Converting HDD to RAM

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  1. Noctosphere
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    So I saw this video about how to convert HDD to RAM.
    Seriously, it sounds legit since it only uses windows configuration system,

    I would like to know if it really work.

    If it does, please tell me if it is also possible to convert HDD to VRAM.
    Thanks

    Here is the video :
     
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    It's a swapfile afaik.

    I used to use a sd card for more ram on my older laptop
     
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    but, would it be possible to do the same with VRAM?
     
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    Without looking at that video, even if you're using a very fast, high end ssd (530 mb/s write, 550 read), it might be a teensy bit slower than the 21 GB/s that most DDR3 ram sticks can run at. And yes that speed will make a difference, a major difference. Your specs in your sig show 16gb of ram, why would you need more?
     
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    I don't need more RAM, as I said, I need more VRAM
     
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    Time to upgrade your videocard then...
     
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    Same problem with RAM, only this time driver fuckery is involved.
    Doing the reverse is possible though, as swap.
     
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    GDDR5 VRAM can go up to 28 GB/s, it wouldn't be worth it having it on your hdd. It would most likely (assuming it was being used) cause a noticeable fps drop with little added benefits. Not to mention the absolute nightmare of getting the drivers to accept the hdd as VRAM in the first place.
     
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    There's also latency.
    Data will have to go through the OS, the SATA controller, then through the drive controller.
     
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