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Windows 7: Is adding extra RAM going to make any difference to performance?

09 Oct 2011   #11
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Since ram its very cheap, max your board and make a 4GB ramdisk for temp internet files, you'll notice a difference.


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09 Oct 2011   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Win 7 is much smarter than eXPired and does an excellent job of utilizing ram to fit the needs of the system, thus negating the need to create a temporary ram disk for any special purpose and in fact, such efforts are counterproductive since, left alone, Win 7 does an excellent job of memory management.
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09 Oct 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Win 7 is much smarter than eXPired and does an excellent job of utilizing ram to fit the needs of the system, thus negating the need to create a temporary ram disk for any special purpose and in fact, such efforts are counterproductive since, left alone, Win 7 does an excellent job of memory management.
For any system files I would agree. No need to move anything. But there may be some applications where a RAMDisk is useful - e.g. output files for video processing could go there. Plus it is fun to play with the RAMDisk.
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