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Windows 7: Windows 7: Readyboost

18 May 2009   #91
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm not an XP - Xpert but no it didn't have readyboost as it is in Vista and Windows 7 has changed it further.


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18 May 2009   #92
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
XP had readyboost?!? or was it some sort of mod type thing?
i think he's reffering to putting his pagefile in the flash disk...
a really good way to kill a disk if you ask me...
although i can be wrong of course...
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18 May 2009   #93
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Correct me if I'm wrong but.. isn't this idea a little pointless? Ram sticks are cheaper and vastly more effective. Why bother with a slow USB when you can have actual RAM..?
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18 May 2009   #94
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

i dont use it personally but i think its a quality solution for older systems to run there os more effectivily.
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18 May 2009   #95
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
XP had readyboost?!? or was it some sort of mod type thing?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I'm not an XP - Xpert but no it didn't have readyboost as it is in Vista and Windows 7 has changed it further.
Oops, my mistake. I meant Vista [Business].
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18 May 2009   #96
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong but.. isn't this idea a little pointless? Ram sticks are cheaper and vastly more effective. Why bother with a slow USB when you can have actual RAM..?
Maybe because some laptop/notebook can't go further 2Gb Ram (as mine do with 3072mb swap, max). So readyboost is pretty handy for that example.
I'm using it 'cause the Gimp needs 1024mb backyard.

It says that up more 4gb ram installed, it is pointless having readyboost.
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18 May 2009   #97
Espair

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 

Can someone enlighten me as to what the difference between readyboost and the pagefile is?
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18 May 2009   #98
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I've learned to love ready boost. probably because of my ancient pc... the manufacture date is 2004-ish (thats ancient for tech).
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18 May 2009   #99
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

hey guys i was just wondering something and maybe it has been answered but if you could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.
my vostro 1000 is only capable of 2gigs of max RAM () i have recently purchased a 8 gig sandisk cruzer and made it boostable.
here is a screen before the boost:
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and after:
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i swear that some apps run much quicker.
for example live mail receives messages wicked quick. it used to tie up my system but now it runs quietly in the background.
my question is if my computer can only take 2 gigs of max RAM, is readyboost making a difference or is it just a placebo effect?
thanks


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18 May 2009   #100
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Oops, my mistake. I meant Vista [Business].
easy mistake to make...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Maybe because some laptop/notebook can't go further 2Gb Ram (as mine do with 3072mb swap, max). So readyboost is pretty handy for that example.
I'm using it 'cause the Gimp needs 1024mb backyard.

It says that up more 4gb ram installed, it is pointless having readyboost.
darn it im the middle (my lappy can take 4gb not 8gb...)
yeah only if you are ram limited (or using DDR ram...) then readyboost is useful for you...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Espair View Post
Can someone enlighten me as to what the difference between readyboost and the pagefile is?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/performance.aspx
The flash memory device serves as an additional memory cache—that is, memory that the computer can access much more quickly than it can access data on the hard drive. Windows ReadyBoost relies on the intelligent memory management of Windows SuperFetch and can significantly improve system responsiveness.
for a video on this explaining it...
The Advancement of Windows: Michael Fortin - Windows Vista SuperFetch | Going Deep | Channel 9



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
hey guys i was just wondering something and maybe it has been answered but if you could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.
my vostro 1000 is only capable of 2gigs of max RAM () i have recently purchased a 8 gig sandisk cruzer and made it boostable.
here is a screen before the boost:
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and after:
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i swear that some apps run much quicker.
for example live mail receives messages wicked quick. it used to tie up my system but now it runs quietly in the background.
my question is if my computer can only take 2 gigs of max RAM, is readyboost making a difference or is it just a placebo effect?
thanks
no it is possible that under certain conditions you can actually see a performance gains by using readyboost..
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