Ivan

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  1. If the game uses lots of RAM and you limited it's RAM use by creating a big DD, that'd explain how your load time increase (one case where "faster is better" doesn't apply as it actually hurt your load times).
  2. My 13,3" laptop has that resolution and 12 GB RAM (though I use it for work and haven't even installed Steam on it).
  3. Don't go overboard making it too small. http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/ 32,51% have 1920x1080 22,63% have 1355x768 7,24% have 1680x1050 7,59% have 1600x900 7,64% have 1280x1024
  4. I have yet to find a game that loads faster from DD than from SSD on my computer.
  5. DD + more RAM is a solid option instead of an SSD, but many people already have gotten an SSD because they haven't even heard about ramdisks.
  6. In what way should they benefit? I have a 760 GT and am running everything on 1080p and the highest settings.
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  8. We need more of these. I think people will be more inclined to buy when it's clear in which situations there's a clear advantage to using DD. Btw the multiboxing setup is perfect for comparisons. The advantage is clear for people who don't have SSDs but not so clear if they do.
  9. CPU: i5-2500K GPU: Gigabyte GT 760 4GB Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro SSDs: OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB for the OS+Programs and Samsung 840 120 GB for the games RAM: TeamGroup Elite 2x4GB and Corsair XMS3 2x4GB both DDR3-1333
  10. Sure, no problem So I installed DD, then I rebooted, then I started it, I've set the size to 7. Then I activate the little colored button on the game, so it says "ON", then I activate DD with the big button, wait for the game to be copied onto the RAMDisk, then I start the game. I've tried starting the game either by clicking it in DD or by clicking the "Open Drive" button and starting the executable myself. I've tried just clicking the on button on a steam game (Tower Wars), or just some texture files (with Batman Arkham City) via the wrench Icon and then using the "Less Ram?" feature to select the texture files which were often used (someone posted a screenshot of his Processmonitor after playing Batman Arkham City for a while). I've also tried putting the whole game folder on the DD (with Torchlight 2, which doesn't appear in my "Steam Games" window for some reason and I've tried selecting just the exe in "Other Programs". I've always paid attention to activating the game in DD before activating DD itself (i.e. at least 2 green "ON" buttons).
  11. You have DDR3-1333, not DDR3-10600. There is no such thing as DDR3-10600; there is PC3-10600 which is DDR3-1333. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR3_SDRAM#JEDEC_standard_modules
  12. So I've tried loading levels in games and compared the loading times between my SSD and Dimmdrive and there was no difference, whatsoever. I've tried with Batman Arkham City, Unreal Tournament 3, Tower Wars and Torchlight 2. It doesn't matter whether the load time is 3 or 30 seconds, they are identical between running from SSD and from Dimmdrive. I don't understand how there's no difference at all.
  13. I've compared loadtimes between Batman Arkham City from an SSD and from the ramdrive and there is no difference at all. I've put Normals.tfc, Textures.tfc, CharTextures.tfc, Lighting.tfc and the whole English(US) folder on the ramdrive. That's 5,2 GB total. I've used a stopwatch on my phone and loaded up a challenge map and the time between me pressing the button and the loadingscreen disappearing was 4,5 seconds, both with SSD and Dimmdrive. I did the same with loading my current position in the storymode and it was 5,9 seconds both times. I've repeated the measurements 3 times each.
  14. Thanks, the load times felt a lot shorter.