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Use USB Flash Drive As Ram In Windows 8, 7 And XP (PenDrive)

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Many of the programs in the system uses lots of memory during operations. The processing speed of a system depends on RAM. For those systems which has low RAM this will be a nightmare. 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.

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  • 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’.

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

  • Select ‘Ready boost’.

  • Click “use this device”.

  • Now select the maximum space that  RAM can give to the computer.

  • Click ‘ok’ and ‘apply’.

This is how you can use your USB as RAM. This results in the improvement in performance of your PC.

Also Read : Convert USB Flash Drive From FAT32 To NTFS

Extra Tip:

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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.

If you know any other software or any other method to use pendrive as a ram let us know through comments

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  1. Thanks for the instructions.

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