Can I add slow RAM?


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by owen_soo » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:25 pm
So I've been looking around the forum and I've seen lots of people who want more RAM on there Pi. So I saw several people who said you can add super slow RAM partions with the USB but I dont know how. I want to open Feed The Beast(modded Minecraft) and get it to the home screen just for lolz, anyway thanks!
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by asandford » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:58 pm
Yes you can create temp/swap partions or even files. In some circumstances they will increase 'apparent' memory. Performance will plummet.
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by owen_soo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:00 am
Lol I bet but how? :P
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by asandford » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:04 pm
owen_soo wrote:Lol I bet but how? :P

AFAIK minecraft is a java app, and they tend not to be too tolerant of swapfiles (as a memory boost).

Best to limit the java memory usage.
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