Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage. A random-access device allows stored data to be accessed quickly in any random order. Every PC contains RAM to run the process, the speed of the machine is somewhat based on the RAM capacity. Nowadays, many people are using Windows 8 or above version. To run multiple programs smoothly, you need 4GB or above RAM is required.
If your PC is running out of RAM slots and want more RAM to speed up performance, we have one tweak for you. You can use your USB pen drive as a virtual extra RAM to speed up your PC. Using a flash drive as RAM is a quick, easy and cheaper way to increase system memory. Ready Boost is only available in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
How to use Pendrive as an extra virtual RAM
- Insert your pen drive to PC.
- Rename it as RAM DRIVE, to know which one is used as RAM from rest of drives easily.
- Delete all the files in it and check for hidden files.
- Right click on My Computer, and go to Properties. Next, click on Advanced > system output’s Settings.
- Click on Advanced, and then click Edit.
- Click on your pen drive, and select “user-defined size.” Here you can see the size of your flash drive.
- Calculate the size of the flash drive, and subtract 5 Mb.(If the size of your drive is 1998-5=1993 MB)
- Type this number in the first box. In the second box, type in the same number.
- Click Set and confirm all your settings, applying them.
- Restart your computer.
Voila, now you can use your pen drive as an extra RAM. Please note that this method will not work on all pendrive or flash drive models. Also, some old PCs may not support using them as an extra RAM.