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Windows 7: ReadyBoost - Setup and Use

20 Jul 2012   #80
eilhart

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ok, thank you. I'll try when I get home and report back. I'm having choppiness with a particular flash-like game. I think it will show if any performance is gained.

Obviously, it's not Ultimate (under join date) on my netbook. It's Home Premium. Ultimate is on my destop pc.


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20 Jul 2012   #81
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eilhart View Post
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However, you may not notice any increase in performance if your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements of 1 GB RAM for 32-bit Windows 7 OR 2 GB RAM for 64-bit Windows 7 installed.
I'm using Windows 7 on my netbook. It has 1 GB of RAM. Does that statement above mean I won't be able to get any performance increase from readyboost? Not a native speaker, so it confused me a bit.
It will completely depend on the amount of paging activity you have (e.g. when browsing the web RB cannot help) and on the speed of your USB stick. Test is with HD Tune. If the access time is around 1ms, then you can use it. If it is a lot slower, it may be counterproductive.
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21 Jul 2012   #82
eilhart

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

It didn't help with the game performance I was talking about (Monster Dash on Chrome browser). However, I noticed overall performance improvement as in unzipping files, moving files, starting applications etc. It felt faster responding than usual. I spared 2048 MB on my Toshiba 4 GB usb disc to use with Readyboost.

P.S. I tested usb disc with HD Tune. It gave 0.6 ms of access time.

I will test more today as well. I'm not sure why that game is so choppy. Maybe it requires a better CPU or better system overall.
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21 Jul 2012   #83
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am sure your game needs a faster CPU and especially a better graphics. And 0.6ms is a very good access time.
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21 Jul 2012   #84
eilhart

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ah, yeah I forgot about the graphics. GMABooster may help. I think it's Intel GMA 950. CPU is Intel Atom N270 (1.6 Ghz). Thanks for the help you guys.

I cannot give you any rep. It says to give someone else before giving you again. I think last time you helped me again. Was a long time before though.
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21 Jul 2012   #85
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Eilhart,

I'm happy to hear that your performance has improved. Thank you for posting back with your results. :)
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16 Sep 2012   #86
shine602

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

hi im using ready boost and the memory wont seem to show up or be usable can u help me with this problem? thanks in advannce.

~Shine602~
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16 Sep 2012   #87
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Shine, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post back with some screenshots of your USB key's "ReadyBoost" tab like under step 4, and of your Task Manager "Performance" tab before and after using ReadyBoost. :)
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16 Sep 2012   #88
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shine602 View Post
hi im using ready boost and the memory wont seem to show up or be usable can u help me with this problem? thanks in advannce.


~Shine602~
If you expect the ready boost storage to show up as RAM, then that is not so. The ready boost storage will only be used for an additional pagefile.
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24 Sep 2012   #89
naiduklr936

Windows 7 Home professional 64bit.
 
 
Need Ready Boost Soft.,

unable to download readybosst... could anyone please send me that software to this mail ADDRESS REMOVED
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