Lifehacker posted a quick article today about moving your Firefox cache to a ramdisk to speed up your browsing. I read it a few times and then took the plunge.
I’m impressed. I had to download a free RAMdisk program for XP. I chose RAMdisk by DataRam. Setup was easy but my machine locked up right after the install. After a reboot, though, all was well. Once installed, I configured it for a modest 50 megs of space (if you have the ram, you can do more).
Next I had to figure out how to get Firefox to use it. I found this article which covered how to configure Firefox and I was off and running.
Facebook runs a lot faster. I used to use ram disks all the time in the early days of DOS, but I don’t use them all that much anymore. It’s a shame, really, because they really do make a massive improvement in cache type operations.
Try this change out, and I think you’ll be pleased with the results.