using RamDrive...need help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by eminem910, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. eminem910

    eminem910 Guest

    i made a 32 meg ram drive using tweakxp ...and i'm wondering what benefits can i get from this....it said i can move the folder for my browser cache there..but i have no idea how to do that.. any other uses for it?...progs seem to load faster on there..some how
     
  2. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    Do you know what a RAM drive is?

    Basically reserves a spot in your RAM to store data, instead of tossing it on the HD.

    As far as I know, and with todays speedy hard drives, it is probably a waste. The value of your quantity of RAM available far outweighs the increase in speed it can offer over a hard drive.

    Totally not worth it in my opinion.

    [Accessing stuff in RAM is so very much faster than accessing stuff stored on your hard drive, which is why "progs seem to load faster on there..some how"] Still, not worth it, unless you have a ridiculous abundance of ram, and I'm talking more then 1.5 Gb...
     
  3. eminem910

    eminem910 Guest

    so is a ramdrive made up of physical memory or harddrive memory....i still want to use it....so anyone know what files i can put on it...like browser cache for IE..how can i do that..
     
  4. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    Its actually storing data in your physical RAM, the long flat thingy's with black squares on them.


    ...no, not my aunt's toes.
     
  5. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    From Internet Explorer go to Tools> Internet Options> 'general' tab> 'Temporary Internet Files' section> 'settings' button. From there you can relocate your temp files to the ramdrive.