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Can you use a memory stick for RAM?

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Last response: in Memory
August 21, 2012 8:32:33 PM


I was searching up RAM and came across a few links saying that you can use a USB Flash Drive for RAM as well as installing ReadyBooster?

is it possible or not to be considered?

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a b } Memory
August 21, 2012 8:36:52 PM

memory are "sticks"

what software?

got links?

edit: you know RAM means random access memory? (sticks)
a c 347 } Memory
August 21, 2012 8:56:26 PM

Okay?! As stated you need to explain in detail your question(s) and specific software.

The term (noun) 'RAM' or memory or RAM Kit or RAM stick (individual 'piece' of RAM) - can all be used in the context of RAM.

There's folks that use USB Flash drives for ReadyBoost for a disk cache if they have <1GB of RAM, but it's not a substitute for 'RAM.'

There are applications that can 'trick' 32-bit OCes to use the full 4GB (or more GB's) of Physical RAM. Example -

Other than that I'm guessing here...
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a b } Memory
August 21, 2012 9:18:00 PM

it won't hurt but not really increase the performance anywhere near putting in RAM.