Use Hard Disk as a Ram and Boost PC Speed in XP

For XP users with slow computer this tip can help you make your PC speedy. If you computer is running on Low Ram and you want to increase the speed of your computer, then you can use your Hard Disk as a Ram. This is technique is very old, but some of you are not aware from this, then i am going to explain in detail.

How to Convert Hard Disk to Ram

Follow these steps to convert your hard disk space for Ram usage.

1:- Right Click onĀ  “My Computer” and click “Properties” You will the screen.

2:- Now Click on “Advance” tab and then “Setting”

convert harddisk to ram3. You will see the below screen. Click on “Change” button

virtual pc ram4:- Change the “Initial Size” and “Maximum Size” according to your computer RAM.

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Tips for Changing the Initial and Maximum Size.

For the initial size you should have a few hundred megabytes (usually something close to the amount of RAM installed) and for the maximum size approximately 2.5 – 3 time sthe size of your RAM.

Note:- Change the size carefully, because if the chances exceed your computer limit, then there is chance of PC Crash.

Using this method you can boost your computer speed and use your Hard Disk as a Ram.


  1. Ramkumar January 1, 2010
  2. Chand January 2, 2010