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shard92

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I know that 32 bit windows can only address a little over 3 gb of ram ( from my understanding it's dependent on all other components in system ) but if you had 4 gb of physical memory and used 1gb for a ram drive would that leave 3gb for windows or only 2+gb? just a different approach to using all 4gb in a 32 bit machine.... Some one I know thought of this and I just don't know if that would work or not....

Oh and would it matter if the processor is 32 or 64 bit CPU.....
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I read somewhere that 32 bit Windows Vista will support up to 4 GB. At the same time, some of that is allocated to other parts of your hardware that require RAM. Therefore, it won't show that you have 4 GB, but it's just because some of that it being used. So, just like if you had 3 GB, the same thing would occur & it wouldn't show that you had 3.
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But it's a windows thing that can't access the memory... if the ram drive loads before the operating system wouldn't the 1 gb come off the 4 and still leave the 3gb to be detected and used by windows?
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How are you going to create a RAM drive that will load before Windows does? Do you know of some software that will allow you to do that?
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that's what I'm trying to find!!!

here is some possibilities I've found so far but I want to know more about this...

http://members.fortu...ramdiskfree.htm
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