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Good news for you ppl that want vista but doesn't have alot of RAM or extra DIMM slots for future upgrades . If you have an extra USB memory storage stick you can plug it into a USB slot and vista will use it as RAM . of course it wont be as fast as real RAM but it will still be alot faster then having to use page files off an HDD.

mentions this somewhere in this BIG article

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1931913,00.asp

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I really don't see myself ever using this, but for those who may use it I'm sure they'll be glad Vista has support for it.
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i probably wont use cuz i got extra slots for RAM and stuff but itS still good to have
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Lol, I have 2x1GB sticks and my mobo has 4x240 pin DDR2 slots and can accept 4GB in each slot! 16GB is plenty for me thanks.
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post #5 of 12
usb rams???

oh my what wil we get next...

USB geforce 8900GTX2 maybe???
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i probably wont use cuz i got extra slots for RAM and stuff but itS still good to have
True, you never know when you desperately need 512 megs of ram... but usual ram is cheaper than USB flash, not to mention a lot faster. It's still a nice thing to have, I bet someone will find this useful
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usb rams???

oh my what wil we get next...

USB geforce 8900GTX2 maybe???
haha you never know, that 8900GTX2 might even be wireless and connects to ur monitor and computer through wi-fi
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RAM is not much cheaper than flash - if it is at all. I picked up a 4GB flash for $160 (USB 2.0)

And I think more flash will find its way into PCs. Onto HDs (to cache the last 8 GB or whatever - instant on OS without HD reads, etc)
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Do you realize how slow it would run using USB sticks as RAM? The transfer rate for usb flash is a thousand times slower than even crappy RAM. They're meant for storage, not quick access. And correct me if I'm wrong, but a page file on a hard drive is quite a bit faster than a page file on a usb. Check the transfer rates.
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I dunno DSL does it just fine off of my usb thumb drive .....
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