Need suggestions fro ReadyBoost Setup

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Sher, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Sher

    Sher Guest

    Ok, I've currently 512 MB RAM installed in my PC, with Vista Ultimate Edition.

    I'm thinking of buying the Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash(Enhanced for
    Windows ReadyBoost) in 1 GB size.

    I would like to know, if this is the right setup... because, currently
    Kingston is offering in "1 GB" and "2 GB" only(for ReadyBoost).

    If that's the right setup, what are the best settings for that setup?

    Regards,
    Sher.
     
    Sher, Feb 19, 2007
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  2. When you plug in your USB memory stick MS Vista will take a quick look at it
    to see if it is ready boost capable. If it is then you are offered a choice
    of whether you want the ready boost or not and then you choose how much of
    your memory stick you wish to use for the ready boost.

    regards
    Robert
     
    RR Johnson Jr., Feb 19, 2007
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  3. Sher

    AJR Guest

    ReadyBoost is not an addition to RAM. It provides a "boost" to page file
    usage (Virtual memory).
     
    AJR, Feb 20, 2007
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  4. You'll get a bigger performance boost by buying another 512M of RAM.
    ReadyBoost speeds up disk paging, but more RAM reduces the need for it,
    which is even better.

    Staiger
     
    Steve Thackery, Feb 20, 2007
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  5. Get more RAM. Do not think that a USB thumb drive used in readyboost mode is
    a replacement for what you don't have.

    Any Ultimate PC I have seen in the stores have 2 gig of RAM installed.

    You need a lot more than what you currently have.

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    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
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    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 20, 2007
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  6. If your only reason for getting the USB key is for Ready Boost, it'd be a
    better idea to put that money into either another 512MB or 1GB of additional
    RAM.

    If you need a USB key to transfer files, as well, then the 2GB would work
    better (~1GB for Readyboost and another 1GB for your files to transfer).
     
    Dustin Harper, Feb 20, 2007
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