Today, I want to share an amazing trick to boost your computer’s performance. Because yes, as you know, you can use your PC’s RAM as storage space (RAMdisk). However, we can take it even further by utilizing the memory of our graphics card. This is where GpuRamDrive comes in!
GpuRamDrive is open-source software that enables us to use the free memory of our graphics card as an extension of our computer’s RAM, effectively creating a virtual storage disk. In terms of performance, it’s like upgrading from a bicycle to a motorcycle. I felt compelled to share this discovery with you.
But before we delve deeper, let me provide some background on this technology. Are you familiar with the term GPU? It stands for Graphics Processing Unit. GPUs are powerful processors specifically designed to accelerate graphics and complex calculations. They are generally faster than traditional processors and have their memory, known as video memory (VRAM).
Hence, the idea behind GpuRamDrive is simple: harness this power by allocating a portion of the video memory to create storage space.
So, how do we achieve this?
To begin, I recommend checking how much VRAM your graphics card has. You can do this by opening the Task Manager in Windows (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), then clicking on the “Performance” tab and selecting “GPU”. Note your “Dedicated Memory” value – this represents the available VRAM.
Now that we know the available memory, it’s time to install GpuRamDrive.
Download the GpuRamDrive zip file from GitHub, then create and format a RAM disk, specifying the amount of memory to allocate, along with the file system and volume label.
You now have a RAM disk utilizing your GPU memory. You can use it like any other disk. Move frequently used files and applications to the RAM disk to enjoy improved read and write speeds, significantly boosting your machine.
However, it’s important to note that RAM is volatile, meaning data will be lost in case of power failure or computer restart. Therefore, make sure to regularly back up your important data to another drive.
In conclusion, GpuRamDrive is an excellent way to tap into the available video memory of your graphics card, enhancing your computer’s performance. It’s a powerful tool that can help you maximize your hardware’s potential. To learn more, you can find additional information by clicking here!