A RAM disk (or RAM drive) is a block of RAM that a computer is using as though it were a disk drive.

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Create a RAM drive in Windows 10 to improve a modded instance of TES V Skyrim

How can one create a RAM disk in Windows 10 to enhance a modded TES V? I'd like to to use a ramdisk to load assets of TES V to improve performance. I have 16Gb of ram on this laptop and Windows 10 can ...
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Why 2.66 GB usable in 4 GB ram? [duplicate]

I am having windows 10 pro 64 bit OS,With 4 Gb RAM. But in memory section its showing 2.66 GB usable. Why? doing some research(Googling) I found that 32 bit machine can't utilize the full RAM. But ...
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Fastest available drive to date by booting time

So I'm going to build a new computer; there is a very important criteria for the specs: I want the computer to boot and start programs pretty much as fast as possible. I looked into PCIe SSDs and read ...
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Which of these three systems need its RAM to be upgraded and why [closed]

These are the images of 'Memory' section of Resource Monitor for 3 systems; The two with 8GB RAM have core i7 cpu while the one with 4GB of RAM has core i5 cpu; Based on these graphs which of these ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a ram disk for /run?

The /run file system was introduced to keep all the information related to the current boot sequence and can be reset at boot time. Having this in mind, isn't it a good idea to use a ram disk instead ...
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Can RAM disks realistically decrease SSD wear?

To be specific about my issue, I have a script that uses youtube-dl to download videos and outputs its progress to a file. This means youtube-dl is constantly writing to a file on disk (on /tmp), ...
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Ramdisk that persists old files

I've got a program that writes a file to disk, then another processes it. Usually this happens within a second or so, so the file is nearly temporary. To avoid disk IO, I write to /dev/shm. However, ...
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RAM writes faster than it reads

I've recently created a RAM-Disk on my MBP17" and tried to check the read/write speeds and everything seemed fine. So i did the same test on my MacPro3,1 and i noticed that my RAM (16GB) writes with ...
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My computer is functioning very slow and entering into a 'not-responding' state often. And, after every 1/2 hour or so, it automatically restarts [closed]

My computer is functioning very slow and entering into a 'not responding' state often. And, after every 1/2 hour or so, it automatically restarts. Especially when I try to play a video (even on ...
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Proc filesystem: Diskstats

Heey i was looking through /proc/diskstats And noticed something "odd" in my eyes. As you guys can see i have a lot of ram devices. Could someone explain why there are so many of them? According to ...
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Can I make windows cache files from disk in RAM?

Linux and OS X are caching files from disk in RAM, whenever you have unused memory. Is there a way to do the same in Windows 10? Right now it's doing its best to keep my memory usage at 33% or 45% all ...
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how to create and use a ramdisk for gaming

I have a fairly decent spec PC which I use solely for gaming. I have read that a ramdisk can significantly increase the FPS performance. Can anyone help me in how to create a ramdisk, what files/...
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Do all SODIMM Rams have the size dimensions? (L x W x H)? [closed]

planning to buy new ram.. but not sure if it would fit.. please help not joking, i'm serious My laptop supports up-to 8gb of ram.. So i want to upgrade. But i'm confused if it would fit
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RAMDisk + SSD = Raid 1? Boot OSX

Is it possible to create RAID 1 with RAMDisk and SSD in OSX? Something like: Boot Mac, OSX-Partition will be loaded from SSD in RAMDisk. Boot to RAMDisk and use it like any other system-drive. ...
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Can I use Windows to Go as it were a Linux live distro?

I hold a tablet with Windows 8 installed and I want to be able to boot a totally empty operative system from there when I cope with financial activities. My primary option would be run a Linux live ...
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Is the performance of a RAM drive inside a VM comparable to native hardware?

