Windows 7: Readyboost

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  1. Posts : 4,927
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #40

    nate42nd said:
    I am having problems with readyboost. I will enable the 2GB flash drive. It has enough speed. Everything runs fine for a while. Then it says there is not enough space to use it because there is a READYBOOST file on the stick? I have to format it and enable it again. I am going crazy trying to figure out what to do. It keeps quitting. Has anyone else seen this?

    Try format the drive to NTFS.
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  2. Posts : 26
    Windows 7
       #41

    bummpr said:
    What do you mean...no more 4GB limit??? I have a 16GB stick and the slider value to set up the Readyboost will not go any higher than 4GB.
    Format your drive with the new exFAT if you are using Win 7 and you can make your readyboost file larger. I have an 8GB express card in my notebook and am using all of it for readyboost.

    Lance
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  3. Posts : 2,036
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #42

    swarfega said:
    Try format the drive to NTFS.
    Okay....I did not know this made a difference. I will try that. Thank you.
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  4. Posts : 936
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
       #43

    NTFS makes no difference...except your both cores will be more busy..so more hot..so shorten your laptop battery...this was "ok tested" by me on Vista,when arrived(I purchased a thumb drive to dedicate it for RB)..same story on Win7 side...there is no alternative to physical RAM.
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  5. Posts : 4,663
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #44

    [quote=swarfega;67151]Since I have 4gb actual ram, I figure that Ill stick to using 4gb readyboost to match.

    Are we talking a major improvement Swarfega?

    I have 4GB of Corsair Dominator and a 4GB flash drive. If I use it in readyboost will I really notice the difference?

    What kind of apps would we be talking about?

    Cheers,John
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  6. Posts : 73
    Windozer 7 - 7068
       #45

    nokian73me said:
    NTFS makes no difference...except your both cores will be more busy..so more hot..so shorten your laptop battery...this was "ok tested" by me on Vista,when arrived(I purchased a thumb drive to dedicate it for RB)..same story on Win7 side...there is no alternative to physical RAM.
    Yep, as USB on 100% load will use over 2ghz of CPU, I cant see how this is practical.
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  7. Posts : 936
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
       #46

    [quote=johnwillyums;73420]
    swarfega said:
    Since I have 4gb actual ram, I figure that Ill stick to using 4gb readyboost to match.

    Are we talking a major improvement Swarfega?

    I have 4GB of Corsair Dominator and a 4GB flash drive. If I use it in readyboost will I really notice the difference?

    What kind of apps would we be talking about?

    Cheers,John
    Friend,as I mentioned in my previous post-the usb thumb drive I bought was Transend 4GB one-if you dont want to blow your pc in heat(hoping u not living in a Snowstorm chill)-simply dont use.Physical RAM may cost a bit more than Thumb drive,but it is most practical than readyBoost.RAM is accessed more rapidly than USB drive,also windows doesnot write the crital data on the usb drive(this is for your safety,it is programmed in such a way,so that if you remove the usb drive suddenly,the system will not hang-have you ever tried to remove the RAM when running?-dont experiment it-but it will freeze your system)..so those who are dreaming of using USB drive as RAM replacement-FORGET it.I think no body here is using systems with 512MB RAM-if he/she does,he/she is the person who will be benifitted by readyBoost..You can Goggle with ReadyBoost to see the real world results while running various system intense programs/games and using Vs not using RB in various RAM configaration...
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  8. Posts : 195
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #47

    I have been using ReadyBoost for about a year with a Vista system. With a few applications, it makes a big difference having it, and with others, no noticeable difference. I use a photo cataloging application called Thumbs Plus. It keeps track of my photos and is handy for searching for particular pictures. It uses some sort of Microsoft database for that. Without ReadyBoost, it takes up to 30 seconds for Thumbs to come up. It's a bit faster if I've recently used it. With ReadyBoost it takes about one second to be up and ready to work, even after recently rebooting. I say that's a real world improvement. I also get a bit better performance from PaintShopPro XII with ReadyBoost.

    I added a 4GB ReadyBoost drive to my HTPC running Windows 7. My DVR application appears to perform it's post-process a little faster with ReadyBoost - maybe. What I did notice is starting the play of a HD shows is faster with ReadyBoost. This is not very dramatic at all and not very practical as it is with ThumbsPlus.

    Bye.
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  9. Posts : 4,663
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #48

    Thanks for the reply Nokian. I figured it wouldn't be that simple. Don't know why I'm bothered anyway as everything seems to run fast enough for me and my think speed.
    I had considered another 4gb of the corsair dominator internal ram but I read varied reports as to whether that's worthwhile. I'm currently running at 1066mhz and I believe I'd have to go down to 800mhz if I put in another 4gb.
    Sounds like Ready Boost is only good for people with 512mb of RAM. But why don't they get overheating problems?

    Cheers, john:)
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  10. Posts : 14
    WinXP, Ubuntu, Win 7
       #49

    johnwillyums said:
    Sounds like Ready Boost is only good for people with 512mb of RAM. But why don't they get overheating problems?
    Cheers, john:)
    I have 12gb of RAM and readyboost still has its uses, in two situations. One, I use a lot of 3d apps (Maya, Mudbox, Zbrush) and some will suck up all 12gb no problem, so it to have a faster swap is nice. The second is with a 32bit app (in this case Zbrush) where it cannot access the extra RAM so it will will swap out quickly even though I have plenty to spare. For these cases it works pretty good, I have timed it to do certain processes and there is a noticable speedup.
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