There are times when your PC seems to be slow. In fact, you have taken the trouble of ensuring that your system is not adversely affected by any undue malware, spyware or viruses. The trouble might be due to a lack of RAM which is a short-term memory inherent in your computer.
The system usually becomes slow and tardy while the computer processor is engaged in multi-tasking. If this ever occurs to you, you can easily add RAM to your PC system, provided there are memory slots available and your motherboard is not at its highest memory capacity. However, RAM is expensive to buy, and even if you have reached the maximum capacity of the motherboard, you might still find it necessary to have more RAM.
The solution to the problem is simple: Using your USB drive as RAM is an easy, cheap and quick way of increasing system memory. To gain this you only have to follow the simple steps described below:
- Insert your memory stick into your computer’s USB port. Enable auto-play, and you can see the option, “Speed Up My System.” This will let you enable the ReadyBoost.
- Click on the tab “Ready Boost”
- Enable your entire USB stick to boost RAM by clicking on “Dedicate this device to ReadyBoost.”
- If you don’t want to use all of the USB drive to ReadyBoost, click on the tab “Use this device.” After this use the slider in order to choose the volume of space you need to use. Then click on “OK”
- Now right click your mouse on your drive letter, and then select properties. Select the “ReadyBoost” tab.
- There is an option for enabling USB stick as RAM. Allot the volume of drive space you want for RAM. Here you should keep one thing in mind. Most of the systems allow only 4GB of RAM. If you exceed this limit there is every chance for your system to be damaged.
Go on and enjoy the extra RAM.