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Windows 7: readyboost and gaming

22 Dec 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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What other answers are you expecting?


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22 Dec 2010   #12
bobsmith123

windows 7 64 home premium
 
 

about changing the unit allocation size of a formatted usb, does that have any bearing on the performance, can readyboost help with those load pauses you get when loading directly off the hdd or is it only possible to eliminate them with an ssd?
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22 Dec 2010   #13
bobsmith123

windows 7 64 home premium
 
 

and finally would readyboost definitely hinder performance on my pc?
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22 Dec 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I thought it was clear that Ready Boost will do nothing for your confguration - nothing at all. It will actually slow you down. The person who thought it was doing something is only imagining it.

An SSD is, of course, another story. That would speed things really up - but probably not games. They are usually too big to fit on a small SSD - but you can always buy a large SSD like this one: Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 Pro OCZSSD2-2VTXP200G 2.5" 200GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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22 Dec 2010   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsmith123 View Post
actually one of my issues is when playing big open world games like new vegas i get a slight pause when teh game needs to load new textures etc
That's a known issue with the game. And I have this as well.... see my system specs. And even though I don't have an SSD drive, even if I did, it wouldn't make a difference

And I wouldn't exactly put New Vegas in my list of optimized games. Point - the game has issues of it's own - Fallout: New Vegas PC Issues - Bethesda Softworks Forums

BTW - System specs might help us answer some of your "performance" questions. Also see this - Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

Edit - I see they're posted on page 1 instead of under "My System Specs"
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22 Dec 2010   #16
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsmith123 View Post
about changing the unit allocation size of a formatted usb, does that have any bearing on the performance, can readyboost help with those load pauses you get when loading directly off the hdd or is it only possible to eliminate them with an ssd?
Not sure how many different ways this can be said: ReadyBoost will do nothing for you. It would be wise to rid yourself of any notions to the contrary. Whoever told you ReadyBoost would improve game performance does not know what he/she is talking about. Whoever told you a system with as much RAM as yours would benefit from ReadyBoost does not know what they're talking about.
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22 Dec 2010   #17
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Agreed. With 4gig of RAM, ready boost isn't going to give you much of anything. Look elsewhere for performance improvements in gaming and forget ready boost.

The other thing you can do is to see for yourself. USB thumb drives are expensive. You can then let us know what you see/gained.
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23 Dec 2010   #18
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

You can always fire up the resource monitor, and add the readyboost data thing, too see if its actually being used (to a positive means). tutorial here . (also on sevenforums, i think, but this is the one i used first )

I have checked that on various apps (mainly newer games), and it used most of the cache on the usb, rather than all of my ram. It made things a little more stable in my experience. But like everybody else said, if you have more than 3-4 gigs of ram, then its pretty much useless.
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