I was talking to a friend a while ago and he mentioned how some people, with spare ram, running win98, create a ram drive and install a cutdown version of half-life to it.
I am currently using win2k, but compatibility problems with current software/hardware ie i liked the old scanner software I could use. I don't really see much improvement with 2k, so I'm thinking of down-grading to win98se. A factor pushing me, is also the ram-drive idea. I'd like to play some games really fast and cut down load times and be the envy of my freinds when we play on LANs and I'm there before they are. I am told, however, that ramdrives of the size I want, aren't possible with win2k (please tell me if it is possible, as I'll be very happy).
I have 640mb of ram, firstly, will win98 be able to use all of it as standard ram, or is their a limit to what it can use? If so, will I be able to use what it can't use as ram, as a ramdrive?
Secondly, how do you make this ram act as a ramdrive? I think I'll need about 300mb-340mb to install hl to, after removing unecessary files, is it possible to have this much space?
I'd like the ability to be able to turn the ramdrive off, so I can use all the ram for programs, should I want to.
Are there any negative effect's of using a ramdrive like this?