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#111WyzeGyePosted 11/14/2013 4:35:05 PM
TimDD posted...
Darkking4 posted...
Can someone try Total War Shogun 2 with this program?
The load times on it are INSANE without a ssd.
If it reduces load time significantly in shogun 2 even with 8 gb of ram, then Tim my good man you have my purchase!


Games like these benefit MASSIVELY by a ramdrive.

Sending you a PM btw :)


The heck man.... I want a PM from the famous TimDD
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#112arleasPosted 11/14/2013 4:45:50 PM
From: Marioface5 | #108
How long does it take to load programs to RAM with this, anyway? I can't imagine that it would require much time.


Loading up a couple of gigs doesn't take long, though if we're talking massive amounts and if the hard drive is slow, yeah... it takes a while.

I was thinking more from a perspective of someone who doesn't already own an SSD. You'd only need 64GB of RAM if you're playing games that are that large in size, and even then there's a feature that allows you to choose what's loaded with the RAM, so you really don't even need to match the game size.


If you have a lot of RAM that barely gets used anyway, then it makes a nice speed boost...but the line I was responding to was that it makes a SSD "useless". It doesn't make it useless...RAM is faster than a SSD but it's also not permanent either...
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#113thatfool12GsPosted 11/14/2013 5:38:09 PM
Has anyone used this with Arma III? If so, is there any improvement?
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#114ShubPosted 11/14/2013 6:07:24 PM
thatfool12Gs posted...
Has anyone used this with Arma III? If so, is there any improvement?


A RAM drive isn't something that may or may not improve things depending on the application... it will make everything that's loaded in RAM lightning fast. If you have enough RAM to load all (or most of) the data of ARMA III, load times will be completely eliminated.
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#115Marioface5Posted 11/14/2013 9:50:31 PM
arleas posted...
If you have a lot of RAM that barely gets used anyway, then it makes a nice speed boost...but the line I was responding to was that it makes a SSD "useless". It doesn't make it useless...RAM is faster than a SSD but it's also not permanent either...


You're right, I shouldn't have used the word "useless", since like you said of course SSDs are still useful. What I meant was that it seems like there's not much of an advantage to buying an SSD over buying more RAM if you have this program, since the RAM is faster and arguably more versatile as long as loading programs to it takes less time than installing a game to an SSD. Of course, I've never had much interest in SSDs the way they are anyway since I'm the kind of person who likes having two 3TB HDDs. I'm not sure why the permanence would matter though, since it keeps changed data synced with your HDD or SSD, unless you're referring to the fact that you would probably need to load programs onto the RAM each time before you use them or turn off your computer.
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#116ThorninatorPosted 11/14/2013 10:42:25 PM
Hi Tim,

Just checking is the software linked to one computer only or can it be moved between them if it's deleted off one first? Just that i'm getting a new HDD and SSD soon and upgrading the mobo and I don't want to buy one now if I have to buy again later.

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#117arleasPosted 11/15/2013 3:34:34 AM(edited)
From: Marioface5 | #115
unless you're referring to the fact that you would probably need to load programs onto the RAM each time before you use them or turn off your computer.


That's exactly what I was referring to. Also I have an SSD, and yes, it's slower than RAM but not so slow that I'm gonna flip a table over and break a controller over load times. If I could fit all my games on an SSD, I wouldn't even have tried out Dimmdrive.

From: Thorninator | #116
Just checking is the software linked to one computer only or can it be moved between them if it's deleted off one first? Just that i'm getting a new HDD and SSD soon and upgrading the mobo and I don't want to buy one now if I have to buy again later.


To use DimmDrive you have to log into your account. You can install it on more than one computer but probably can't run it simultaneously on more than one computer...
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#118mycousinvinniePosted 11/16/2013 12:20:42 PM
looks pretty awesome, need more ram for this to work for me though
#119ChetyrePosted 11/16/2013 12:59:48 PM
I just bought it yesterday to support you Tim. But I think you are charging way too much for it, you'd see more popularity if it was priced lower.

It works, however it cannot detect my CPU or RAM statistics.
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#120TheWayOfTheGunPosted 11/16/2013 1:06:27 PM
For those who have used it, does it have any effect on game performance other than loading times.

Does it actually reduce texture pop-in in any way? Load times have never been a problem for me, even on consoles. The PS1 set the bar so low, anything less than a minute is pure bliss to me.
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