If I define a ram drive inside a VM will it behave the same as a ram drive on bare metal (with in reason). I am looking to setup a VM on my KVM node that will run a few games. Yes, one of them is ...
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Installing linux on an imac

I am trying to get my new (purchased in 2016) iMac to boot Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. I have tried Booting from usb/cd drives, initiating a new fresh partition table per tecmints instructions ...
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Running matlab on Windows through Mac

I need to do some work on matlab which must be through windows. Unfortunately I have a 2014 mid retina (8gb ram, core i5). Would one think I would be able to run it through parallel? I need to do some ...
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Can we find the address in the RAM knowing the data that is stored?

Let's say we created an object with some programming language a = "This is my text and it is very precious" and then close the terminal. As I understand it, the memory space that contain the ...
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Loading Disk image to Ram for boot purposes

I am aware that several versions of linux are capable of being loaded fully into ram for running the os directly as a ram disk. I am trying to determine the feasibility of doing this with windows 10....
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Benefits of 64GB+ of ram, partly regarding superfetch

I already have a very fast computer with a SSD, a 700 series GPU, and a Intel Xeon. That said I am considering upgrading my RAM to 64GiB (from 16GiB), possibly more. Im wondering if windows 8/10/...
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How to partition a volatile physical RAM drive before fstab runs?

since I switched to linux a couple of days ago, I try to configure my machine. The last thing is: I have a physical RAM drive with 16GB DDR2 Ram. This device mounts as a real physical SATA harddrive. ...
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Caching directories content in RAM - “ram disk” without “disk”?

I have a large C# solution and 16GB RAM. I want ReSharper to work faster with my code. How can I make some files and directories to be always cached in ram? They should be flushed to HDD in a ...
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HDD led blinking without writes, why?

I bought refurbished Dell laptop with SSD and began worried about SSD life etc, especially when I saw how Chrome writes cache (hdd led blinks) every time when I load a page. What I did, based on this ...
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RAM upgrade for HP Envy 17 fails to boot

My laptop is HP Envy 17 touchsmart model 17-j013cl. When I bought it, it had 2GB RAM installed. I needed to upgrade the RAM and bought another identical 2GB RAM. Now the laptop does not show me even ...
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Disable kernel module loading on custom initramfs.igz

my machine, which runs GNU/Funtoo Linux on one of the 2 raid0 arrays it has, needs an initramfs with dmraid support to boot into the system. During the last 7 years i've been using a custom initramfs ...
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RAMDISK OS? Installing Windows 10 on a ramdisk

Is it possible to put the entire operating system on a ram disk? If I have 16 GB of RAM and it is an Intel Xeon. I don't have an SSD and my hard drive is killing my boot time. So can I just allocate ...
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is there any risk of system failure when placing temp folders in a volatile ramdisk?

There is many info about moving temp folder to a ramdisk is a good idea to increase the SSD life. So, I tested it with my user temp folder and I have no problems, even the ramdisk is volatile. But I'...
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Save an instance of a program from RAM for quick starting

Is there any possible way to save an instance of an individual program, after it has been loaded into RAM, then load that program back into RAM from that saved instance. Here's a specific example. I ...
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Is it possible to upgrade 16GB ram for any corei5, 5th Gen Laptop?

I am little bit confuse about upgrading my RAM for laptop. I just want to extend RAM to 12GB by adding another 8GB in this laptop. Is it possible? If yes, then why everywhere it is mentioned that ...
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PC cant even boot after BIOS clock changes

I've been having problems with my RAM and tried to overclock it to fix the issue. I changed NorthBridge from 2400mhz to 2800mhz. When turning on, monitor does not react at all, GPU and monitor all ...
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Where's my RAM disk being stored?

I'm running an Ubuntu VM under Windows 7, within the VM I've allocated a 5GB RAM disk using sudo mount -t tmpfs -o size=5G tmpfs /mnt/gitRAM and then copied files into it. When I then look at conky ...
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serious disk performance problems, please help,

I have a Dell inspiron 7720 processor intelr core tm i7 3630qm 8 gm ram the problem is that me disk is always between 49% - 50%, then I noticed my disk had some "partitions" named as disk 0c: and ...
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MySQL data on ramdisk partition

I'm using Docker with Ubuntu for my CI and development environment. I would like to put the database on a ramdisk partition to speed up the builds, since I have to reload my fixtures a lot, so data ...
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Moving Chrome cache folder?

