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john19055
07-10-08, 02:37 PM
With windows Vista Ultimate 64bit ,does readyboost help anything if you have 4gigs of memory installed or does it still help some with loading programs a little faster.

crainger
07-10-08, 06:11 PM
If you have 2Gb or more, Readyboost makes no difference at all. Machines with less than 1Gb can see rather large increases in performance though.

grey_1
07-10-08, 07:00 PM
Agreed. I see 0 difference with or without, so I just disable it.

ViN86
07-10-08, 09:44 PM
Agreed. I see 0 difference with or without, so I just disable it.

+1

i got a usb drive for it, then realized it was useless, and ditched the idea lol.

betterdan
07-11-08, 07:35 AM
I tried readyboost on my wife's laptop that has 3gb ram and it did load windows maybe a few seconds faster. Not anything really noticeable.

kam03
07-11-08, 10:02 AM
I tried readyboost on my wife's laptop that has 3gb ram and it did load windows maybe a few seconds faster. Not anything really noticeable.

few seconds faster? i thought ready boost starts working after windows loads up?

crainger
07-11-08, 10:03 AM
Nope, it's designed to assist load times also. This feature is more for the hybrid SSD/Magnetic laptop drives that appeared briefly.

Tr1cK
07-11-08, 10:04 AM
few seconds faster? i thought ready boost starts working after windows loads up?

I think you are getting confused with SuperFetch :tiki:

crainger
07-11-08, 10:11 AM
Has anyone ever told you that your dog looks like Snowy from the Adventures of Tin Tin, well except he isn't white. ::D:

http://www.hapaculture.com/life/kids/raishapa/TintinSnowy2.jpg

Tr1cK
07-11-08, 10:16 AM
Has anyone ever told you that your dog looks like Snowy from the Adventures of Tin Tin, well except he isn't white. ::D:

http://www.hapaculture.com/life/kids/raishapa/TintinSnowy2.jpg

lol no

He is the same breed as Toto though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairn_Terrier

crainger
07-11-08, 10:20 AM
OMFG!

He is from the Scottish Highlands just LIKE THE

SCOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTY DOOOOOOOG!

http://www.kennels.co.uk/images/Ter.ScottishTerrier.jpg

/offtopic

Tr1cK
07-11-08, 10:22 AM
http://www.kennels.co.uk/images/Ter.ScottishTerrier.jpg


wicked goatee, coot and i are jealous

Bman212121
07-11-08, 09:11 PM
Has anyone done a comparison pre and post SP1? Last thing I remember about it was SP1 was supposed to fix some issues with readyboost. The main problem with it was that everytime you turned on the pc it had to recopy all of the data to the drive, which made booting slower.

Tho Jo Smale
07-11-08, 10:38 PM
I use it with 2gb and it's hardly noticeable.....but I've got like 5 USB jump drives kicking around here so I figure WTH why not? right?


On my GF's laptop....with only 1gb of ram....it makes quite a difference.



JC

Mr Bigman
07-11-08, 11:04 PM
You could use it with 4 gigs of ram and turn off swapfile and let flash memory use what swapfile did.

Say you have a 2 gig flash drive and 4 gig system ram you have 6 gig of ram and disabling swap won't hurt it any.

crainger
07-12-08, 02:50 AM
Disabling swap always hurts, Windows really needs the swap, when it foesn't have it even if there is 16gb of RAM.

betterdan
07-12-08, 05:37 AM
Excuse me Mr. Crainger but did you just disagree with The Mr. BigMan? :wtf: