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Windows 7: Any reason to use Readyboost on Windows 7 X64 with 8GB?

23 Jul 2009   #31
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I used to run with ReadyBoost service disabled until I realized it's related to ReadyBoot and Superfetch. So even if you don't have a USB plugged in, you may want to leave the service enabled.

AFA pagefile or no pagefile, it's a religious argument that no amount of statistics or white papers will prove to the satisfaction of devotees of a particular strategy or setting. It's your computer. Try stuff. If it works, use it that way.


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23 Jul 2009   #32
billdo

Windows 7 x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Yes, I mean to set your pagefile = RAM x 1.0 or RAM x 1.5. For example, I have 8GB of RAM, and Windows suggested a 12GB page file. So, since I have 1TB of disk space and well over 850GB of free space, I figured why not.

Again, do I need a 12GB page file with 8GB RAM? Not likely.
Can I get the disk space back later if I need it? Yes.
You do not need a 12GB pagefile.That 1.5 x physical ram theory was used in the days of 256MB-512MB physical ram.

Just set your page file to 500MB-1GB so windows and apps will be happy
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23 Jul 2009   #33
johngalt

 

Better yet - let Windows set it by itself. The core code is a lot better at handling things like this than it was in the days of ME....
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23 Jul 2009   #34
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billdo View Post
You do not need a 12GB pagefile.That 1.5 x physical ram theory was used in the days of 256MB-512MB physical ram.
While I understand what you are saying, Windows always created 1 at 1x physical RAM, and suggested 1.5 x physical RAM when I changed it to being manually controlled...so not sure if it's still only applicable from the old days.

Like I said, I did a 1TB drive because it was cheap and still fast. I've got about 850+GB still free on it...so I figure why not. I've got a dedicated file server box at home....which stores all of my stuff for long term storage anyway...so disk space won't be an issue for quite some time.
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23 Jul 2009   #35
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

I think with a HDD one just leaves it at aoutomatic. I have 8 GB RAM and W7 allocated about 8 GB. On manual it recommends 11 GB. Either way, useless to optimize it. some legacy software definitely gets weird with not enough page file. there really is no benefiit to save some GB with today's HDDs.

However, if you have an SSD where each GB is uber-expensive, such optimization of the page-file size might be useful.
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23 Jul 2009   #36
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Better yet - let Windows set it by itself. The core code is a lot better at handling things like this than it was in the days of ME....
I thought if you set it manually and gave it a particular size, it didn't have to spend any time resizing it on the fly...plus having a dedicated size right off the bat kept the file contiguous...without any fragmentation. That's why I choose to manually set it and have given it a set size.
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23 Jul 2009   #37
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
kept the file contiguous...without any fragmentation...
When sys managed, the file is reset on each boot. It won't fragment any way if it is rarely referenced. Its primary function on a RAM rich platform is the allocation of nearly unlimited virtual memory.

Resizing on the fly is a performance consideration, however your earlier statements regarding modern disk performance are valid and apply here.
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15 Sep 2009   #38
grimmster

Windows 7 x64
 
 

So is there an easy answer? Win 7 64 bit and 4gb or more of system memory, do you need a usb drive for readyboost? I dont think it ever got answered.

I saw a post to open resource monitor, but what do I look for there to see if it is doing anything?
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15 Sep 2009   #39
Antman

 

Dive this a read:
ReadyBoost works, but not a miracle - istartedsomething

Aged to Vista, but I think it will get you going.
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15 Sep 2009   #40
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

8GB of RAM? Disable your pagefile, entirely.

ReadyBoost/SuperFetch is disabled, by default, it Win7 detects it's on SSD.
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