Artemau

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  1. I've been onboard since your reddit forays and before the Steam migration, but I'm hesitant to use DD because it seems to always result in a BSoD. It's not immediate and doesn't seem to be at any deterministic point, but while playing Dragon Age: Inquisition(for example, it did it to The Witcher and everything else, too) it will eventually just go down and the BSoD doesn't even reboot. It just sits at 100%. The latest one I got was KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE. I'm honestly not sure if it's that error 100% of the time, but it has happened every time I play for an extended length of time. I have 64 GB of http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/newegg/gskill-memory-f32133c9q264gzh that I set to run at the clock rate on the tin a year ago, but it doesn't cause stability issues unless I'm using Dimmdrive. I've been using 40 GB for DD and leaving 24 for the system. Should I return it to default settings in BIOS or are there other avenues to try first? I really want Dimmdrive to work, since it was the motivating factor in acquiring an absurd amount of RAM and I can see speed increases when it works.
  2. I'd be happy to participate! Windows 8.1 x64 64 GB 2133MHz According to Steam, 277 installed. 549 owned. I do! For Firefox and Visual Studio. And... when my games list won't load. I use it whenever I play games or start up any halfway intensive application. I'm happy to see that great leaps are made to fix the issues we've seen so far.
  3. Out of curiosity, how do you have your RAM set up? I also have the RIVE and the same memory kit, but I get about 4,900 out of Dimmdrive. As superfluous as it is at these speeds, I want more transfer when I know I should be getting it!
  4. My USB 3.0 stick is treated as a hard drive by Windows so I can't use this feature, but as I understand it, all the turbo mode does is load all of the files to the flash drive and then copy them into RAM on boot on the premise that this will be faster than loading it from your hard disk. So basically pretending that you have a solid state so you can load into Dimmdrive faster. You'd need the same amount of space as the things you're putting into Dimmdrive, just like you would on a hard drive.
  5. Saints Row IV, Mass Effect, and Bit Trip Runner 2(oddly enough) have shown pretty dramatic increases for me.
  6. I've seen improvement over my SSD(s) with Dimmdrive. I actually have two in RAID 0 for games, and even with my (apparently) relatively slow RAM I test at about 10x the IO speed of those. That's a wider margin than they have over my platter drives. The loading difference is really only noticeable in certain games, though. Honestly the saddest fact is that I pick to install to my SSD array just so they'll load into Dimmdrive faster.
  7. Well, it's only "faulty" detection insofar as Microsoft making the regulation for them to identified as "Fixed Disks" is moronic. Oh well. I guess there's nothing for it. It isn't worth buying a non-Windows 8-compliant stick. I'll just continue waiting a minute or two to load into the drive and put my money into more RAM for activities!
  8. It's not going to break it for me, but I don't suppose you've had any success contemplating this? I got a Sandisk Extreme in a few days before I discovered Dimmdrive, and it would be nice to be able to use the feature without having to buy a different stick. I'm in the 450+ Steam game camp, so I'm not sure how often I'll leave the same games in the drive boot-to-boot, anyway, but this option would be nice to have.