HOW TO: OPTIMIZE for smooth graphics and loading times (even if you got an SSD!)

This has not been a good solution for my computer. I'm now experiencing short 'hangs' or stuttering when watching regular videos. Never mind in the game. I have deleted the .img file and have stopped ramdisk. How do I go about to my old configuration?
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Tgump wrote:
If I have multiple drives, is it fine to optimize them all using the same R drive? I have a 500GB HDD and 250GB SSD, I run PoE out of the SSD but some games/programs out of the HDD and would like to improve them also.


If you're running PoE off an SSD you're barely, if at all, going to see any improvement.
How can i check if the programs are actually doing anything?

If i check the Ramdisk in the Resource Monitor there is no activity on it at all...
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BDA wrote:
This has not been a good solution for my computer. I have deleted the .img file and have stopped ramdisk. How do I go about to my old configuration?


Just uninstall FancyCache and Dataram Ramdisk.
To do that browse the "uninstall <program>" shortcut in your startmenu.
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Redpoint wrote:
How can i check if the programs are actually doing anything?

If i check the Ramdisk in the Resource Monitor there is no activity on it at all...


Please understand that the Ramdisk serves only one purpose: being a fast drive to serve as L2 cache for another application; namely FancyCache.

So, if you like to check something, I recommend the FancyCache built-in Performance Monitor:

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There you can look at bunch-a-statistics.
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Sarkoth wrote:
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Redpoint wrote:
How can i check if the programs are actually doing anything?

If i check the Ramdisk in the Resource Monitor there is no activity on it at all...


Please understand that the Ramdisk serves only one purpose: being a fast drive to serve as L2 cache for another application; namely FancyCache.

So, if you like to check something, I recommend the FancyCache built-in Performance Monitor:

cf63enhs0hfdpbxuq


There you can look at bunch-a-statistics.



Thanks. I noticed that already. Compared to your Screen my line is always near zero.
So my Pc doesn't have the need to use the L2 Chache?
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Redpoint wrote:
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Sarkoth wrote:
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Redpoint wrote:
How can i check if the programs are actually doing anything?

If i check the Ramdisk in the Resource Monitor there is no activity on it at all...


Please understand that the Ramdisk serves only one purpose: being a fast drive to serve as L2 cache for another application; namely FancyCache.

So, if you like to check something, I recommend the FancyCache built-in Performance Monitor:

cf63enhs0hfdpbxuq


There you can look at bunch-a-statistics.



Thanks. I noticed that already. Compared to your Screen my line is always near zero.
So my Pc doesn't have the need to use the L2 Chache?


You may just need to use it a bit longer. The way caches work is that they try to determine the files you use most often and keep those. The "Hit Rate" you see means it was able to successfully find the data it needed in the cache.

You have to have it running for a while so that it can determine which files are needed most often. Overtime I'd imagine the hit rate will rise.
I have completed all the steps necessary and now I'm wondering if I have to move my path of exile onto the disk drive R: or will it just run with improved performance now that the folder is created?
If you did it correctly the R:/ partition will only be 128MB, far too small for any modern game. This space is used for caching (RAM) not for actual data storage.


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Oh, and another question, Sarkoth...if I have 8GB of RAM, what settings would you recommend for a single drive? How about two drives? I'm usually hogging about 4GB between programs and games. The rest is mostly free to be cached.
Last edited by Tgump on June 23, 2013 11:25 AM
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Tgump wrote:
if I have 8GB of RAM, what settings would you recommend for a single drive? How about two drives? I'm usually hogging about 4GB between programs and games. The rest is mostly free to be cached.


I got 8 Gigs too. I think 2048MB of Cache + 128MB L2 Cache enabled in FancyCache will do good for multiple drives too. You could enlarge Cache to 3072 or more of course. Just try it out and observe if you notice any difference in overall speed.

My setup for 8 Gigs is this:

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