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jjon2
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BOXSTCK1A8LFCL - How can I use the MicroSD card to expand RAM?

Ubuntu 14.0.4.4 LTS x64

8Gb storage

1 Gb RAM

64Gb Micro SD card

I'd like to divert some of my Micro SD card's space to RAM.

How do I create 8Gb of RAM (1Gb from Intel Compute Stick + 7Gb from Micro SD card)?

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DeanG
New Contributor I
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Storage on the microSD card is not RAM, and cannot be used as RAM.

linuxium
New Contributor III
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You could look at your swap and zram settings bearing in mind that swapping on an SD card albeit a fast one will probably reduce its life.

idata
Community Manager
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Hello nhtrader ,

 

 

 

The Intel Compute Stick has soldered-down memory, installing a MicroSD card will not increase the RAM, it will increase the storage.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

 

Ivan

 

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