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Con you use a ram disk as a swap partition. If so how. Would this speed up the system enough to notice. thanx for reading bignester...
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    using a ramdisk as the swap partition


    Con you use a ram disk as a swap partition. If so how. Would this speed up the system enough to notice.

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    a quick answer is it would speed it up but the point of the swap is for when you run out of RAM.

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    So it would be pointless
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    No you swap would run faster but what would you do when you run out of RAM normally with out swap you would crash? Im not 100% sure would it flush the ram that is the swap?

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    swap partition is usually x2 of ram. so it will down ur speed i think,

    but another point,

    if USB2.0 memories are faster then hard drives, it may be useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesbaba8
    swap partition is usually x2 of ram. so it will down ur speed i think
    No if you had enoght RAM it would not use SWAP so I guess that answers the question you could not. But a thumb drive sounds good if you have the spare space on it.

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