Did you know that you can use any regular Pendrive as RAM? Yes, you heard it right, we can use any Pendrive as RAM in our Windows PC/Laptop. If your Computer’s configuration is really poor you may be already facing some issue with your computers like Hang and Lagging. This happens because the Computer does not have enough physical memory or RAM. When you Open Application that requires more physical memory than that available in your Computer, Your Computer will hang or even turn off automatically. It happens with everyone who has a lower amount of Physical Memory.
You can use any Pendrive for this purpose. If you use 3.0 Pendrive then doing this trick will give you some blazing results. USB 3.0 Pendrive is more powerful and faster than normal 2.0 USB Pen drives. Don’t worry if you have USB 2.0 Pendrive, it too works like a charm. No matter if you have a 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, etc Pendrive. As sais earlier, it works with every Pendrive irrespective of Old or New.
So, let get started, We do not need any third-party application or software in order to do this task. We can do it almost on all Windows version, I have personally tried it on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10. I have not tried the same in XP or below versions. Anyway, I think it will work in XP also. UPDATE: It works like a charm in Windows XP System as well, Recently, I implemented this trick on a Windows XP Machine and did it worked like normal. So, don’t worry if you are having a Windows XP computer with you, it will work fine.
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Why you should use Pen Drive as RAM
Here are a few reasons why you should use Pendrive as RAM.
- To Speed up your Low Configuration Computer.
- To get rid of Hang and Lagging while using your computer.
- To Use software or Games that require more RAM that that in your Computer
- To Use High-End Editing Softwares and similar stuff like that which requires a lot of memory.
Features of This Pen as RAM Trick
- Works with any version of Windows, No matter if it is Windows XP. 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
- To Speed up your old computer.
- Works well in both Desktop PC and Laptop.
- No Third-Party Software or Application
- No Downloads
- No Installations.
How To Use Pendrive As RAM
We are not required to download any third-party apps or software to use Pendrive as RAM. In fact, there is a built-in option in almost all versions of Windows where its users can use Pendrive to power-boost their computer’s performance. But, the problem is that the majority of users are not aware of this trick nor the Powerboost option in Windows 10.
So, here we go.
Follow the step by step guide given below to learn How To Use Pendrive As Ram.
Step 1: Plug in the pen drive to your PC/Laptop.
Step 2: Format it and make sure that there are no files inside.
Step 3: Now right click and click on Properties
Step 4: Now Click on Readyboost tab
Step 5: Click on Use this device
Step 6: Select the size of virtual RAM you want
Step 7: Click Apply and Save
Now the Pendrive has transformed into a RAM/ Physical Memory that has the ability to speed up your System. Now, you might observe some Speed difference in your Computer, this is because of the Pendrive. By this trick: Use Pendrive As RAM, your computer has speeded up and all set to go.
This method will really come in handy when you want to run heavy applications like video editors or something like that. It may not have that high impact, but still, the application won’t crash due to insufficient storage or anything of that sort. And the best part is that you are not required to have any third party software installed to get the thing done.
How To Revert Changes?
If you change your mind and want to revert the changes to use your pen drive as it is, follow the below-given steps. We can 100% undo all the process we did earlier so that we can use the same pen drive again for copying fresh new contents and also release the storage that is being currently used by the ReadyBoost option.
Step 1: Go to Properties of the Pendrive.
Step 2: Click on Readyboost.
Step 3: Now click on Do not use this device option.
Step 4: Now format your Pen drive!
Now your Pendrive will be reverted back to as normal Pendrive. Once you have reverted the changes then it will no more act as a Virtual Memory. Gradually you will observe some Speed difference in your Computer.
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I heard many online forum members telling that Doing this trick many times will reduce the life of the Pendrive. I have used one of my Pendrive as RAM and have done it for more than 50 Times and my Pendrive is working fine. So, do it at your own risk. As per them, Doing once or twice won’t make any problem but doing it more times will lead to the problem. So, do it at your own risk. (I have done this many times and I have not observed any problem.)
So, that’s it, guys. This is exactly how we can use any Pendrive as RAM. If your Desktop/Laptop is too old or having lower Configuration then you can implement this trick to speed up your System. ReadyBoost Pendrive acts like a Virtual Physical Memory or RAM which has the ability to Speed up your Computer. This trick will really help when you want to play High-End Games or Want to Edit Videos at higher resolutions. Low Configuration systems often hang while playing Games or Editing videos. This trick is the one-stop solution for all your Hanging related issues on your Computer. Share this trick with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or anywhere you like. Do Comment down below, if you have any doubt or query to clear. I will catch you at the soonest.