Holy Grail of optimising PC performance. Thoughts ?

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  1. Ocky

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    Recommended for Flight Sim. applications. Please share your thoughts :)

    PrimoCache V2.0

     
  2. Nebulus

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    From their description:
    Interesting, but I wouldn't call it "Holly Grail"... After all it's just a cache :)
     
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    Sounds like ReadyBoost..
     
  5. Snoop3

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    no benefits if you already have an SSD?

    i'm wondering whats gonna happen in 5 years or so when even laptops should be able to have 32-64 GB RAM. then 128 and 256 arent too far away either.
     
  6. roger_m

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    @Snoop3 It is deisgned for systems using SSDs.
    http://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/primo-cache/index.html
     
  7. Rolo42

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    Wow what a rip-off.

    - Other than a big fat RAM drive, you're not getting any faster than an SSD
    - Intel RST caching is free and already does what these guys are selling. I use to use it but now I just put Win & system stuff on the SSD and hitch-sensitive games in a 100GB partition at the beginning of my platter drive and keep all platter partitions MyDefrag'd (free) with custom scripting
    - Someone already mentioned ReadyBoost

    Install your sim on your SSD; if you have hitching or other issues, they aren't due to your platter drive.

    For $30 you can about buy a 240GB SSD rather than the 120GB one.
     
  8. Snoop3

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    That seems to be the case.
     
  11. Snoop3

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    seems like the answer is more RAM - its only like $5/GB, maybe they cant fit 32 GB on most laptop though.
    $160 OOP then a RAM drive and maybe you dont even need SSD?
     
  12. Rolo42

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    If your sim isn't running smoothly with an SSD, there's a problem somewhere that needs to be addressed, not "cached".

    I don't even know why caching would help: textures should be loaded in plenty enough time--unless you're flying the Bell X-1 above the streets of Manhattan...? :eek:
     
  13. J_L

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    Never heard of that, thanks!
     
  14. MerleOne

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    Well, nothing better than a field trial. I'd like to test it but I fear it is incompatible with AX64 Time Machine...
     
  15. RJK3

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    Can't really imagine it making a significant difference to how the machine performs, other than making certain benchmarks looks good. As far as I'm concerned, SSDs are the best investment to make for performance.

    I can barely tell a difference between SSDs from older generations compared to now - unless it's something quite old like a Samsung PM800, and even then it's only a slight delay in real world usage.

    Edit: Googling suggests that it needs to be disabled when doing updates or installing software.
     
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  16. Rasheed187

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    LOL, I have to admit I'm quite skeptical of this type of software.
     
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