Introduction: Use Your USB Flash Drive As Virtual RAM
Today I´m gonna show you how to use a usb thumb drive as a virtual RAM device for your pc.
The thumb drive I used is a 2 Gb from Kingston. The size should be less than 4 Gb.
When you look at the sreenshots below you have to consider that it is in German.
Rename your thumb drive as "RAM DRIVE", so you can see that it is the one which is used as RAM.
Delete all the stuff one the pen drive. Look also after hidden once.
Step 1: Step 3
Right click on "My Computer" --> Properties
Step 2: Step 4
click on "Advanced" --> system output "Settings"
Step 3: Step 5
click on "Advanced" --> "Edit"
Step 4: Step 6
Click on your thumb drive above --> "user-defined size" -->
you can see the size of your flash drive (in this case 1932 Mb)
calculate: size of flash drive - 5 Mb
in this case: 1932 - 5 = 1927
Now type this number in the first box. In the second box you type in the same number (see picture) -->
click "set" and "OK"
Step 5: Step 7
Click "Apply", click not "Cancel" or "OK".
After you have clicked "Apply", click "OK".
Restart your computer.
Don´t pull out your thumb drive after you made this settings, because it´s used as virtual RAM device. It may crash your computer if you pull out your thumb drive. I´m not responsible for thoose cases.
Step 6: Removing
If your computer didn´t get really faster or you have other reasons to remove the USB thumb drive than take the following steps:
Go to step 6 and choose your USB thumb drive, than click "no swapfile" --> "Set" -->"OK" --> "Apply"
It would be great when you vote for me at the "USB contest".
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