How to use USB Pen Drive as RAM - Tutorial

This Article was written by Jim Luthra

use usb pendrive as ramAs Days are passing technology is getting higher and higher and people are confused what to buy. Any latest device, gadget bought today will become old within a couple of months, What to do? We can't keep on buying new things every now and then. 

Nowadays Games, Softwares take a lot of memory for operation and our old devices can't run them smoothly because of hardware issues. Today I'll tell you 'How to use your USB Drive as RAM'. This will let you run programs better than before and also improve computer speed.

How to use USB Drive as RAM

Here is a Step by Step guide to transform your USB Drive to RAM. This will improve operation of programs on your desktops / laptops.
Things You'll Need:
  • USB Pen drive (minimum 2GB)
  • A Computer or laptop.
  • Some basic knowledge.

Step 1: Plug your USB Drive into your PC / Laptop. It will be recognized automatically.

usb pendrive as ram tutorial

Step 2: Right click on My Computer > Properties.

my computer properties

Step 3: Go to Advanced tab

my computer system properties

Step 4: In Performance section, Click on Settings > Advanced tab.

Performance Options

Step 5: Under Virtual memory, Click on Change

virtual memory

Step 6: Select your USB Drive.

virtual memory my computer

Step 7: Click on Custom Size and enter the size (in MB) you want the USB RAM to be (example: 2000 MB = 2 GB).

virtual memory my computer

Step 8: Click on Set > Ok and Restart your computer.

After Restarting your computer you'll see noticeable improvement in speed. Please leave your comments below if you need help. 

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Jim Luthra is a Third Officer in Merchant Navy and Chief Editor of, He is a Blogger, Guitarist, Painter, Book Lover, Tech Geek, Basket Ball Lover, Traveller and Fitness Freak. He loves Traveling and Adeventure Sports.
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