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#1 C.PAUL B.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:14 AM

A friend of mine said her memory was 8g RAM. My flashdrive is 8g. Is that the same?

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#2 boopme


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:45 AM

RAM or Random Access Memory are  memory cards attached to the Mother board.


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Well the Flashdrive , you see is a portable Memory device.

The flashdrive memory is more similar to the Hard drives memory. The Card or stick memory on the motherboard is only temporary. The Flash and Hard drives are permanent.

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#3 C.PAUL B.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:01 AM

Thanks boopme for the reply. So does that mean I can plug in a flashdrive to extend the memory or just to extend the storage?

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:08 PM

A flash drive is just for storage.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:47 PM

However, you can use a flash drive to increase boot speeds using Microsoft's Ready Boost.  RAM is normally much faster than flash, so you can't use them interchangeably.  Flash has fast reads, but slower writes.

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