How To Use The Flash Drives As RAM In Windows?

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Exasperate! Yes, this is the exact feeling one gets when the computers/laptop slows down to the speed of a turtle. If you have a system without ample amount of RAM you surely are one of those who feel antagonized when the tasks and activities in operation turn sluggish and sedate. You can then just wait for the system to pick the pace again or you can shut down the running tasks and start again.

However, there is a better option to it which will definitely save your time and you can work with absolute ease and without any intercession. You can use your flash drives to add to the amount of RAM in your system.

RAM is the short term memory of any computer and its sufficiency is indispensable when it comes to proper functioning and speed of your system. Now you might have got the question popped in your mind-“how to get this trick done?” Well, below are few strides which you will be required to follow, if you want to make your flash drive to put in use for the purpose of sharing its space in addition to the installed RAM.


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Step: 1

To begin, all you need to do is insert the pendrive in the USB slot and let your system read it. Clear the space by deleting everything that is stored in it.

Step: 2

Right click on the drive showing pendrive and then click on properties. Follow the link for a step by step guide for the procedure in earlier versions of Windows.

Step: 3

Click on the tab “ready boost”. Under the same head choose the option “use this device”.

Step: 4

Decide the amount of flash memory you want to allocate to the original RAM and select the size of flash memory in the same head. Click on OK button.

Once you are done with these steps your system will start using the memory of your pendrive and the speed of your computer will boost at once.

There are few things that are to be kept in mind before going for this procedure. Firstly, it is not advisable to use a flash drive of more than 4 GB. Secondly, if you have windows XP or any prior version than this, you will not have access to this function as older version lacks this concept. Lastly, your system should at least have 512 MB of RAM.

Just follow the steps and get started! For a video tutorial visit this website.


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