I've been using a RAM Disk on my mainframe computer (AMD 4100FX, Quad Core with 12 GB RAM); of the 12 GB RAM, 4 GB is dedicated to the RAM Disk which handles all the Windows TEMP files. Becasue of the base amount of RAM, I know its fine to split it 1/3 | 2/3, and the computer certainly seems faster, to say nothing of the break my hybrid hard drive gets from not having to thrash files all the time.
I've installed this same RAM Disk program on my laptop and netbook. Each has 2 GB of RAM, of which about 1000 MB is free. I've installed a 512 MB RAM Disk with compression, and pointed the temp files there. Now the question: is there a way to measure whether a 512 MB RAM Disk on a 2 GB machine is both effective and helpful to speed up the system? Something similar to the way that ReadyBoost can be measured to see if its effective.
All help appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 02 September 2014 - 05:18 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.