Would adding 3GB Usb drive help Video encoding?

  buel 11:57 28 Dec 08
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Hi, iv read somewhere that you can use a usb pen drive to be used as Ram on vista, can anyone please tell me would this help the speed of video encoding? I have vista home premium and 2Gb of 'normal' ram at the moment..!

  brundle 12:09 28 Dec 08

The CPU is the main factor in that instance.

  buel 12:14 28 Dec 08

Thankyou for that! Does it really add ram (altough temporarily) as if i actually added ram?

  MAT ALAN 12:15 28 Dec 08

Can't see how.Its a storage device not mobile memory...

  brundle 12:16 28 Dec 08
  MAT ALAN 12:21 28 Dec 08

Interesting theory,does it work...

  buel 12:32 28 Dec 08

Im guessing if Windows suggest it then it does? The only problem i thought of using a usb drive is it sticking out all the time but by the looks of it you can use a memory card (which will stay in the card reader slot all the time??) Has anyone done this please??

  brundle 12:37 28 Dec 08

If you don't have a 64 bit version of Vista you'll only see a max of 3.5 to 3.75GB in total anyway, depending on your hardware. click here

Memory is cheap nowadays too; click here

  AL47 01:04 29 Dec 08

it wont help with video enncoding, as brundle said its pretty much all CPU

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