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Question from Ethan: I was reading an article last night that discussed using part of a computer’s unused RAM as a RAM Disk, and it got me to thinking.
I have a pretty old desktop computer that’s running Windows 7. It has 2GB of RAM and a 200GB hard drive.
This machine runs really slow, coming almost to a crawl at times. After doing some research I’ve determined that it’s likely sluggish because it’s doing a ton of swapping back and forth with the page file.
Do you think moving the Windows Page File to a RAM Disk would help speed it up? [Read more…]