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Can I add RAM and Video Card memory using a USB drive?


Hi,

Well, StarCraft 2 came out, and my old-as-your-grandma's-grandma computer can't run it according to specs. Could I use a USB Drive for VidCard and RAM memory? Also, I'd like to know how, ifyou could tell me, and how difficult. I can't take it apart, to clarify. Also, would you happen to know if there was a chance SC2 would run on a-
64MB NVidea series 4
256MB RAM

Your help would be greatly, greatly appreciated

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lemonie3 years ago

No.
It don't work like that. The CPU / GPU wants some dedicated & fast-wired RAM, it does not benefit from a USB storage device.

W/ref the SC2 running on that, check the box / manual.

L
builder968 (author)  lemonie3 years ago
I'm pretty sure it won't run. Also, I just looked, and it actually has 512MB of RAM, and my dad says we might upgrade it to above specs for the game. Thanks for your answer, though.
These graphics-intensive games really need a good GPU, upgrading that is probably your best bet. (and you wouldn't have to spend much to better what you've got)

L

builder968 (author)  lemonie3 years ago
Congratulations! You were my 1000th commenter! You get a COOKIE! YAY! Oh, and good answer. Also, I just checked, and my computer doesn't have enough DIM slots for anything more than a gig, so, it looks like I gotta wait for my dad to buy a new one.
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Thanks for that then.

L
As L says, you need BANDWIDTH, to transmit data at very high speeds between the memory and the processors, and USB doesn't provide anything like enough.
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