I have a machine with 2 GB RAM fused in the motherboard and no extra memory slots. Is there any techniques to increase the RAM availability to OS without needing to add more RAM?

My machine is Lenovo Ideapad, windows 8.1, 2GB RAM, Intel Celeron (dual core).

  • Why are you trying to allocate more RAM to the OS? With such a massively underpowered machine, most people would be trying to allocate less RAM, so more is available for programs. – ChrisInEdmonton Feb 27 '16 at 16:01
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    No; What you what is not possible. – Ramhound Feb 27 '16 at 16:04
  • @Ramhound Don't say nothing is possible! ;-) – Stackcraft_noob Feb 27 '16 at 16:12
  • If your system uses a hard drive and not some type of flash storage like an SSD, you'd probably benefit from ReadyBoost, which uses external flash storage such as a USB flash drive or SD card to cache disk accesses which would otherwise be cached in memory on a system with more RAM. This can noticeably improve application start times and system responsiveness. – bwDraco Feb 27 '16 at 16:16
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    @Stackcraft_noob - Except it isn't possible to just add "more" memory to a system without adding hardware, sure he can attempt to reduce the system footprint some, but that will be 200MB at most. ReadyBoost is one option but it won't do that much in reality, an still, isn't system memory which is what the author wanted. – Ramhound Feb 27 '16 at 16:34

If you have a USB flash drive you can use ReadyBoost. It doesn't extend your RAM but it loads frequently used files onto the USB stick so that applications will load faster.


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    ReadyBoost will not increase system memory. However, it can speed up disk access on low memory systems. – Keltari Feb 27 '16 at 17:00

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