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i have a 1 gig sd cadd that im useing as r-b does it really do anything could someone explain the benifits,thanks
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i have a 1 gig sd cadd that im useing as r-b does it really do anything could someone explain the benifits,thanks
If you are running half a gig or so of RAM. Then ready boost can speed it up. 1 Gig or more and it really doesn't help they say. It's for RAM starved machines.
Basically it will use the flash drive instead of using the windows swap disk. If you have to use the swap disk because you don't have enough RAM. Then it will speed it up.
Looks like you have 4 gigs. Ready boost would probably never kick in
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If you are running half a gig or so of RAM. Then ready boost can speed it up. 1 Gig or more and it really doesn't help they say. It's for RAM starved machines.
well thats not me then,ive been useing it for downloading works great for that just a little hard drive.
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well thats not me then,ive been useing it for downloading works great for that just a little hard drive.
Yes. I love my little flash drive. I sometimes even use it for folding. When I first bought Vista and I only had 512megs of RAM. The ready boost did kick in then
    
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it slows my pc down
    
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It improved the loading speeds of my Laptop by a good 15-25%.. Dedicated my Unused cameras 16GB SD card to the memory...
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I've used everything from a 1gig sd to an 8gig thumbdrive and it didn't do a thing as far as I can tell.Tried both sig and lappy b4 i added the extra gig.Best bet is to just buy more ram since it's so cheap anyway.
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really havent noticed any diff. but i have 4 gigs of ram i was just messin around never used my sd card but it works great for d-ding tho,my 2 gig memory stick doesnt work for some reason its a micro that suxs
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max usable space under 32bit is 2GB, 4GB under 64bit.....anything over that doesn't get used
    
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Its when your system has like 512mb of ram i believe and the os caches the mem from the usb stick. Its a good feature IMO.

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it slows my pc down
Thats basicly because it stores just like it would a hard drive when you run low on virtual mem. Its not RAM or "RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY" Thus why it isnt fast. They are not fast as ram but they do the job.
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