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hello all!

wanted to start off and say thank you all for any help in advance!!!


ok, down to the cold hard truth!...


ok, i have 4 gigs of DDR2 ram. i am currently piecing together a new rig, but, my current system is low on ram so i bought a couple 16 gig USB sticks to use for ready boost so i can stop useing my HDDs for fake ram till i get my new rig built that will have 16+ gigs of ram on it.

im running into a prob...


i pop in the 2 USB sticks, use about 75% of both for ready boost so there is some room on them for "well, to be honest, so the bar is not red from being full hehe"


i goto propertys on my computer, goto hard drives, set fake ram size to 0 on all, click apply, restart pc...


start playing video games like normal, and a window pops up and says i am low on ram some programs might not work properly etc...


now, i had on my hard drives a total of 4096 megs for fake ram, i now have 24 gigs of ready boost.


is there something im doing wring?

or am i misunderstanding on how ready boost works?...
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ReadyBoost does not extend the amount of memory available. It is simply a cache used for random accesses (which flash drives are good at) for disk data which is expected to be read frequently by Windows.
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i see, so it dont work like fake ram like when you set up on your hard drive then.

ok, thank you very much for the fast reply!
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i see, so it dont work like fake ram like when you set up on your hard drive then.
ok, thank you very much for the fast reply!

If you are referring to the page file - then no it doesn't smile.gif
It's a cache used for fast access time for data that Windows predicts might be accessed randomly. Because flash drives are a lot faster at random seek and access than mechanical hard drives, this can increase performance.
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