Windows 7: Readyboost

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  1. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #60

    nate42nd said:
    I would recommend it for those below the minimum system specs. I have it running on an old P4 system with 512MB of RAM and the 2 or 4 GB flash drive really helps. I have not purchased new RAM because it seems to run fine with 512MB of RAM and readyboost. FYI
    ohh yes i have been throught that route and yes it helps...
    its actually better (in my view) to have a separate readyboost drive (1gb or 2gb should be enough..) and then another for personal files as the readyboost drive will deteriorate a little faster since you are using the paging more...:)
    and that way you buy a the fastest flashdrive money can buy...
    though i would preffer at that point to just buy ram (i know they are some people with ddr ram and this does not apply as the price to value ratio does not justify the ram purchase
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  2. Posts : 195
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #61

    As I stated in another posting on this subject - ReadyBoost is effective in certain applications and of no value for many. I happen to have an application I use a lot that does benefit greatly from ReadyBoost, so I use it. While it does mildly benefit many applications, it may not be worth the trouble for many people.

    Bye.
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  3. Posts : 73
    Windozer 7 - 7068
       #62

    I wouldn't be using an expensive iPod as a readyboost drive even if it worked, flash memory has limited read/write cycles.
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  4. Posts : 5,747
    7600.20510 x86
       #63

    I have 1 GB DDR and a Readyboost stick set at recommended 840 MB. To be honest, I'm not sure if there is any performance increase but I like the assurance of running it anyhow. So if there is an increase, at least I know I'm benefiting from it lol.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows7
       #64

    I have RC 7100, when you insert the pendrive it gives you the option tu use it as ReadyBoost.
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  6. Posts : 93
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (clean install 8/05/2015)
       #65

    Unlimited ReadyBoost


    I have a HP Pavilion, a6230n, with an Athlon 64 X2 5600+. I upgraded video to a BFG 8500GT 512MB and replaced the stock power supply with an Ultra LSP 650, then added 8GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2 6400 - 800MHz memory and clean installed Windows 7 7100 64-bit Evaluation copy. My system is running with no problems, no crashes, and recognizes all 8 gig memory and is using 7.47 gig of a Cruzer 8GB USB Flash Drive as dedicated ReadyBoost. When I pluged a PNY 8GB Flash Drive in another USB port I was offered the opportunity to use that as ReadyBoost also. I guess the limit of 4GB and the use of multi-ReadyBoost devices has been lifted at least in the 64-bit version.
    Last edited by Charbroil57; 08 May 2009 at 00:17.
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  7. Posts : 167
    Windows XP
       #66

    Charbroil57, will you really be using >8gb of memory?
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  8. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #67

    Charbroil57 said:
    I have a HP Pavilion, a6230n, with an Athlon 64 X2 5600+. I upgraded video to a BFG 8500GT 512MB and replaced the stock power supply with an Ultra LSP 650, then added 8GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2 6400 - 800MHz memory and clean installed Windows 7 7100 64-bit Evaluation copy. My system is running with no problems, no crashes, and recognizes all 8 gig memory and is using 7.47 gig of a Cruzer 8GB USB Flash Drive as dedicated ReadyBoost. When I pluged a PNY 8GB Flash Drive in another USB port I was offered the opportunity to use that as ReadyBoost also. I guess the limit of 4GB and the use of multi-ReadyBoost devices has been lifted at least in the 64-bit version.
    the windows team blog talked about this i remember....:)
    some time ago they said the technology was matured enough to let readyboost be accessible by multiple devices....
    this now includes memory cards if they are fast enough..
    but im with TC...
    you already have 8gb...
    so why use readyboost?...
    at this point turning off the page file does heaps better to the system than having a cache file (which is what readyboost is...)
    Last edited by darkassain; 08 May 2009 at 18:37.
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  9. Posts : 93
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (clean install 8/05/2015)
       #68

    8 gig


    I'm not sure if my system will use all 8 gig memory and the 7.47 gig ReadyBoost, but it sure flies now compaired to before.
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  10. Posts : 167
    Windows XP
       #69

    ReadyBoost is only for those with about 512 MB of memory, and possibly 1 GB. I have never seen Vista use more than 1.5 GB of RAM. It makes no difference with sufficient RAM ... ~2GB.
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