The three most important factors in computer performance are as follows: Processor Speed, Hard Drive capacity, and RAM (Random access memory). Processor speed is how fast your computer can perform tasks, usually measured in Gigahertz. Hard Drive capacity is how much long-term memory your computer can store, such as pictures, videos, and documents. And finally, RAM is how much memory your computer can store in short-term, to read and write from quite quickly. Maybe if you are an avid gamer, GPU’s matter to you, but that’s not the point of this article.
In this How-To tutorial, I’ll teach you how to turn extra flash drives into RAM, therefore increasing your system’s performance. This is possible because flash drives are not like hard drives, which physically write the information on magnetic disks. This method is too slow to use for RAM. Instead, flash drives store their information in flash memory, which can be accessed and modified quickly.
Use a spare flash drive as Random Access Memory
PC which is in desperate need of RAM
- Modify flash drive so it can be used as RAM
- Turn flash drive into RAM
- Restart Computer
Open My Computer
Right-click on your flash drive
Type in an appropriate name, such as SYSTEM RAM
Now, delete all of the files on the drive. I’m pretty sure all of you know how to do that.
Now we actually need to connect the flash drive as system memory. To do this,
Right click on my computer and select properties.
Click on the Advanced tab
From there, click on performance, settings.
Then click on the advanced tab from there
Under Virtual Memory, click change.
Select your USB drive from the list of drives.
Select system managed size.
Click set, then click OK.
Now restart your computer and see the changes take effect.
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