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Use your Flash drive as RAM!!

With the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft has introduced a new technology called ReadyBoost. With the help of this technology one can use any Flash drive, SD Cards, CF Cards as the third memory option for the computer.

Now, the benefits of Flash Drive or Cards as a source of Memory :

1. It is faster than the virtual memory which is accessed through the hard disk drive.

2. It is cheaper as compared to the actually Physical Memory.

How can it be activated ?

In order to activate the ReadyBoost technology on your FlashDrive or Memory Cards, you have to follow these steps…

1. Open My Computer.

2. Right Click on the Removable Disk Drive and select Properties.

3. Click on ReadyBoost Tab.

4. Enable the feature by selecting the option and allocate the amount of space you want to use as memory.

Things to be noted….

1. Regardless of the fact that you use Readyboost or not, you need at least 512 Mb of memory to run Windows Vista decently.

2. If your device is not giving the option of ReadyBoost then it means that it doesn’t clear up the minimum data trasfer rate required by ReadBoost technology.

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  • JIMMYFOREVER19 April 26, 2008, 12:49 pm

    flash drives have a fixed number read/ write cycles

    using it for RAM will screw it upp after a while

    so so this only if u have a spare one lying around!

    and ranju im still waitin for u to send me the airtel vcc acc number + 4 digit code!!!!!!!



  • Gagan May 31, 2008, 6:11 am

    ok i will try this in my vista !!

    hope it will work !!

  • admin October 24, 2008, 3:08 pm

    please mail me the VCC number and the pincode.i would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

  • admin October 24, 2008, 3:10 pm

    please mail me the VCC number and the pincode.i would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

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