Ram Question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jz1397-5, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    I have 1024MB PC2100 Ram, how can i load everything in there at startup to use more then 322MB at start?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Put everything in your startup folder in the start menu. Could pose a bit more of a drain than anticipated though. :eek:
     
  3. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Download a program like sumorize load it with a lot of heavy scripts and put it on the startup...
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    322mb is a LOT. i only use 105mb.

    do you want to use more so less of the pagefile is being used? or just want to fill up your memory for some reason?
     
  5. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    what programs can i use and what should i put in there, like loading Windows into ram and so forth?
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    you don't need to put anything in there. if you go to play a game or open a program, it will load into memory. that's what it's for... programs you have running.
     
  7. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    i know that i was just wondering if there were any other programs out there
     
  8. duder

    duder Guest

    do you want to make a ramdrive? is that what you mean?
     
  9. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    well yea sure, but how do i get it to auto load with XP startup?
     
  10. duder

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    a ramdrive is like a small hd make of ram instead of an actual hd, they have programs that allow you to make portions of your ram into a small hd, look it up and see if its what you need
     
  11. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    i know that, but when you restart all data is flushed out, what program keeps the info in there?
     
  12. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    The RAM always resets when restarting. Never store anything important on a RAM-drive. If you want the RAM-drive on startup try putting a shortcut to the command file (.bat) in the startup folder.
     
  13. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    i was thinking about that
     
  14. jonocainuk

    jonocainuk Guest

    if u want to stop using the pagefile... just disable it or give it a small amount of hdd space - it cant use what u dont give it.

    (i did read once before bout if u disable pagefile, it just runs stuff via the hdd anyway but in numerous files rather than just in pagefile.sys - hence id recommend more setting pagefile to 100mb or less)
     
  15. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    you can't load XP to memory on loading.

    RAM just doesn't work that way.

    Regret purchasing so much RAM now don't ya :)

    There is no point having that much ram. 512 is all you need. Unless your running like 10 copies of Photoshop with a 99 Undo Memory
     
  16. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i have 256mb of pc133sdram in total:p
     
  17. bhxtyrant

    bhxtyrant Guest

    actually i think 1 gig or 768 would be better then 512 becuase i have 448 which isnt that far away from 512 and yeaterday my computer almost crashed on me because i was working in photoshop had an IE6 browser open and was listening to windows media player. first time it ever happened very strange
     
  18. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    well... u had 2 really crap programs running!!!!

    Windows Media Player and IE6 =P

    use mplayer2... far more efficient.

    IE6... pffttttt.... i'm heavily biased towards Mozilla so i won't mention it =P
     
  19. jonocainuk

    jonocainuk Guest

    theres always gonna be something in the future that needs u to have more ram... if u aint planning on upgrading the cpu for a while, u may aswell get more ram. 512mb might be enough for most ppl... but not for all
     
  20. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    and when u need to get it later... RAM is of course cheaper....