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12 Apr 2009   #21
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I have a question about ready boost and scratch disks. Is it the same thing or what?

I got a tip from eee forums to put your scratch disk on the sd card, but how would that work if I'm also using ready boost on the sd card?


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12 Apr 2009   #22
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I use it on my old system all day every day. With only 512 MB RAM it make a BIG difference.

Copernicus....I don't know what you are talking about "scratch disks" I have never heard of that. Do you mean using scratched disks in the CD drive?
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12 Apr 2009   #23
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I use it with an ocz 4gb drive.
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12 Apr 2009   #24
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrUbiquitous View Post
I see in this forum coversations on ReadyBoost for Win 7. I have Win 7 version 7, and I cannot seem to find the program as I could in vista. Is it available now on my computer and I am too much of a dolt to figure out the hows and wheres? Or do I have to wait for the 'official' version to hit the 'back alleys' of the internet. Also, does anyone know any other ReadyBoost type programs for Windows 7 as well as a Fax program you would reccommend? Thanks!
Latest builds seem to prompt for Readyboost when you insert a USB device.

Haven't needed it so far myself however.

cheers
jimbo
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12 Apr 2009   #25
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I use it with an ocz 4gb drive.
Does 7 support more than 2GB for ReadyBoost? I know Vista limited it to that but I haven't actually looked it up for 7.
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12 Apr 2009   #26
bummpr

Windows 7 x86 and x64 - RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Azural View Post
Does 7 support more than 2GB for ReadyBoost? I know Vista limited it to that but I haven't actually looked it up for 7.
I have a max of 4GB showing up in Build 7077. I'm not sure yet whether it is helping...I'm using it on an old Thinkpad T43 with 1.5GB of memory.
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12 Apr 2009   #27
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I use it on my old system all day every day. With only 512 MB RAM it make a BIG difference.

Copernicus....I don't know what you are talking about "scratch disks" I have never heard of that. Do you mean using scratched disks in the CD drive?
Paging files I meant, I'm thinking photoshop, lol, but they're the same thing.
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12 Apr 2009   #28
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Azural View Post
Does 7 support more than 2GB for ReadyBoost? I know Vista limited it to that but I haven't actually looked it up for 7.
Yes no more 4 GB limit, and now you can use multiple devices.
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12 Apr 2009   #29
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

Do you really need more than 4 GB of memory on a low-powered system?

If you're running a low-powered system, there is simply no way you can use all of your existing ram, let's say 1 GB, and another 4 GB. Much less even 2 GB of RAM. The other components of the system would be too stressed, such as the hard drive or the processor.
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12 Apr 2009   #30
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Since I have 4gb actual ram, I figure that Ill stick to using 4gb readyboost to match.
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