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Using mini sd card as virtual RAM

November 12, 2011 at 04:30:06
Specs: Windows XP, RAM

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#1
November 12, 2011 at 05:15:57

Pointless exercise. Windows has a perfectly good virtual memory system built in that uses the hard disk which far faster then any SD Memory card.

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#2
November 12, 2011 at 08:00:41

The new vista and windows 7 allow you to do that as a performance booster.

Depends on what you mean. To add it as extra ram like swap file or virtual memory then it is possible. Some apps do better if you have swap area on different than work disks. Photoshop can use it but windows also could be made to use it. Windows won't allow it on a removable device but you can change how that sd card is seen by some tricks. Like I said, some programs have their own settings for work disk and such.

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#3
November 12, 2011 at 09:03:39

Placing the pagefile on a separate drive may be beneficial if pagefile access is a performance bottleneck, which it isn't. It is unlikely to be unless you are seriously short on RAM. In that case adding more RAM will do far more good than anything you could possibly do with the pagefile.

One serious issue with placing the pagefile on a removable device is that it cannot be removed while Windows is running. Doing so will almost certainly result in a system crash.

Unless you have a specific need just let Windows manage the pagefile. Most attempts to optimize the pagefile are wasted effort.


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