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Windows 7: Does readyboost help at all?

07 Jan 2010   #1
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Does readyboost help at all?

I have 2gigs of ram and I just set up readyboost with 2GB, will it help at all with system performance? oh and I have always wondered, how does readyboost help system performance?


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07 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

MS can explain it better than me. Hope this helps

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...eadyboost.aspx
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07 Jan 2010   #3
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the link
-Yad
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07 Jan 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Truly glad to be able to help.
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08 Jan 2010   #5
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yadielfeliciano View Post
I have 2gigs of ram and I just set up readyboost with 2GB, will it help at all with system performance? oh and I have always wondered, how does readyboost help system performance?
I have dedicated my 4gb USB stick just for readyboost.
and yes, it does help overall with system performance


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09 Jan 2010   #6
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

But your system lags like hell in the first 20 minutes of every boot.

Overall not worth it. Stick to physical ram and tweaks.

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09 Jan 2010   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My guess would be the quality of the Flash drive you use has a great impact as well.

My USB drive is really slow, so it hurts more than help anything.
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09 Jan 2010   #8
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I use a Sandisk Cruzer Titanium 4gb and i don't need it every day my system is running very well.
I use this when using serious apps like CS4, or AutoCad, it does help as for lags not a chance...smooth as silk.
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09 Jan 2010   #9
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

The lags have to happen at system boot, what do you think happens ReadyBoost just magically caches onto the USB/SD Drive?

Same goes for SuperFetch but it takes much less CPU cycles to cache the ram, on the other hand ReadyBoost uses much more CPU cycles to cache from hard drive to USB/SD drive not too mention USB/SD is so much slower than ram.

First 20 minutes at system boot live with it!

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10 Jan 2010   #10
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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First 20 minutes at system boot live with it!
I'm not a readyboost user.
But I would ahve to agree with the other post, it depends on the USB you use. Get som generic slow junk and yeah, expect it.
A good quality fast USB stick should not present as much a problem.

You get what you pay for.
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