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July 12, 2012 11:56:56 PM


Hello I'm looking for a way to use my 64 gig kit of ram to increase performance speed. I don't want to never use 50 gigs of my kit.
I heard of a few different techniques, but I don't know enough to aim to where or what research the exact way to achieve this.

A technique I heard was loading the OS and a large portion of consistently used data onto the ram and moving to the hdd just before power down.
I may have described this incorrectly (I apologize in advance for).

Please assist with ways to utilize this kit effectively.

The pc is.

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL10Q2-64GBZHD

Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X

Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (OS On this one)

EVGA Gtx 465 (will be upgrading to 2x 4gig evga 680's running sli when newegg gets them in stock )

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a c 129 } Memory
July 13, 2012 12:19:43 AM

Hi, welcome to the RIVE owner club

Windows will automatically use spare system RAM as one gigantic disk cache meaning that extra RAM will always improve responsiveness. Even if your applications aren't using all of your memory, the OS will.

Some people recommend using a RAMDisk but I advise against it for stability and consistency reasons (if your system crashes you will lose all the data on it).
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July 13, 2012 11:02:15 PM

Thank you good sir.
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a c 146 } Memory
July 13, 2012 11:30:19 PM

Strange, my RAM disc's don't crash at all.
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a c 146 } Memory
July 13, 2012 11:30:48 PM

What is the purpose of your PC?
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a c 129 } Memory
July 13, 2012 11:44:58 PM

nikorr said:
Strange, my RAM disc's don't crash at all.


I meant that the data on the RAMdisk would be lost if the system crashed, not that the RAMdisk itself would crash
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a c 146 } Memory
July 13, 2012 11:51:17 PM

Pinhedd said:
I meant that the data on the RAMdisk would be lost if the system crashed, not that the RAMdisk itself would crash

I know what u mean, but I just want to point out that I don't have any issues. Even if the apps are installed there or elsewhere.

It just works great, and when I set that for anybody, it works fine, once its configured.

It runs 24/7.

It used to be problem at the W7 release, when x64bit system didn't like the driver.

But than it got fixed and its fine.
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a c 146 } Memory
July 13, 2012 11:54:22 PM

Do u have any system crashes?

I do when I try to OC some more on low voltage : ))
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July 17, 2012 3:39:43 AM

The purpose for my pc is a high performance gaming pc which most things I save are online to server. I don't have any important data that I could loose in short.
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