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Is it bad to dedicate a HDD to virtual memory?

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July 9, 2014 7:58:42 PM

I have an old machine, and the motherboard only supports 2GB of RAM.
I have a bunch of hard drives I never use, so could I stick one of them in the machine and use it solely as virtual memory to compensate for this lack of RAM?
I'd have Windows 8 on one hdd and then a 30GB HDD for virtual memory.

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July 9, 2014 8:04:23 PM

You are probably already doing that. When the RAM is used up/full the HDD is used for the memory and it is probably really slow for you.
August 24, 2014 1:47:26 AM

try using solid state drive to speed it up . I think it is a lost cause.

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August 24, 2014 2:42:44 PM

Even a SSD isn't really going to help, for Win8 (64bit) they say 2 GB is the minimum to use, but about all it will do is open and run the system - very slowly