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Windows 7: Random Question about ReadyBoost

31 Oct 2009   #1

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
Random Question about ReadyBoost

As i am using a laptop - i was given the option to "upgrade" my laptop from my parents... So i bought a new SSD to replace my HD... and i didnt really wanna buy 2 chips of 4GB ram each, so i am thing about using Microsoft's ReadyBoost stuff...

Currently in my laptop - I have a new SSD, and also 4GB ram ( 2x2GB)
But can i keep my ram, and like buy a USB or whatever readyboost uses to get an additional 4GB into my system... (not buying a new computer for a while)


Any problems with readyboost? Does it work fine? Reported Issues?

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31 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello DarkDavil,

I think you may have misunderstood what ReadyBoost is. It does not replace or add to your RAM, but instead is a compliment to your RAM and page file. You can read more details about it in the tutorial below though.

ReadyBoost - Setup and Use

Given your system specs, I do not think you will notice much or any improvement using ReadyBoost. You can give it a try to see though. I have not had any problems with ReadyBoost when I tried it.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #3

XP, Seven, 2008R2

I don't see any problems with doing that. However Readyboost is no substitute for physical RAM in my opinion.
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