How to make better use of my RAM?

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    I have 58GB Free out of my 64GB of RAM available most of the time. So this is just a waste having all that RAM sit there doing nothing.

    What is the best way to make use of it and which is the best RAM caching software?
     
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  2. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Use lots of video editing programs.
     
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  3. trungpt

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    SoftPerfect RAM Disk is a good candidate.
     
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  4. Mr.X

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    Yes. I second this opinion too! :cool:
     
  5. kidpix

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    #5 kidpix, Jun 6, 2016
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    PrimoCache is very good, but I prefer to keep it Write Only with Defer-Write enabled...
    Windows own cache works as read cache, it is better than Samsung RAPID and works with all SSD/HD.
    The SSD life is great extended by PrimoCache Defer-Write w ww.romexsoftware.com/en-us/primo-cache/exsample-reduce-ssd-wear.html
    OBS:
    Because PrimoCache is the write cache, do not enable Windows "Enable write caching on the device"
    w ww.tenforums.com/tutorials/21904-disk-write-caching-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html
     
  6. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    If I had the size of your RAM I was didn't ask your question.
     
  7. lobo11

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  8. WIKIMACK

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  9. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Build 3 more machines and put 16GB in each, then stand in front of the mirror and ask yourself "Why did I buy far too much RAM when I didn't need it in the first place?"
     
  10. JFKI

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    Is that kind of like when Bill Gates said no one could ever possibly need more than 640k ?
     
  11. JFKI

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    These words appeared at the beginning of an editorial written by James E. Fawcette published in the April 29, 1985 issue of InfoWorld.
     
  12. MrMagic

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    Who knows what's true

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    Gates himself has strenuously denied making the comment. In a newspaper column that he wrote in the mid-1990s, Gates responded to a student's question about the quote: "I've said some stupid things and some wrong things, but not that. No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is enough for all time." Later in the column, he added, "I keep bumping into that silly quotation attributed to me that says 640K of memory is enough. There's never a citation; the quotation just floats like a rumor, repeated again and again."

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    These words appeared at the beginning of an editorial written by James E. Fawcette published in the April 29, 1985 issue of InfoWorld. But no precise reference was given, and the words did not occur as part of an interview.
     
  13. T-S

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    ImDisk is way more flexible and easier to manage
     
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  14. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    @ Phoenix

    send me a pair of sticks
     
  15. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    I have 4GB RAM and I don't think I need more than this.
     
  16. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Yep, if you love pagefile thrashing, 4GB is fine
     
  17. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    I have 1.4GB pagefile, but it on SSD drive with free of over 70GB.
     
  18. MrMagic

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    So? You think SSD is the same speed, or faster than RAM? lol
     
  19. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    #20 cuteee, Jun 6, 2016
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    I didn't talk about the speed, but the size.
    My motherboard can have the maximum of RAM : 8GB.
    This PC is enough for me. I'm not playing heavy games.

    BTW, I had big problems with the video card driver and internet disconnected and the Windows 10 freeze.
    Now all is ok. I hope so. In Windows 8.1 it was rare that the OS freeze.