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Using a Compact Flash card for Paging


  01:27:58 pm, by The Dreamer   , 176 words  
Categories: Hardware, Computer

Using a Compact Flash card for Paging

My old P3/933Mhz bookpc has been getting quite a thrashing lately....it has its maximum 512MB of memory installed, but I'm running 3 Java programs and a couple .Net...along with a few other programs. So it does a lot paging, and even worse when I'm copying files to and from the C drive.

But, it only has the one internal drive....the rest are connected by firewire.

Well, it occurred to me that I might use its PCMCIA slot to help with the disk thrashing....by having it put its page file on there. So, I set out on to eBay to see what the price of a flash memory device that will go in this slot.

I decided on a cheap 4GB CF card and an adapter. ~$50.

I doubt there's any measureable change in application or memory performance, but at least the harddrive light isn't on solid as much anymore. Guess this means I can get back to saving for a Mac, instead of another Windows box to split the load from this box....

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