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Windows 7: ReadyBoost - Setup and Use

31 Mar 2011   #60
freedomdoc

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

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Is there a way on 7 to make the readyboost your primary (possibly only) cache?
Hello 24x24,

Since you will have to have RAM installed in your computer for it to run, then no. If you have very little RAM, say 512MB, then it would use ReadyBoost a lot more. However, using ReadyBoost instead of having more RAM would decrease your computer's performance. RAM is always faster.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My laptop has 1G (1000 megs!) and yet ReadyBoost clearly makes it more snappy and responsive. But not nearly as much as running Linux on the same hardware.
Linux is far more responsive on 1G than Win7 with or without ReadyBoost. Personally I am fine with running Linux only, but I have some responsibilities that involve running Windows, so anything to speed that up is nice.


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31 Mar 2011   #61
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Freedomdoc,

Yes, with 1GB of RAM installed ReadyBoost will help your performance, but not as much as adding more RAM instead. That's all I was saying mate.

You might also check the items in this tutorial to see if they may be able to help performance some more as well.

Optimize Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Oct 2011   #62
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I have a 8 GB Flash Drive but I also have 2-3 gigs of files in it. Btw, I can't put more than 2 GB in my inspiron and I alread have 2gb RAM in it so if I use ready boost, let's say I use two gigs from my flash drive. Would it work? Can I still store files on my flash drive.
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17 Oct 2011   #63
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pragnesh,

Yes, you will be able to have your 8GB USB flash drive to be used with ReadyBoost, and still be able to store files on it.

However, you may not notice any difference in performance though since you do have 2 GB of RAM. ReadyBoost is mostly meant for systems that do not meet the required amount of RAM installed.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Oct 2011   #64
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Ok. Some people, including on this forum, have been able to install more RAM on Inspiron E1505, so well it doesnt hurt to try.
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17 Oct 2011   #65
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It certainly won't hurt anything and is worth a try. Please let us know how it went.
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17 Oct 2011   #66
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Um, noticed a bit of a difference but not that much though.
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17 Oct 2011   #67
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, at least you got a bit of a gain though.
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19 Dec 2011   #68
stsaerox

Windows 7 Home premium x64
 
 

Please if you like add some more information about this. I recently used a 16GB memory stick and I only 4GB where available for readyboost.... And that because I had to change file system:

From fat32 to Ntfs (or maybe exfat) to use more or all available memory
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19 Dec 2011   #69
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Stsaerox. Note added to help.
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