Theory: Micro SD card partitoned and used for RAM expansion?

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by jbutler711, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. jbutler711

    jbutler711 Newbie

    Jan 14, 2012
    United States
    Is it even plausible? i can't imagine why not. i figure that a seprate partition on the sd and a patch for the roms, hombrews, and browsers could allow any "RAM expansion pack" necessary software to run. I'd love to actually use a ds lite to browse the web cuz i dont wanna spend any $ on a dsi or 3ds atm.
  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    Sorry but... No. The transfer speed between the SD and the flashcart and then between the flashcart and the CPU is simply too slow to facilitate something like this, plus, the hardware and software doesn't support such a setup. This is no full-blown OS that allows Virtual RAM, it's a simple handheld OS.

    EDIT: Now that I think about it... even if you HAD the extra RAM, the DS hasn't got nearly enough processing power to browse the web properly. Handheld consoles are not made for that kind of stuff, they don't have advanced browsers - this kind of functionality is unfortunately always half-assed. If you want to take your browsing outside, get a smartphone.
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