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Windows 7: Trying to load a whole program to RAM

15 Jun 2010   #1
yonatan

windows 7
 
 
Trying to load a whole program to RAM

I need a certain program to run as fast as possible, but the problem is that it has to access the hard disk sometimes, and it slows the program's performance.

Is it possible to load the entire program to the RAM, so that the access time will be minimal??

Thank you!

My computer specs: AMD Phenom 2 Quad-Core 3.4 Ghz
4 Gb of RAM
Windows 7 64-bit


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15 Jun 2010   #2
Max Peck

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yonatan View Post
I need a certain program to run as fast as possible, but the problem is that it has to access the hard disk sometimes, and it slows the program's performance.

Is it possible to load the entire program to the RAM, so that the access time will be minimal??

Thank you!

My computer specs: AMD Phenom 2 Quad-Core 3.4 Ghz
4 Gb of RAM
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows memory management is going to page to disk only when necessary. You could turn off the swap file but that would not be advisable.

The whole point of an O/S (particularly an advanced one) is to abstract the system so your application doesn't have to do memory management on its own. With 4GB of main memory I doubt you're going to even have to worry about this. If you run the task manager and look at the performance tab you'll discover that you probably have half your RAM free most of the time as it is. The system isn't going to swap your program to hard disk unless it's pretty seriously overloaded and has to begin thrashing.

Any disk access you might "see" is probably necessary - the application probably has database files it has do deal with and you're not going to get those to load in RAM.

Don't try to micromanage your system - let the O/S do its job. There's little as an end-user you're going to do to improve an application's performance. That's the developer's job.

-Max
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15 Jun 2010   #3
wkt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yonatan View Post
Is it possible to load the entire program to the RAM, so that the access time will be minimal??
I suggest that you use a RAM-Disk for your program.

I use the RAMDisk program on OEM and custom server memory upgrades. Dell, HP, IBM, Sun Server Memory - Dataram on my 32-Bit system. But I don't know whether it works on your 64-Bit Windows.

This program must be configured so that you can install your program in the RAM-Disk and the RAM-Disk is preserved if you shut down the machine.
I didn't use this feature yet but I think that's exactly what you want.

Perhaps that helps.
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15 Jun 2010   #4
yonatan

windows 7
 
 

That's EXACTLY what i was looking for!!
Thank you very much my friend!
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17 Jun 2010   #5
bob lobla

 
 

I use QSoft RAMDrive.

Probably the best performance mod I made.

I dedicate 2 gigs of my RAM to the drive and install most of my apps on it. My computer flies now. I had to chain it to the floor!!!
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