USB for extra memory

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  1. raymondo17

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    I am using a 16GB USB stick as extra RAM, the trouble is that windows will only use around 3GB of this stick.

    How can get Windows to use the full 16GB as RAM?

    I am using Windows 7 Home Premium
     
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    Are you using Windows 32bit or 64bit?
     
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    You can't have 'extra RAM' connected via USB - USB runs 100-1000x slower than system RAM.

    Presumably you mean something like readyboost that uses a USB stick's characteristics to mask some of the flaws in a standard hard drive? If so then I believe there's a 4GB limit on FAT32 formatted sticks which may be the problem.

    Readyboost shows the biggest difference on low end setups though, and I wouldn't expect increasing usage from 4GB to 16GB to be particularly noticeable.
     
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    I am using 64bit Happy Rich.

    Endless has also answered my question.

    Using the USB seems to have speeded up my PC
     

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