How do I use a RAMDisk

Wildfighter590

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I just got AMD's RAMDisk software. And I was wondering how I use it, I saw that the loading times for games were a TON faster but I don't know how to use it.
Do you have to transfer full games on to it or just the launcher? I have 8GB of RAM and I heard that was enough for games to load faster on it.
 

k1114

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It appears amd just partnered with dataram since it looks exactly the same. Anyways, what ramdisks does is essentially makes your ram act like a hdd. It assigns a letter to it and you can put files on it. The issue with what you are trying to do is; like multiple hdds you install the game in a single location and most games have registries so it will not work anywhere else. You can't partially have games on it, the game will look for its files in its folder. Unless you game is like 2gb, you're better off just not using it. If you want your games to load faster, get an ssd.

Although it is pretty simple to use. Set the size you want and click start. That's it. There are other options like autosaving and autoloading on start since ram is volatile, so will save a backup on the hdd.
 

k1114

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It appears amd just partnered with dataram since it looks exactly the same. Anyways, what ramdisks does is essentially makes your ram act like a hdd. It assigns a letter to it and you can put files on it. The issue with what you are trying to do is; like multiple hdds you install the game in a single location and most games have registries so it will not work anywhere else. You can't partially have games on it, the game will look for its files in its folder. Unless you game is like 2gb, you're better off just not using it. If you want your games to load faster, get an ssd.

Although it is pretty simple to use. Set the size you want and click start. That's it. There are other options like autosaving and autoloading on start since ram is volatile, so will save a backup on the hdd.
 

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