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    Installing Civ V On A RAMDrive And Other Uses

    What is a RAMDrive? Before I dig into moving files to and from RAMDrives, let me tell you a little about what a RAMDrive is. Its name perfectly describes what it is. It is a Drive that resides in RAM. In other words, with a bit of software magic, you fool Windows into believing that […]

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    RAMDrive: Increase Computer Speed by up to 50%

    Should You install a RAMDrive? RAMDrives (also called RAMDisks) use, uh… RAM (Random Access Memory). That means that if you don’t have enough to begin with then a RAMDrive is not for you. What is enough? If you’re running Windows 7 (64-bit) then the sweet spot according to all the benchmark articles I have read is […]

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    AMD Ryzen 2600X – An Essential Gaming Upgrade 2

    That upgrade itch never really goes away, no matter how many times I tell myself, that’s it for now. In another trip to the UK this March (the second in twelve months!) I’d decided that my five-year-old Corsair H100i All-In-One (AIO) water cooling system needed replacing and whilst I was at it, why not throw in […]

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    Windows 10 Quick Tips – Environment Variables

    Environment Variables have been around since the DOS days. These variables are used by Windows, Apps, and various other programs to know where things are on your system. For example, it would be difficult for a file manager to know where the AppData folder is without a variable pointing to it. How would Windows and […]

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    ASCOMP Synchredible Giveaway Contest

    Winners Announced! ASCOMP Synchredible ASCOMP has graciously offered five (5) licenses for Synchredible to our DCT readers. Synchredible can be downloaded as a free program for personal use. These licenses allow you to use the program commercially and will gain you technical support, too. Each license is currently valued at $25 (USD). “Synchronize Your Folders […]

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    Windows 10 Quick Tips – More Free Drive Space

    How To Free Up Drive Space If you are lucky enough to own a Solid State Drive (SSD), then you know that drive space can sometimes be at a premium. Windows uses your drive to hold a lot of things other than the operating system. There are temporary files that can accumulate over time; previous […]

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    What Are Environment Variables

    Environment Variables Since its inception Windows has used environment variables. In fact, all modern operating systems use environment variables in one way or another. These variables are used by Windows and programs you have installed to basically know where everything is, and where to put processed data. In this article, we will be talking about […]

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    Windows 10 Quick Tips – Moving Browser Caches

    Browser Caches By default, all major browsers place their Cache Folders on you system drive (C, in most cases). This may not be what you want and there is a way to move them to a better location. If you use a Solid State Drive (SSD), then having your browser constantly writing to that drive, […]

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    How to Determine GPU vs CPU Bottlenecks and Possible Solutions

    What is a Bottleneck? A bottleneck, when talking about computer hardware, and not your favorite rustic libation, refers to the slowest device in the system. That one piece of hardware that is bogging down everything else. Your hard drive is a typical example. It is almost always the slowest turtle in the race. In fact, […]

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    How to setup and use a RAM drive – Part 2

    DrDataRAM – Using a RAM disk to speed up your PC – Part 2 This is part 2 of a two part article. I would highly recommend you read How to setup and use a RAM drive – Part 1 before proceeding. In this segment I’d like to show you how to implement some of […]

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    How to setup and use a RAM drive – Part 1

    A week ago I wrote an article about RAMDrives and my thoughts about them; I wrote about how I thought they should and should not be used. You can read all my rants and raves in the original RAM disk article. In any case, today I would like to talk about the RAM disk software […]