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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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Why do some programs can't write to a ramdisk on Windows?

I've created a ram disk under windows using IMDisk. Most programs don't have problems writing to it. But for example, it isn't possible in Visual Studio (2013, currently) to create a project in a ram ...
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What's windows' reaction if TEMP folder location is removed? [duplicate]

What I'd like to know is what appends if the said RamDisk or the USB SSD is removed? I'm used with moving the TEMP/TMP folder to a faster drive. I used to do it on a RamDisk with a script and now ...
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constantly writing files on SSD Win8 - RAMDISK versus disk cache?

I have an application that is constantly writing up to 8 x 15Mb files to disk (capturing video streams) with a new file being created each minute (and the oldest file deleted). The computer has a SSD ...
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Restore data from a corrupted .img file

After having formatted my pc, i forgot to setup backup on my ramdisk. Ive been using dataram ramdisk wich stores the disk in a .img file on exit. However my pc crashed recently and now this .img is ...
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Reduce loadtime in games merging two folders across ramdisk and local disk

I've found a program to emulate a drive in my memory, RAMDrive. RAMDrive creates a drive (G:) on my computer, which allows me to have super fast read/write on that drive. Now I was thinking I could ...
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380 views

Auto resizing RAM drive for Windows?

Is there a method or a tool that would allow me to have a RAM disk with dynamic memory allocation? I want it to use RAM space only when space is actually used by files, I do not want an empty RAM ...
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Windows cache and temp on RAM disk

I have 16 GB of memory and have just started to experiment with having a 1 GB RAMdisk. Currently, I only have the browser cache there, but I am thinking of moving the Windows7 cache and temp ...
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Create temporary disk in RAM?

The Fossil SCM currently doesn't support grepping through the repository. The only way to find code, is to check out the whole repository into a disk through "fossil deconstruct c:\temp_fossil", and ...
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Is there any open-source RAMDisk software for Windows? [closed]

Question title is quite clear, no ? I found a bunch of "free for personnal use" ramdisk softwares on alternativesto but absolutely no open-source. So, do you know any one ?
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How to install Windows on a ramdisk?

Nowadays 32 or even 64 GB of RAM in a PC is becoming accessible for the average Joe. Ideally I would like to be able to copy a fully working Windows 7 installation on DVDs or a Bluray disk and mount ...
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Best approach to utilize RamDisk for Chrome?

I use a lot of tabs and after a while less recently opened tabs take some time to become responsive, which I guess is because they're being un-cached to HDD as they're not required. So after ...
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Periodically back up ramdisk

Are there any Windows ramdisk drivers that can periodically back up the ramdisk to a file? I am familiar with ones that can save the file on demand and on shutdown. I'd like to gain control over the ...
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What to put on RAMDisk on Windows?

I got a lot of RAM installed in my PC recently and I looked into this RAMDisk thing. There are two things I've found from my investigation: You should not mess with Windows native pagefile/memory ...
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Can you boot an operating system into RAM disk and how?

I would like to know whether and how you can setup a computer to boot into RAM. I have 16GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM. Could it be done in Windows? If not, maybe in a light version of Unix? You'd have to ...
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Install entire visual studio on ramdisk?

How would i go about installing visual studio 2010 and all of its dependencies entirely on a ramdisk? I have 16GB ram in my computer and a 4GB ramdisk just for visual studio. If i just try to ...
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Windows RAM disk that can be installed on the command line, and supports > 4GB?

Is there a Windows RAM disk that can: Be installed/controlled from the command line. Supports > 4GB on a 64-bit system. I've written a .NET app to decompress some .rar files to a temporary ...
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Can I create a RAM disk using GPU Memory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to use GPU memory as more main memory? I would like to create a RAM disk/drive using the GPU's RAM/memory. Then use ReadyBoost on Windows to use the disk ...
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Has someone written (or is aware of) an instruction guide for setting up a RAMDisk and using it for pagefile.sys?

I was talking with a friend the other day about Windows in general and I mentioned that there is, unfortunately no way (that I was aware of) to disable the page file within Windows. Regardless of the ...
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Looking for Windows RAM Disk which mirrors writes to hard disk

I'm looking for a RAM disk (preferably free) which gets its contents from a specified folder on the hard disk and also writes changes made to it back to that folder. Is there such a thing for Windows? ...
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How to treat a new SSD--optimizations and longevity

I was hoping to compile a list of tips/tricks for optimizing and extending the life of SSDs. I just purchased my first SSD and put it in my laptop, and will soon be installing a pair into my desktop ...
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What will happen if there is not TEMP variable set or if it is set what will happen if the folder/drive does not exist?

I want to setup a RAM disk for various purposes and among them I would want to set the TEMP variable to point to a folder in the RAM disk. I haven't done this yet, but the RAM disk will be initialized ...
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RAM caching of files on disk, based on file extension

This is what I need: improve access time with small files of specific extension type, by making them pre-loaded in RAM. I need this to speed up visual studio builds. Does anybody know of a cache ...