thanks for the response. and as for me, i am still new computers. i want to make my computer fast but i also know that quick fixes for speed can tend to be catastrophic. obviously ram drives are not catastrophic because people use them, but i am still a bit paranoid as to making changes like that without having some opinion or know what it is going to do to my system. i don't have money for repairs if i do something to put too much voltage on something or to take too much power by overclocking or other things like that.