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Is there any real benefit in using a ready boost drive in Windows 7 (64bit)? Would it be better just to install the total amount of RAM instead? Read More
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Is there any real benefit in using a ready boost drive in Windows 7 (64bit)? Would it be better just to install the total amount of RAM instead?
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Ready boost does nothing due to the slow speed of USB drives ,
How much RAM do you have and why do you think you need extra ?.

Edited By: tonyg1962 on Dec 26, 2010 14:01
#2
tonyg1962
Ready boost does nothing due to the slow speed of USB drives ,
How much RAM do you have and why do you think you need extra ?.


There is 2Gb installed, the most it will take is 4Gb. I generally install the most RAM on a new PC / Laptop.

Edited By: Predikuesi on Dec 26, 2010 14:02
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Windows rarely uses more than 1.5gb of Ram but if you have onboard graphics using some of your RAM and you do a lot of high Ram processing IE: video processing or using many programmes at once then you may notice a slight improvement with another 2gb,
#4
Thanks tony. I have ordered the extra 2Gb as it is under £20 so wont hurt the wallet too much.
#5
2Gb is ok. However with SSDs dropping in price as of late it may be time to invest in one of those.

The cheap Kingston SSD I bought back in April gave my old Thinkpad a serious speed boost (especially when switching between applications).

Edited By: SUMMONER on Dec 26, 2010 14:14
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dcx_badass
I've read it makes quite a decent improvement, this was on a tech site and members experience, the flash drives die quickly please.


flash drive hater! :p


OP 4gb real ram will be more than enough.
#7
4gb is the sweet spot, I upgraded to 8 for the sake of it last week.

Well, in truth I was considering ditching/minimising my pagefile as I have installed an SSD. I have actually moved it on to a standard drive to reduce writes cycles but it is potentially slowing my machine down.

Edited By: MBeeching on Dec 26, 2010 15:39

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