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I use ready boost and I noticed huge gains in games loading almost 50% faster!
I'm gonna tell you right now you don't now what you're talking about.
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I use ready boost and I noticed huge gains in games loading almost 50% faster!
Sig quality right there. I could only see readyboost giving you a boost that big if your hard drives were from 1990. At most a 1% gain, infact most tests i've seen show readyboost makes it slower with 4GB of ram and theres no gains after 2GB.
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What if you disable page file? would superfetching be any better by adding a 4-6 GB flash drives? I have 2 Flash drives coming (2GB each, and have one already)
    
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I use ready boost and I noticed huge gains in games loading almost 50% faster!
With a name likethat.... Im really gonna beleive that
    
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What if you disable page file? would superfetching be any better by adding a 4-6 GB flash drives? I have 2 Flash drives coming (2GB each, and have one already)
Should never go below a 1GB page file.
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I disabled my page file.
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post #17 of 28
Ready boost (which utilizes superfetch) and pagefile are two seperate things...

PageFile: Let's say you have three programs open, but are focused on one; that one gets priority for RAM usage, while the rest of the programs load some of their memory resources into the pagefile or virtual memory. Gets swapped back and forth, depending on what you are doing.

ReadyBoost: ReadyBoost is nothing more than a way to manage superfetch data; superfetch is collected with or without ReadyBoost enabled, and with or without a pagefile. The reason to use ReadyBoost is because the data transfer speeds are quicker than the alternative: the alternative is it gets built as an index file on you system HDD. It works like this: let's say the first thing you always do on your PC is check your email. Superfetch will build a profile on each user, which will "learn" your habits; i.e., what programs you run before lunch, after lunch, weekdays, weekends, when do you do maintenance, etc... when you go to launch your email, superfetch will have "predicted" that you were going to do this... as such, all the critical files associated with checking said email will already be loaded on the thumbdrive, or stored on your HDD if you don't use ReadyBoost, to be shot into memory the minute you click to open it.

Another thing: compression. ReadyBoost enables you to store up to 8GB of compressed data onto a 4GB thumbdrive, provided that the thumbdrive meets the minimum specs of course. While you could move the slider to use all 8GB of a 8GB thumbdrive, you will really only use 4. Restart, and check for yourself... you will have 4GB free on the thumbdrive
post #18 of 28
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NOOO

KB929777 UPDATE NOW

ITS BECAUSE YOU HAVE 4GB

theres versions for x32 and x64


and how is that flash drive? I just bought Two of those 4GB kits
Hopefully they listen to you...

Microsoft
For those running into the problem of BSOD when trying to run more then 3Gb of ram on Vista, you need to run the KB929777 hotfix from microsoft. This hotfix applies to Vista, both 32 bit and 64 bit, so download the corresponding update.
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I know right?... IDK how many ppl miss this update when getting 4GB...needs to be rolled into the vista disk for god sakes!
    
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post #20 of 28
Its included in SP1, I obtained a copy of Vista with SP1 intergrated (legally), and it installed fine with 4GB. Before I had to remove my ram each time I reformatted.

I'm really not sure how MS didn't catch this though when releasing vista. This single issue had me spend about 12 hours on the phone with microsoft over the course of a week until I finally found that fix.
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