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ech...TECHNICALLY...you can use a seperate partition for your "virtual memory"....which is like a swap drive in linux....the concept of virtual memory is that....if you've got 256 of RAM in the system...and the processs you are running needs 512....then as soon as the proc uses up all 256 it will jump over to the HD and use 256mb of space on the hd as if it were ram....the difference here is that using the HD for memory purposes is slow...extremely slow compared to actual ram....BUT there's nothing that precludes you from shrinking D down to 5gigs or so and using it for your virtual memory...
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So in other words it wouldn't really help that much.

Well, Thanks again for all of your help. Like I said I wish I could repay the favor. But, I don't think you would want any advice from a notive...lol

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i'm not saying it wouldn't help...but you can't assume that it will be like sticking more ram in the machine....it will help if you do alot of ram intensive stuff...but...it's not going to make it into a new computer
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