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Windows 7: readyboost oddity's

17 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 64bit proffesional
readyboost oddity's

Hi im useing 2 sandisk 8 gb flash drives pretty sure version 2.0. I've formatted them as exfat and even tryed 32fat the problem im haveing is there not showing up in the stand by memory, shown in the resource moniter id really like to know why i know that higher end machines dont benfit as much as lower end machines ,also useing 64 bit and im not sure if this might help but im useing overclocked ram. at the very least I've read articles that say it should be showing up as stand by in the windows resource moniter right?

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18 Feb 2010   #2

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Have look here:

ReadyBoost - Setup and Use
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18 Feb 2010   #3

windows 7 64bit proffesional

Ty for your Response cookie for ya I hope they make it so we can see it by default in windows 7's resource moniter. any idea if and when they might?
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18 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

ReadyBoost is just a cache, that SuperFetch pulls small chunks from instead of the slower HDD. It won't increase memory or anything relating to that.
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18 Feb 2010   #5

windows 7 64bit proffesional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
ReadyBoost is just a cache, that SuperFetch pulls small chunks from instead of the slower HDD. It won't increase memory or anything relating to that.
so that woulden't benfit a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive? I kinda was hopeing that it would help take some of the strain off the ram to free up more for gameing, for lower ended computers I had herd it does wonders but for higher ended computers no such luck, ill do some more research on super fetch. many thanks for pointing me in the right direction if you have anything further to comment i'd appreciate it i keep on checking back on this post
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18 Feb 2010   #6

W7, Xp Pro


I think more ram maybe ?
I think your computer can take 8GB Ram. ?

You won't find any more better answers on readyboost.
Not needed on yours.

If it makes you feel better....?? Why not.

Waste of a stick though.
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18 Feb 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Ready Boost is completely useless for your system - and I mean completely. All it buys you is some overhead. Use the nice sticks for something else and forget Ready Boost. I believe you have the wrong idea of what Ready Boost does. If you are interested, read this: Windows Administration: Inside the Windows Vista Kernel: Part 2
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