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Windows 7: readyboost in new win 7

19 Sep 2013   #1

32bit now xp pro-want to install MS7 pro
 
 
readyboost in new win 7

I have an older M/B (giga byte EP45-UD3P VER 1) with 4 gig of ram.Would readyboost help at all.If so what size of a usb drive or mult drives help . They are cheap enough.


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19 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
I have an older M/B (giga byte EP45-UD3P VER 1) with 4 gig of ram.Would readyboost help at all.
Probably not.

Readyboost is the most beneficial with smaller RAM sizes and slow hard drives. With 4 GB RAM it probably won't be noticeable.
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19 Sep 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

BILL1909,
I won't hurt to try, so if you have a fast class 10 thumb drive of at least 4gb then give it a go and let the system learn the drive over 3-7 days of good usage and if it feels snapper and you see the drive being hit then leave it. Best long term solution is of course high speed DDR3 ram and 8-16gb of same.
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19 Sep 2013   #4

32bit now xp pro-want to install MS7 pro
 
 

I don't understand one point.-----Best long term solution is of course high speed DDR3 ram and 8-16gb of same. ----I was on the understanding that I can not use the DD3 in my m/b. If you feel that I can ,what ram would be good.




GA-EP45-UD3P,VGA HIS H485QX512P, CORS TWIN2X4096-8500C5D,
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19 Sep 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Your right Bill you didn't understand it was my way of saying best to live with ready boost till you pull the trigger on a fresh AMD/Intel CPU, mobo add then DDR3 ram. Welcome to the dreaming of the update club !
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19 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

  1. 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR2 1366+*/1066/800/667 MHz memory modules
* Refer to Memory Support List for more information.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-EP45-UD3P (rev. 1.1)

You can try anything you care to. I would recommend just more of the correct ram. I also recommend all ram to be matching ram. According to your motherboard specs it uses
DDR-2 RAM.
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19 Sep 2013   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

With the price of 16 gb DDR2 maxing or even 8gb of matching sticks (the best way to do it) the cost will put you well on your way towards and much better upgrade IMHO. Here's an example of the DDR2 sticks:

G.SKILL 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL6Q-16GBMQ - Newegg.com

VS DDR3 that's much faster:

G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10Q-16GTX - Newegg.com

No contest really.
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21 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BILL1909 View Post
I have an older M/B (giga byte EP45-UD3P VER 1) with 4 gig of ram.Would readyboost help at all.If so what size of a usb drive or mult drives help . They are cheap enough.
I have the same motherboard with 4GB of RAM in two computers.

They both run reasonably well for older boards.

What problems are you having?
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21 Sep 2013   #9

32bit now xp pro-want to install MS7 pro
 
 

Its not that I am having problems. Was just wondering if for low cost,would it be worth getting a usb ready boost drive.Yes I do agree the cost of ram today for my computer is really out of the question. I guess I will just stay with what I have.
Thanks for the help.
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21 Sep 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Bill give the thumb drive a try worst case is you wind up with a great portable storage solution but best case and what I think you'll find is that over a week the drive will have a perceivable effect on performance. Don't hesitate to get a larger class ten drive like 16 or 32 gb's and play with different amounts of dedicated ReadyBoost. It was designed to help in just the type of situation you're in !
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