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Windows 7: i need help with readyboost

30 Aug 2011   #1
dc033092

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
i need help with readyboost

i have a 4GB sd card and windows says its working but i cant tell also i used a 1GB flash drive and i can tell it is working i need help


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30 Aug 2011   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

First off how much ram do you have? The other point is it's not a dramatic change but it does get faster in time as needed files get writing to the boost drive. Oh and of course you must configure the drive for readyboost and I recommend a drive with at least double the ram sticks in the system so with 2gb of ram use a 4gb flash drive and so on.
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30 Aug 2011   #3
dc033092

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

my computer has 2GB of ram but the thing i dont understand is as soon as i pluged in the 1GB flash drive my pc got faster but i dident see any change when i use the 4GB sd card
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30 Aug 2011   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The speed will change a little over time as I mentioned ready boost will write needed info to the RB and will help things along. Not a speed boast like adding 2 or more gb's of ram but it will help. Leave the boost disk in and forget it.
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30 Aug 2011   #5
dc033092

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

ok will do thanks for the help
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30 Aug 2011   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

In an odd way I miss my original quad core rig with 4 gb's of ram because when I inserted the flash card for ready boost it took all the flash memory I could give it and I could watch the card being hit by the flash of the readers led. Now with 16 gb of fast ram and an SSD drive sadly......sic.......I don't get the satisfaction of inserting a $5.99 usb stick drive to get faster response. Oh but it's not really a problem other than it cost more but it was a fun low cost speed bump!
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