the loading? I'm not sure.
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#4staticxtreme5Posted 10/18/2013 2:11:33 PM
Well from what I understand Civ 5 loads like ass no matter what you have for a PC. I can't speak on the other games though.
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#5Madmicky933(Topic Creator)Posted 10/18/2013 2:17:12 PM
All I did was copy an installed game from my harddrive to the RAMDisk and I ran the game from the RAMDisk.

Is that wrong or okay?
Or should I uninstall the game from my harddrive and then install it completely to the RAMDisk?

Anyone have a lot of experience with RAMDisks?
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#6Lonestar2000Posted 10/18/2013 2:20:11 PM
You have to install the game to the RAMDisk.
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#7Ch3wyPosted 10/18/2013 2:21:49 PM(edited)
I think a lot of game loading is doing CPU calculations, and it's not being completely bottlenecked if at all by your hard drive speed.

That would be my guess.

Lonestar2000 posted...
You have to install the game to the RAMDisk.


Why would you need to do that?
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#8WerdnAndreWPosted 10/18/2013 2:21:03 PM
Couldn't you use junction folders instead of installing the game over again?
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#9Lonestar2000Posted 10/18/2013 2:23:51 PM
Ch3wy posted...
I think a lot of game loading is doing CPU calculations, and it's not being completely bottlenecked if at all by your hard drive speed.

That would be my guess.

Lonestar2000 posted...
You have to install the game to the RAMDisk.


Why would you need to do that?

When you launch the game it will look in the registry for where it is installed.
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#10Ch3wyPosted 10/18/2013 2:45:57 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
Couldn't you use junction folders instead of installing the game over again?


I think this is what Dimmdrive uses.

I just tested Stalker:CoP on it. 1:48 loading time with WD Black, 1:08 off Dimmdrive. I think the first minute of loading isn't using the hard drive a lot since my HDD stays pretty quiet during that part.
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