I was wondering if moving the cache folder in chrome(Win7x64) to a ramdisk drive will improve the performance of cached flash player files/games? If so, What would be the easiest way to do this? I'm ...
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Remove none existent external drives

I'm installing windows 8, it has completed installation but won't finish until I unplug an external drive. The problem rests in the fact that I don't have external drives connected, except of course ...
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How do I create a ramdisk that writes changes back to persistent storage, e.g. with aufs?

Similar to this question, but more specific: I want a ramdisk / tmpfs that sits on top of a physical directory, exposing data of that directory. The ramdisk should persistently cache all data on ...
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Why do applications launch faster when running entirely from a RAM disk? [closed]

What about running from a RAM disk makes applications launch faster when running entirely from a RAM disk?
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imdisk: how can I make the disks appear in “computer management”->“Disk Management”?

I noticed that the Drives mounted by ImDisk appear in "My Computer", but don't appear in "computer management"->"Disk Management". I guess I need them to appear in "Disk Management" so that the ...
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RAM: which one is more better 2x2GB or 4GB? [duplicate]

Is this better to have 2x2gb DDR3 RAM in both of the slot or single 4GB DDR3 RAM in single slot in laptop? Which way is right to increase my laptop perfromances, what should I do for best and fast ...
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Create RAM disk on the VM, or on the host?

I am interacting programatically between two programs (Matlab, and ISpice), where one program writes a file to disk then the other reads it and writes another file to disk, which is read by the first. ...
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What does 16*256 dram structure mean?

I want to understand the difference between the dram structures 16*256 and 8*512 Ram indicates? I have read on many rams stating 16*256, 8*512 1*4gb, which one is better and in what ways. I am ...
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Does every OS need RAM?

Is there an OS which can be used without RAM, specifically the kind I can create a bootable pendrive from and use it in the computer? This gets awkward, since booting is essentially loading OS in RAM....
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Creating a RAM disk out of an existing folder on a hard drive

I know there's a lot of software that will allow you to create a RAM disk, but I have a specific situation. I'd like to put my installation of League of Legends onto a RAM disk. The issue is that ...
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If RAM Disk had continuous power, even if the computer was turned off, would it still be volatile? [closed]

I am planning to host a Minecraft server and discovered RAM Disks. They are fast, but volatile(meaning if it lost power, then it would lose all data). I am a tinkerer myself so I thought, "Maybe I can ...
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Is it possible to reclaim the memory used by an initrd?

I'm developing a boot process for an embedded device. Currently I'm using an initrd (uncompressed it's 4 megs) to be able to setup my real root partition before continuing to boot (I have to select a ...
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How can I check which RAM replacement can I use in my laptop?

I've a Nanya (NT2GT64U8HD0BN-AD) 2GB DDR2 SO-DIMM PC2-6400S, 200-pin, Notebook RAM I would like to use this RAM in my old laptop Samsung NC-10 I know that normally is upgraded with PC5300 667MHz ...
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Windows 7 Paging file apparently not being used

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit on a mobo with 24GB RAM. Of those 24GB, 20GB are assigned as a RAMDISK via ASRock XFastRAM. This RAMDISK has the drive letter X assigned to it. On X:\ I'm ...
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What happen if we reduce the size of hiberfil.sys

I today discovered that we can set the size of the hiberfil.sys using powercfg -H -size 100% command line tool. Ignoring the hard space you will get, what else will change if we set it to powercfg -H -...
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Are there issue using different sized RAM's

I have a 1*4GB RAM installed in my dell laptop. I am going to purchase 1*8GB RAM. So, my question is if the combination of one 4GB and one 8GB RAM, will both work or not? I am confused as I have never ...