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Windows 7: Does Ready Boost improve your Windows Experience Index?


12 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Does Ready Boost improve your Windows Experience Index?

I've tried to use all kinds of flash drives to improve my system performance but it's no use. I only have 4Gigs of memory of which 3.25 is usable. Could it be that my hard disk is really fast? I have a "Maxtor 6v160eo ata" according to my device manager.

ReadyBoost - Setup and Use

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12 Jan 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya Netadict No mate Readyboost doesn't actually work like RAM does it is only a form of caching that relieves the RAM and system a bit to put it in a nutshell.

ReadyBoost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Mind you your RAM does seem rather crowded what are you loading at boot and in use? .

If you want a bit more performance and don't mind losing a bit of the bling mate try this
Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance plus you might just make sure all of the drivers are up to date but this tutorial is good.

If nothing else it will cut down what you are cluttering the system with. Your machine too can only use 32bit OS or else I would say put some more RAM in but....
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12 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Software wise, currently I only have my security software loading at startup and yes I have disabled all unnecessary startup programs ( i use autoruns to track those), have no desktop gadgets, and have disabled any services I don't need.

Hardware wise, I wish I can add more ram and go 64 bit but my system only supports 4gigs max! D you think that the specs say 4gig maximum because the PC came with a 32 bit OS, but might be able to handle more ram with a 64 bit OS?
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13 Jan 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netadict View Post
Software wise, currently I only have my security software loading at startup and yes I have disabled all unnecessary startup programs ( i use autoruns to track those), have no desktop gadgets, and have disabled any services I don't need.

Hardware wise, I wish I can add more ram and go 64 bit but my system only supports 4gigs max! D you think that the specs say 4gig maximum because the PC came with a 32 bit OS, but might be able to handle more ram with a 64 bit OS?
Yes mate sorry late reply am on nights at the moment so bear with me. The chipset on the board can only handle 32bit whereas the processor cam take 64bit see these ARK | Intel® Pentium® D Processor 945 (4M Cache, 3.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) & HP Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor PC specifications - HP Small & Medium Business Products plus my pics.
So I guess we are left with Readyboost to take up a bit of the slack but in my experience I have never seen it make it fly. The problem is something is taking up a lot of the RAM when booted up.
So go to Start type in task manager > click on "View running processes with Task Manager" and you will get a window like in my pics they will show what is loaded up what is running and not I found for instance Windef is running when I have stopped it already so have a careful look and let us know what is there - screen shots would be good but just have a look first to see if there is a lot or not.

But please do not alter ANYTHING in processes or Services until we see what is in them!
John


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14 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Hereare my processes, funny I posted these this morning ( 12 hours ago) and now they have gone!


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14 Jan 2013   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hum you don't have that much running do you I think maybe the DDR2 RAM is the slowcoach.
So what is the boot time that is from power on to the login screen?
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14 Jan 2013   #7

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

@netadict
In Task Manager you need to check the "Show processes from all users" checkbox to see all the running processes.
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14 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thanks DavidW7ncus for the tip, after I checked the box and saw all the extra processes I thought "now thats more like it"

Anyway, here's the full list


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15 Jan 2013   #9

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netadict View Post
Thanks DavidW7ncus for the tip, after I checked the box and saw all the extra processes I thought "now thats more like it"

Anyway, here's the full list
Hum I thought I gave you the info to get that but anyhow at lwast it is up now .

Dave I'll leave to you.
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15 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Many thanks to both of you ICit2lol and DavidW7ncus. Special thanks to ICit2lol for bearing with me for so long.

My PC is a "HP Compaq dc7600 Convertible Minitower PC"
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