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11 May 2013   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What on earth is a Cherryville ??


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11 May 2013   #22
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Maybe a ram Disc

Here is a post with another link to view

How to make a RAM drive in Win7 64?
I was on my way to suggesting this but saw you already posted
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11 May 2013   #23
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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What on earth is a Cherryville ??
Intel's New 520 Series SSD Codenamed "Cherryville"
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11 May 2013   #24
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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What on earth is a Cherryville ??
Intel's New 520 Series SSD Codenamed "Cherryville"
Wow, that's fast!!


...and I was thinking
Free RAM-cherryville.png


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11 May 2013   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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What on earth is a Cherryville ??
Intel's New 520 Series SSD Codenamed "Cherryville"
Thanks Tommy. I had not seen that one yet. But the nums are not that great. I'd rather have my OCZ Vector which is twice as fast with over 90.000 IOPS.
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11 May 2013   #26
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
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What on earth is a Cherryville ??
Intel's New 520 Series SSD Codenamed "Cherryville"
Thanks Tommy. I had not seen that one yet. But the nums are not that great. I'd rather have my OCZ Vector which is twice as fast with over 90.000 IOPS.
Just a Fancy name
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11 May 2013   #27
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

fezbombmatt I have read through thread several times.
Reading your first post again it seems like you have 8 gigs of ram and you want Windows 7 to use more ram than the 2 gigs it is using. Windows 7 will not use more ram than required to get the job done. If you want to use more ram you have to do things on your computer that demand more ram and then Windows 7 will grab the extra ram needed to get the job done.
I know its more complicated when you get into Suprfetch and Standby ram but the good folks here have already explained that subject.
The only advantage of having extra ram is if you start using your system in a fashion that wants to use more ram Windows will grab the extra ram needed so things work smoothly. It will grab no more than what is needed. When or if you run short of ram Windows will wright to the hard drive more often and that will slow things a bunch.
If Windows 7 could grab more ram than what is needed what would it do with it?
The only trick to ram usage with Windows 7 that really works is let Windows 7 take care of it all by itself. Windows 7 know how to take care of things like Superfetch, Standby ram ect.
The only magic is coded into Windows 7 by some very smart people.

This is my ram class 101.
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11 May 2013   #28
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fezbombmatt View Post
I couldnt settle for anything less than a Cherryville

Thats if i do consider a SSD
How about more than a Cherryville?
Samsung 840 Pro
OCZ Vector
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11 May 2013   #29
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I am a firm believer in letting Windows manage computer resources as it wishes. The more I learn of how it works the more I believe that this is true. Manual intervention is almost always harmful. Windows memory management is extremely complex. It has been the subject of extensive research, development and testing for many years. The goal is always to assign memory where it will do the most good for overall system performance. If you think that your situation is somehow unique, something that Windows designers never considered, then you are only fooling yourself.

You can disable the pagefile, create a RAMDisk, put the pagefile on the RAMDisk, disable this, change that setting. After you have done all of that, and more, you will almost certainly have a system that performs no better than it did before, and it may well be worse.

Adding more memory will improve performance. But there will always be a point of diminishing returns where adding more memory does little or nothing. I expect that for your workload 8 GB RAM is past that point. That being the case, nothing you can do with memory will significantly improve performance.

An SSD will likely do more than anything you could do with RAM.
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11 May 2013   #30
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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