If you don't have a very special need for a ram-disk, then stay away from it. Current harddisk are quite fast, and SSD's are even faster. You shouldn't need it.
I mostly agree - although it's nice having a ramdisk for %TEMP% - less strain on the flash memory if you've got an SSD, and generally faster. With 16 gigabytes of RAM, it's not a bad idea dedicating one gig to %TEMP%
By the way. There is a soft for calculating and logs the boot time of a program ?
Probably not, and it wouldn't be reliable anyway - there's no foolproof way to determine when a program is "booted" or "fully ready".
My only problem is with Autocad 2012 , 64 bits. First boot take 27 seconds with 16 GB ram and last generation pc (i7, DDR3, etc.) .
Does a second startup (after fully loading once, then closing the program fully) load noticeably faster? Disk access is a very small part of what happens during program/game load, and if it's taking 27 seconds... then you either have an insanely fragmented harddrive, or the program is not spending most of it's time reading from the HDD (a normal HDD these days can easily do 100MB/s linearly, so with an unfragmented disk, 27 seconds of mostly I/O would be 2.7 gigs loaded from disk... which I kinda doubt
Some years back, I did a test with Far Cry 2 - putting the game entirely on a ramdisk didn't really have any noticable effect on load speed. Hard to tell without benchmarking, though, so... go benchmark! (You'll want a persistent ramdisk if you're going to install software to it - SoftPerfect
might be worth checking out).
There's also another RAMdisk thread here, a bit more recent than the one Curt mentioned: http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=32319.0