Retired US Coast Guard Chief Electronic Tech (21+ Years). Cryorig A80 Water Cooled i9-9900K @5.2Ghz (52 X 100 @ 1.268V) 45C Gaming, 32GB XMP 3200 DDR4, ZOTAC RTX 2080 Ti Amp Extreme 11GB GPU, Corsair 760T case, Blu-Ray, Primary SSD 512GB Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe, 1TB Samsung 960 PRO NVMe secondary, ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero MB. Windows 10 Pro X64, Hisense 43" monitor at 3840 X 2160P 60 FPS, EVGA 850W G3 PSU. COP Benchmark 65 FPS Min 250 FPS Avg at 2160P. I’ve repaired & built computers since the earliest 8 and 12 bit PDP-8's (Think your first computer was a dog? Google the PDP-8) I’m familiar with every operating system since MSDOS 5.0 and Windows 3.1 on the Microsoft side except Millenium, Vista, and 8 which I happily avoided. I never got the hang of Linux, but have years of experience with BTOS & CTOS operating systems. 6601 hours of CoP Steam play as of 9/4/18
You built yourself a better rig and sprung for 16 or 32GB of fast DDR4 to "future proof" a bit or just because you could :D Even if you moved up to an SSD large enough to house all your OS and program files you can achieve performance in excess of double the speed you get on SSD's by utilizing all that excess DDR4 to it's fullest. Detailed instructional videos on setting up a RamDrive can be viewed here: Radeonmemory.com . I don't specifically endorse AMD's ram drive, I simply noticed ads for it when installing a new GPU several generations of white box builds ago and was intrigued. I found theirs to be very easy to set up and use. I keep all Steam files and COP + Mod + Save game files on my Ram Drive image. With maxed out settings my initial load time is about 55 seconds and reloads about 5-6 seconds. Total Ram drive size required is just under 11GB, so if you have 16GB of DDR3 you can easily get away with a 12GB or 12288MB drive. The videos explain in detail, but for simplicities sake I will summarize: You create a ram drive of 12288MB or larger, use windows disk management to view your new partition and format it; NTFS is fine. Now you can access it to install games files etc. via windows explorer. You save the disc image onto either your SSD or traditional hard drive. This takes a couple minutes. I check off the box to load my image when windows loads. You can now install whatever you want on your ram drive. Prepare to be stunned at how fast things run and load. I save my image whenever I will be away from my computer for a couple minutes. I back the image up regularly just like any other files I value. I do not have the image save automatically when windows closes because it takes longer to shut down. If you do not have an adequate UPS to keep your system either up fully long enough to save your ram disk or in suspend long enough to outlast any power outage do not use a ram drive. Besides the blazing speed in games, using ram reduces wear/leveling loads on your expensive SSD and will keep it running at peak performance longer.
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