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Is a RAM Drive Useful?

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I'm running Windows XP and ArchiCAD 12. After every auto-save my hard drive goes nuts for about 10 seconds on its own. I'm guessing that it is writing temp files. I have heard that a program can only address 2GB of RAM. Assuming all this is true, since I have 3.5GB of RAM, would it be any advantage to me to set up a RAM Drive and point my temporary file paths there?
Karl Ottenstein
Hi Jay,

Actually, there is a /3GB switch you can use with XP's boot.ini file to address more memory. And, it is more likely that you will run out of temp space by allocating a RAM drive, I think, and then get yet another problem.

The 'rats in the attic' after an autosave isn't normal. I'm wondering if your disk partitions are heavily fragmented? Do you defrag regularly?

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