Are you searching for a way to increase the RAM memory of your computer? Well, if your computer has extra RAM slots, you can easily increase the RAM memory by purchasing and adding them to your computer. If not, this article will help you. Here I have explained an easy way to convert a USB flash drive to RAM.
Yes, you can actually boost the performance of your Windows computer by connecting a USB drive and converting it as a virtual RAM. Sounds interesting right? Well then check out the tutorial given below.
There are two methods to use a pen drive as RAM:
- Method 1: By utilizing the system properties and changing the virtual memory in the system properties dialog box.
- Method 2: By using ReadyBoost, the default virtual memory feature in windows.
Steps To Convert USB Flash Drive To RAM:
Step 1: To get started, first insert your pen drive and let the windows read the drive.
Step 2: Go to windows and right click on computer and select “properties” from the context menu.
Step 3: In the properties window, select “Advanced system settings” from the left pane.
Step 4: Now this will open up the “System Properties” dialog box as shown below.
Step 5: First navigate to the “Advanced” tab and select “Settings” under performance.
Step 6: This will now open up the “Performance Options” window. Again navigate to “Advanced” tab in this window, and click “Change” under “virtual memory”.
Step 7: In the “Virtual Memory” dialog box, uncheck “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” and select the Drive ( the label which shows the pen drive) from the list.
Step 8: Select “Custom Size” radio button and set the initial size and the maximum size as shown in the below screenshot.
Note: The size depends on the size of the pen drive you connected. But always remember to mention the size 10 MB less than the actual size.
Step 9: Now click “Ok” and restart your computer to make the changes.
Step 1: After inserting your flash drive, open up the windows explorer, and right click on the “Removable Disk” and select “Properties” from the context menu.
Step 2: Now in the properties dialog box, go to “ReadyBoost” tab. Select “Use this device” radio button and set the space to maximum available size.
Step 3: Click “Apply” and click “OK”.
Step 4: Once done, you will be prompted to restart your computer to make the changes. Restart your computer and now you are all set to go.
Note: If you wish to revert the changes then select “Do not use this device” in the properties dialog box.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let us know in the comments section below.