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Old 11-11-2007, 04:32 AM   #1
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right ok..
I have windows vista and everytime i plug my USB stick in it says do you want to you windows ready boost now what is it?
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:52 AM   #2
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Basically it acts as a buffer so it can store things in it that it needs to access quicker than the hard drive. Not really necessary if you have 1 GB or more of memory.
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Basically it acts as a buffer so it can store things in it that it needs to access quicker than the hard drive. Not really necessary if you have 1 GB or more of memory.
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its basically more RAM, but its much slower than normal RAM, but its also faster than your HDD.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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Yeah. From my experiences it hasn't really helped that much, but there's some information from Microsoft themselves available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...eadyboost.mspx
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: Windows Vista Readboost

On desktop PCs, it helps but I feel the boost isn't as significant as it would be on a laptop (I guess it's because of slower RAM in my laptop). I had an older Compaq laptop that's noticeably faster with a USB drive with 1G ReadyBoost cache. It's not an instant speedup, of course but it helps is a system under memory pressure. If your system bogs down during operation because you're running a number of apps and the OS is swapping, then ReadyBoost will help.
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Yeah. From my experiences it hasn't really helped that much, but there's some information from Microsoft themselves available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...eadyboost.mspx
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I used it when I had vista and it actually worked pretty well. It didn't speed up the computer entirely but helped loading times. I only have a 512MB flash drive and used half of it but it still worked out pretty well.
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