External RAM slot on laptops

February 23, 2017

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Status: Acknowledged


Add an external RAM slot to the laptop allowing users to increase RAM on the fly.


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  • Mar 17, 2017     Comment Link

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    I thought I'd heard of everything in the PC world, until I read your idea and had to research it!

    RAM slots are so close to the CPU because they need the shortest, most direct path for when the Cache is depleted; allowing the system to dip into the RAM's memory as an extension, before using the paging file.  For this reason, therefore, I don't think Dell would install an external RAM slot into any of their laptops, unless an unprecedented number of users wanted it.

    However, there are tutorials online to use a Flash Drive's space as Virtual RAM - you may want to read those.