Extra flashdrive??? use it wisely
January 10, 2009 12:37am CST
a brief tutorial: if you have an extra flashdrive and your not using it, why not use as an additional virtual memory on your windows xp system. here's how: 1. insert the flashdrive, most recommended at the back of your pc. 2. right click the icon of your my computer and click properties. 3. click "advanced" tab, click "settings", "advanced" tab again. on the lower portion there is virtual memory, click "change". 4. you should see your flashdrive in the list of drives. click it then choose "system managed size". 5. Click "set", then close all the windows. There you go, an additional memory at no extra cost.
10 Jan 09
Hey, Thanks for this it is really useful. There is only one thing, I don't actually get what virtual memory is used for. I have heard that people say it is useful for your computer not stuffing up. Is this correct? If anyone could explain me this I would greatly appreciate it :D Happy MyLotting!
12 Jan 09
by concept, virtual memory is to act like your Physical RAM, the one plugged in to you motherboard. so it should help in the efficiency and hopefully in the speed of your system while you are running any program. With the speed category, i haven't tried benchmarking my system yet, so i have to proof but with efficiency, it handles more program with freezing up the screen.
12 Jan 09
That's very handy. I have a couple of flash drives (2 pcs 2GB and 1 4GB) but I never use one as a virtual memory. I'm just using the 4GB for personal files and 1 2GB for work. So I think I'll try using the extra 1GB as a virtual memory. Thanks for the tip!