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Effect on games going from 4GB to 3GB?

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January 31, 2011 9:25:24 PM

I have been playing around with RAM disks lately. Using them for temp files, cache, ect. Can anyone tell me if I am hurting my gameplay by doing this? Does it affects games when I go from 4GB of RAM to 3GB? How much?

System:
i7 860 @ 3.2Ghz
4GB @ 1450Mhz CL7
XFX 6970 2GB
Gigabyte P55A-UD3

Games:
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
L4D2
GTA IV
Crysis Warhead
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat

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a c 226 } Memory
January 31, 2011 11:01:46 PM

32bit or 64bit OS?
January 31, 2011 11:14:43 PM

Windows 7 64-bit
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January 31, 2011 11:21:10 PM

You would see some slow down but with out benchmarking it I can not say how much, you could try that yourself.
January 31, 2011 11:38:03 PM

That's a good idea. I will try benchmarking. I wish BF:BC2 had a benchmark. What games would you expect to slow? In what way? How much? Would 3.5GB be significantly better than 3GB?
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