Okay so I'm planning to do some upgrades to my currently shitty PC that cost me a basic $600 last year. I don't know that much about computers but certainly enough to learn as i go. What i have in mind from doing a little research is dedicating 8GB of ram to a Ramdisk to cache my HDD + hold a couple of my more frequently used games while having my OS installed primarily on the SSD.
Is this possible with software like fancycache? + is it even worth making the ramdisk at all? I'm looking for the best of both worlds and would appreciate some guidance in the right direction.
Also one other thing, will i need to upgrade my PSU/ need any form of cooling other than the 212 cpu cooler? I have space on my case for 2 top mounted exhaust fans, 1 front mount intake fan and 1 bottom mount intake fan and 2 side panel exhaust/intake fans but i don't think my MOBO supports that many? If it doesn't ill just buy a PSU with direct fan inputs but im curious to know other solutions. Thanks in advance.
Why don't you just wait till you get the SSD? It will make your system feel much faster. Doing a cache for a HDD isn't going to make it feel much faster being the HDD is probably what is slowing down the feel of your system.
One thing I seems to had read is that RAM discs can be pretty handy in storing the temp files of browsers and windows. Also, many do recomment coupling SSD HDD's with a RAM disc as the frequent cache writing to SSD can degrade performance(SSD writing technique is not similar to mechanical HDD, they dont like 'rewrites' in generall(TRIM)).
But my question would be(as u have plans to install games on RamDisc rather than temp files), would it be worth to have a slow booting PC(and slow to shutdown) to improve on gaming experience.....???(Also 8GB is not enough for many of the games too).
I donno about "fancycache". Heard only about Super Speed RamDisk(paid) and DataRam's Ramdisk(updo 4GB free).
Also use a 64 bit OS.