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Windows 7: Using Ready Boost?


17 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Using Ready Boost?

I have an acer revo, it has 2GB of RAM, i've got 512MB dedicated to the onboard graphics, so thats 1.5GB left for the system.

so, how good is ready boost?, as in using an SD card or a pen drive, does it slow down the system memory to the speed of the attached SD card/pen drive

or is it a good cheap way of increasing the amount of memory you have?


Cheers

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17 Aug 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bjproc View Post
I have an acer revo, it has 2GB of RAM, i've got 512MB dedicated to the onboard graphics, so thats 1.5GB left for the system.

so, how good is ready boost?, as in using an SD card or a pen drive, does it slow down the system memory to the speed of the attached SD card/pen drive

or is it a good cheap way of increasing the amount of memory you have?


Cheers

It uses fast USB drives for thing usually associated with slower drives like page files. It speeds up "those" operations.

Can your computer handle more than 2 gigs?

Ram is cheap
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17 Aug 2010   #3

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

the revo can, it can use 4GB plus i've installed Win 7 32bit, but it's only a week old and it's got a warranty sticker on it, so going into the the system to upgrade the RAM is out of the question just now.
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17 Aug 2010   #4

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I've heard (several Acer user comments on various help sites) that you might be able to get authorization from customer support to upgrade your RAM without voiding the warranty.
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17 Aug 2010   #5

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
I've heard (several Acer user comments on various help sites) that you might be able to get authorization from customer support to upgrade your RAM without voiding the warranty.
Hmm, that sounds ok, i'll maybe get in touch with them.

cheers
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17 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

In the mean time, using a 2GB or more flash drive will speed things up a bit.

ReadyBoost - Setup and Use
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17 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The general consensus is that 1 GB is the line. If you are below 1 GB of system memory, Readyboost is worth it. If you are above the line, don't bother....and spend your efforts on more physical memory.
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17 Aug 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The main thing is that your Ready Boost device is a lot faster (in access time) than your disk. Else it is counterproductive. So you have to measure both first - e.g. with HD Tune. An SD card will probably not hack it and most USB sticks are too slow too. Look for an average Access time of less than 1ms.
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