Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Readyboost 32 and 64 bit versions

11 Nov 2009   #1
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Readyboost 32 and 64 bit versions

Will Windows 7 64-bit make more use of Readyboost flash drives, as 64-bit is better enabled to make more use of Ram? Or is it the same between 32- and 64-bit versions?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Nov 2009   #2
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

ReadyBoost is not RAM. It's somewhat analogous to having a pagefile on an SSD.

Hence, the "bitness" of the OS won't have any direct correlation on the effectiveness of ReadyBoost supplementation, and I wouldn't recommend going to 64-bit purely for that reason, unless somebody's doing it to experiment in which case good on them

With RAM prices as low as they are currently, throwing another couple o' gigs in there will improve performance much more than readyboost.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2009   #3
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
ReadyBoost is not RAM. It's somewhat analogous to having a pagefile on an SSD.

Hence, the "bitness" of the OS won't have any direct correlation on the effectiveness of ReadyBoost supplementation, and I wouldn't recommend going to 64-bit purely for that reason, unless somebody's doing it to experiment in which case good on them

With RAM prices as low as they are currently, throwing another couple o' gigs in there will improve performance much more than readyboost.
No, I already have 64-bit installed. I was just wondering if Readyboost made better use of it in a 64 bit environment, or if it was about the same as 32-bit.
Does Readyboost really make that much of a difference? It's hard to tell for me, as I have a machine running 64-bit Pro with 3 gigs of ram already existent in the PC.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Nov 2009   #4
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
Does Readyboost really make that much of a difference? It's hard to tell for me, as I have a machine running 64-bit Pro with 3 gigs of ram already existent in the PC.
It can make a difference to machines under heavy memory pressure, either because of low amounts of RAM, lots of large processes running concurrently (a high "commit charge"), or both.

In most cases you won't notice the slightest difference on a machine with 3GB used as a typical home computer. If it only had 512MB or a gig...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2009   #5
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
Does Readyboost really make that much of a difference? It's hard to tell for me, as I have a machine running 64-bit Pro with 3 gigs of ram already existent in the PC.
It can make a difference to machines under heavy memory pressure, either because of low amounts of RAM, lots of large processes running concurrently (a high "commit charge"), or both.

In most cases you won't notice the slightest difference on a machine with 3GB used as a typical home computer. If it only had 512MB or a gig...
Okay, thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Readyboost 32 and 64 bit versions




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Previous Versions not working-There are no previous versions available
Hi, Whenever I try to restore a file (right click > "Restore previous versions") that I know has recently changed, I see: "There are no previous versions available" on the file's "Previous Versions" tab. I've been running Windows 7 x64 Business for a long time now, and I have never seen it...
Performance & Maintenance
Before using ReadyBoost...
I am thinking of using ReadyBoost to see if it will augment an old pc with 3gb ram W7 x32 (old pc Asus AMD K8 3Ghz, ATI 256mb agp card) just to see if there will be a significant change or not. I have read the lengthy post about it and that got me interested really. Is there like a resource monitor...
Performance & Maintenance
ReadyBoost?
So, I recently found out that my Windows 7 computer is only running on 4GB of memory. I can't believe that I left it like this. Naturally, I want a cheap alternative to getting larger memory cards, so I was wondering about this ReadyBoost system that they have in Windows 7. I tried it out and gave...
Performance & Maintenance
readyboost in new win 7
I have an older M/B (giga byte EP45-UD3P VER 1) with 4 gig of ram.Would readyboost help at all.If so what size of a usb drive or mult drives help . They are cheap enough.
Performance & Maintenance
SSD and Readyboost
Hello all, I've got an older Dell Inspiron laptop that has only 512mg ram. I swapped out the mechanical hard drive for an SSD. It's made a huge difference in running W7. I partitioned the drive into a System and Data drive and W7 said I could use it for Readyboost. Since I only have...
Hardware & Devices
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?
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App