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Old 04-07-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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Hey everybody!

I was wondering if there is any way of using my extra harddrive as RAM.My pc is pretty slow!

Intel Pentium lll processor 797MHz,384 MB of RAM


I have a 28.6gig harddrive.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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You could make a huge page file, but it will be much slower than just adding more RAM.
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you are probably doing that already, page file should be on by default. But like celegorm said a harddrive is very slow compared to ram, the ideal situation is to have page file turned off but you need a lot of ram for that.
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isnt a hard drive the slowest part in a computer?
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you are probably doing that already, page file should be on by default. But like celegorm said a harddrive is very slow compared to ram, the ideal situation is to have page file turned off but you need a lot of ram for that.
how much exactly because i really want to turn off pagefile. i have vista btw
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how much exactly because i really want to turn off pagefile. i have vista btw
You have Vista on 1GB of RAM? Upgrade to another Gig of RAM and you might be ok.
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how much exactly because i really want to turn off pagefile. i have vista btw
Don't know about vista.
With xp I have 2gb of ram and I still use pagefile, I turned it off once but at times I would get an message saying that some program wants more ram or something like that. Currently my page file is at 2gb.

Like I said I don't really know about vista, but I would leave page file on unless you have 4gb or more of ram.
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isnt a hard drive the slowest part in a computer?
PCI devices and Optical drivers (CD/DVD drives) are slower, but usually not a factor in a general slow computer. Other than those, yes, a HDD is the slowest part.
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