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Windows 7: Windows 7: Readyboost

08 Sep 2010   #141
wkw427

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

Just for the heck of it, I'll throw out a queston.

My desktop as 2gb of ram. I have a gadget that shows cpu and ram usage. My ram NEVER goes higher then 60% used.. would I benefit from readyboost?


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08 Sep 2010   #142
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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That I would like to see. Although I agree that security scans do produce hard page faults (even with 4GBs of RAM) and would thus benefit from a faster pagefile device, but I have my doubts that it would be in an order of magnitude.
Unfortunately I cannot test this because my systems and pagefiles are on SSDs-
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08 Sep 2010   #143
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wkw427 View Post
Just for the heck of it, I'll throw out a queston.

My desktop as 2gb of ram. I have a gadget that shows cpu and ram usage. My ram NEVER goes higher then 60% used.. would I benefit from readyboost?
Well you're not thinking of how ReadyBoost actually works. It's not about your RAM usage.

ReadyBoost helps cache files on the storage device, which is faster than having them stored on a hard drive, as the performance increase for random reads on the ReadyBoost device can be up to 80-100 times faster than what it would be for random reads on the hard drive.

It benefits slower hard drives more, but if you have an old storage device that you don't need, then there's no reason to not just plug it in and setup for ReadyBoost.
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08 Sep 2010   #144
me600

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

well, if its already been answered, but i couldn't find, is it possible to force a particular local hard drive partition to act as a readyboost device!?
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08 Sep 2010   #145
wkw427

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

No, because the page file is already on your hard disk, it is just copied to the readyboost device so it can be accessed faster.
Unless you have a SSD hard drive, no
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08 Sep 2010   #146
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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08 Sep 2010   #147
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Great post man, very informative, thank you!
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08 Sep 2010   #148
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Some good info on there.
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08 Sep 2010   #149
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

thanks pass the word then we all can see readyboost does work
here is mine>>> (some rep would be cool)


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08 Sep 2010   #150
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
some rep would be cool
I tried but I think we cannot because this isn't considered a support forum, so.. +1 virtual rep!
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