convert usb to ram

May 21, 2009 at 08:27:55
Specs: Windows XP, 2048 mb
i converted usb to ram and now i`d like to ask should i see increased ram in task manager(tab performance)?
because i don`t
glad if i receive an answer

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#1
May 21, 2009 at 09:21:37
I have no idea what you are thinking of but you cannot convert USB to RAM. RAM is RAM. USB is USB. They are two completely different things.

Can you be more explicit on what you actually did.

Stuart


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#2
May 21, 2009 at 09:25:15
well...
i watched a video on youtube
use usb as ram
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjFt...
here is a link


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#3
May 21, 2009 at 09:55:02
Vista supports a feature called "ReadyBoost" but the USB memory stick isn't actually used as system memory, it's used as cache memory. I don't know how it's supposed to work in XP, but with Vista, the USB stick & motherboard must both support USB 2.0 & M$ recommends a 1:1 ratio for optimal performance. In other words, if you have 1GB of system memory, the USB stick should be 1GB. There are other specs the USB stick must meet in order for ReadyBoost to work too. Even so, testing has shown that the performance increase in minimal....the biggest impact is on the amount of time it takes to load a program, not on the performance of the program itself.

If you want better performance, add more RAM.

http://www.anandtech.com/systems/sh...


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#4
May 21, 2009 at 09:56:20
It is not using the flash drive as RAM, it is making virtual memory using the USB memory. That why it doesn't show up in Task manager.

For all the difference it makes you might just as well use you hard disk for virtual memory in fact you should be using your hard disk for virtual memory, it a lot faster than a flash drive.

The only time this might be advantageous is if your hard disk was so full there was no room for virtual memory. In that case you would have other problems that virtual memory wont solve.

In short, its a load of bollocks. Somebody that doesn't understand the difference between real memory and virtual memory.

Stuart


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#5
May 21, 2009 at 12:20:47
yep
that is virtual memory
sorry if i didn`t explain it fine
thank`s
have a nice day

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#6
May 21, 2009 at 15:59:26
For those not knowing the difference as explained by jam & StuartS above, there is actually one ReadyBoost for Windows XP found HERE. Read the description, and if you trust the Russians, feel free to ignore what we told you and try it.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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