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Windows 7: Question regarding Readyboost

31 Mar 2012   #1
emilyan2010

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Question regarding Readyboost

Hello. I have windows 7 ultimate sp1 32 bits installed on my pc, with 4 gb of RAM. I have recently discovered this option, allowing you to add a removable disk, such as usb memory sticks. If, for example, I add a 4gb stick and use it with readyboost, does this help my computer in any way? I mean, i know that 32 bit can support a maximum of 4 gb ram, but this program adds the capacity of the stick to the actual RAM, or just something else(i do not know). Thank you for a future answer!


Yours, emilyan2010


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31 Mar 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Ready-boost stops helping somewhere around 2 gigs. If you have 4 it wont be of any use.
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31 Mar 2012   #3
emilyan2010

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Ready-boost stops helping somewhere around 2 gigs. If you have 4 it wont be of any use.
So, the only helpfull solution was if i had windows 7 ultimate on 64 bits only?
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31 Mar 2012   #4
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No, what zigzag is saying is that the functionality of ready boost isn't noticeable when you have more than 2 gigs of memory. The 64 bit factor allows for the use of more memory
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31 Mar 2012   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
No, what zigzag is saying is that the functionality of ready boost isn't noticeable when you have more than 2 gigs of memory. The 64 bit factor allows for the use of more memory
Thanks James

Much more eloquent and precise than my sleep deprived state allowed me to be.
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31 Mar 2012   #6
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
No, what zigzag is saying is that the functionality of ready boost isn't noticeable when you have more than 2 gigs of memory. The 64 bit factor allows for the use of more memory
Thanks James

Much more eloquent and precise than my sleep deprived state allowed me to be.
go to sleep. And no worries.
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31 Mar 2012   #7
emilyan2010

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

But, if i had windows 7 ultimate 64 bits, with 4 gb of ram, if i use a stick with 4 gb of memory with readyboost, does that mean my ram will go to 8 gb?
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31 Mar 2012   #8
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Flash drives, pen drives, SD cards, or any other Ready Boost enabled devices are not equivalent to RAM(memory). Having a 64 bit OS will allow your system to utilize more than 4 gigs of RAM(memory). Again, the true benefits of Ready Boost are only noticed in systems with less than 2 gigs of RAM. For more information, please read this http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...xF4AbTww21DxsQ
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31 Mar 2012   #9
Tekno Venus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Some more detailed information on readyboost. What is Windows ReadyBoost? Does it Help Speed up My PC? | Hardware | Windows Tools, Help & Guides. Overall, if you have very little RAM it will help but as said if you have anything more than 4GB the effects are not worth it. RAM is fairly cheap nowadays. If you want more speed and a decent performance boost, buy some more RAM.
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31 Mar 2012   #10
jack1953

Windows 7
 
 

I'm going to weigh in here. First let me say what a blessing this forum has been to me, as I am the one who recently went from XP to 7, not only on my desktop, but also on this little HP110 netbook I have. Thanks to each and everyone!!

After doing research on Ready Boost, I wanted to propose my situation and see if the consensus feels like I would benefit on my netbook.

I am running Windows Ultimate on this HP110 with a 160G HD, 1.6GHZ, 2G RAM (upgraded from 1).

I have an 8G flash drive USB2. It is recommended that one uses at least twice the G space on the flash drive of memory that you have.

Based upon all of that, from what I understand, I should benefit from ReadyBoost. Am I correct on that assumption?

Thanks again,
Jack
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