Using pendrive as a RAM in windows

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Hey Everybody, this is one of the best tech shorticle of 3nions. In this we will understand with screenshots that how we can increase our system memory (RAM) using a USB Flashdrive also known as a Pendrive.

How to Use pendrive as RAM ?

No one likes a slow computer as it lags your work in between and then you have to wait until it starts again. This is the major problem of windows PCs. If you’re reading this tutorial then you don’t have to worry about your desktop processing speed. It can just be done using a small pendrive. Yes it is really effective and works as a Jetpack for your computer.

But first we have to undertake some conditions i.e

  • It only works on PC or desktop computers.
  • It will stop working after the removal of Pendrive.
  • This works only for a background processes.

STEP 1

Connect your pendrive to your PC in USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports. You can insert it in any of the ports which is built on to your motherboard. You pendrive should be clean and formatted before applying the changes.

STEP 2

Right click on My Computer and select the properties as shown below.

use pendrive as RAM

use pendrive as RAM

STEP 3

As the properties window opens click on the “Advance system settings” as shown in the image. As it contains all the advanced information about your windows computer.

use pendrive as RAM

use pendrive as RAM

STEP 4.

On clicking the advance system settings it will open new window for it named as system properties. After that you will find Advance tab under that you will find the performance settings as shown in the screenshot.

use pendrive as RAM

use pendrive as RAM

STEP 5

On clicking the settings tab it will open new window for the Performance option. In that you will find the advance tab in which you have to click the change button under the virtual memory menu.

use pendrive as RAM

use pendrive as RAM

STEP 6

After following the above steps you have to deselect the Automatic managing box on the top of the window as shown below.

use pendrive as RAM

use pendrive as RAM

STEP 7

After that click on the bullet for setting custom size. And then you have to find your Drive from the given list and set the paging file of your choice. ( 2048 MB  is recommended for minimum and maximum sizes) . After that you have to click on the SET button for applying all the changes. After saving all the edits it will prompt you to restart your PC for taking effects.

use pendrive as RAM

use pendrive as RAM

STEP 8

Restart your PC using the recommended settings and enjoy the changes. You will come to see that how cool your windows system is running as it was running before.

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use pendrive as RAM

Last updated: April 24, 2016

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Hi ! I'm Prakhar Shrivastav, currently a final year BSc student and a co-founder of 3nions. I love spending quality times on Web development, Graphic designing, and SEO.

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