Can i use a usb flash drive as RAM with windows XP????

I know this is possible with windows vista. But is there any software that can facilitate doing this with XP?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No

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  • 1 decade ago

    Basically RAM works a different way compared to STORAGE devices, RAM is hence categorised as memory and u can information from RAM randomly and its fast but on a hard drive its much slower due to the seek time(the amt of time it takes to read data from hard drive). Flash drive cannot be considered a ram by the system though u can ask the system to PRETEND some portion of ur hard disk is a RAM... its called VIRTUAL MEMORY... Now, its gonna work just like a RAM, but not as fast as a RAM.... So if u badly need more RAM, consider upgrading or u can also increase the Virutal memory to RUN more programs efficiently... To do this,, right click on my computer icon on desktop or in start menu and click properties, go to Advanced and then click settings under performance and there u have the option to increase, decrease or disable virtual memory... u can either set a customer memory size( from hard disk) or let the system manage it automatically when required... Hope this is helpfull.... U can buy memory sticks in different forms, I know abt memory sticks in the form of SD cards, etc...

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  • 3 years ago

    you are able to no longer. i think of you have become puzzled with the homestead windows Vista's characteristic waiting improve. In desktops utilising waiting improve, clientele could desire to plug in flash drives and use the flashcontinual memory like RAM. besides the undeniable fact that, waiting improve is provided in homestead windows Vista no longer homestead windows XP, which you utilize. with a view to characteristic RAM on your present pc, you will could desire to purchase and set up greater RAM modules - if there is further slots accessible on your pc.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes you can use as RAM. But it depend on how important the files are. If the files are major files such as Microsoft office than it is better to use the internal RAM. For games it is better to use usb flash RAM this is because games can slow down the speed of internal RAM and this can help to maintain the internal RAM health. It is better to use 1G.B of usb flash drive as RAM.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No.

    RAM pathways are hardwired to the processor chips for routing command signals. The chips inside the RAM sticks are designed with the correct number of bits (and correct gate circuits inside) for routing the commands with predetermined "word" sizes.

    Storage memory is usually nothing more than a holding cell for data and can't really "process" anything.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No! I dont know where you got the idea that you could use it that way on Vista either! You are talkin 2 entirely different buses!

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  • 1 decade ago

    i guess the patch has not been done for doin this for xp..

    let wait and see

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not possible ...

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