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Trekky0623

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#1 13 years ago

Hi all i heard someone say that if you have enough [color=red]ram [/color][color=black]that you can run a pc game directly from the [color=red]ram[/color] without using the harddrive[/color]

the person i heard this from was kinda sketchy with details

if its possible how do you do it

i know that more [color=red]ram [/color]= quicker loading and stuff like that, but to actully run a game purely off the [color=red]ram[/color] is that possible?

thanks in adavance pwned.gif




Mihail VIP Member

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#2 13 years ago

No you can't.




Trekky0623

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#3 13 years ago

thanks, lol it did sound kinda imposible, now i can pass the info onto the n00b :P :0wned:




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#4 13 years ago

you can run games from usb pen drives though, so ive heard, and it is meant to be faster... somehow




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#5 13 years ago

I've run a really cheap game (called pocket tanks... its about 15 megs) from a USB drive before. I wanted to play it in school without the IT department finding it and deleting it from my account. Anyways... most USB drives have a max read/write rate of about 15MB/s, while a good hard drive can be in the relm of 160MB/s. Untill they start coming out with solid state non volatile disk drives, just play off your hard drive. If your that worried about game performance, get a 10K rpm hard drive like Western Digital's Raptor drives. They work very nicely.




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#6 13 years ago

What about those RAMdisks? The card you can fit into a pci slot and is constantly powered by a battery when not in use?




y2j826

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#7 13 years ago

What a stupid question to play games only with RAM games r of more then GB's these days and it cant run only with ram u need hard drive to install and run the game rest of the work will do RAM.




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#8 13 years ago

NevaehHi all i heard someone say that if you have enough [color=red]ram [/color][color=black]that you can run a pc game directly from the [color=red]ram[/color] without using the harddrive[/color]

the person i heard this from was kinda sketchy with details

if its possible how do you do it

i know that more [color=red]ram [/color]= quicker loading and stuff like that, but to actully run a game purely off the [color=red]ram[/color] is that possible?

thanks in adavance pwned.gif

It is possible, but it is not probable. Unless someone's programmed it when they were creating the game to make sure that you could play it entirely from Ram then the answer is pretty much always no.




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#9 13 years ago

With most operating systems, you can create a "RAM disk". Which uses part of the RAM, for the hard drive. I have not seen any tutorials for creating one, in Windows XP. I don't even think it is possible anymore.

You could then install the game to the "RAM Disk", and play it from memory. You would need a Gig of RAM, for a 600mb game (Jedi Outcast). For newer games, you would need atleast three gigs of RAM.

That is assuming that you have a real good video card. Then you just disable the Swap file, and the game should perform faster.




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#10 13 years ago

By method of design, all programs are loaded into system RAM when opened. The primary exectable will stay resident in memory until the program closes. Where the performance hit occurs is in the loading of miscellaneous stuff that the program needs to operate. This is best seen with games in the time it takes to load a level. That pause is the game itself loading the next level from a fixed disk into memory most of the time. So in that sense, programs do run from memory (unless you're out), but only partially so since they still need to be loaded from a fixed disk. With regard to something like Gigabyte's iRAM, yes you can install a game onto that. It acts just like a SATA hard drive.




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