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What to do with a ton of extra memory?

What to do with a ton of extra memory?

I have 8gigs of RAM in this machine. I never really use more than say 4gigs (includes my virtual machines I use for dev testing).

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Guest [Entry]

"Let Windows manage the memory. It does a much better job than you can, even if you understand how it works, which you probably don't.
A RAMDISK is almost always a poor use of memory.
Disabling the pagefile will more often than not impair performance."
Guest [Entry]

Try putting portable Firefox on a ramdisk and enjoy a dramatic speed increase. Dataram is free and saves its contents to hard disk when you shut down the computer (and optionally at regular intervals).
Guest [Entry]

"These days the ""slowness"" of a PC are most likely caused by your harddisk. You should try to use your ram to tackle this weakness.

Create a big ram disk partition (~3GB), set your frequently used programs to use that partition as temporary drive. You'll be amazed by how fast your programs will become."
Guest [Entry]

"Open all your favorite application on window startup. then you can reach them from taskbar.
Play many games at cone. Never close them. Just use ALT+TAB when you get bored.

Don't disable windows page file because when you are saving from disk, you are adding more traffic to the ram bandwidth. That would create a bottleneck on the bandwidth when you are using the programs which matter more."