How to use USB flash drive as ram in windows 8, 7 and XP (pendrive)

Posted by Tushar Bedekar
Many of the programs in the system uses lots of memory during operations. The processing speed of a system depends on RAM.  So to solve this problem use your pendrive or USB as a RAM.
Using pendrive as a RAM increases the system performance. It is not a difficult process you can easily do this with the help of the following simple steps.
First insert your pendrive (minimum 2GB recommended).
Format your pendrive.

Steps for Windows XP
  • Right click on “My Computer” and go to “properties”.
  • Now click on ‘Advance tab’.
  • Click on the ‘settings’ of performance.
  • Now the performance options appear. Go to ‘Advance tab’.
  • Click on ‘change’ option of virtual memory.
  • Select your pen drive.
  • Click on ‘custom size’ which is a radio button. It displays the initial and maximum size of the pen drive.
  • Click on ‘set’ button.
  • Click ‘OK’ to complete the setup. 
Finally you had to restart your PC.
Steps for Windows 8 and 7
  • Plug in your Pen drive.
  • Format it.
  • Right click on the pen drive icon.
  • Select ‘properties’.
    • Select ‘Ready boost’.
    • Click “use this device”.
    • Now select the maximum space that  RAM can give to the computer.
    • Click ‘ok’ and ‘apply’.

      MORE
      There is a software called Eboostr which uses the hidden RAM in your computer. You can configure more than 4 pen drives with this software.

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