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post #11 of 20
actually the graph is quite deceptive. They only show that with 512 MB of ram what readyboost can do. They dont show what it could do if you had 1 GB, 2GB, or 3GB. I think It is a gimic because I am sure you have more then 512 MB of RAM
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
i got you now

it shows 512MB of ram with readyboost? am i right?

and my laptop has 8GB of DDR3 1333 Ram

seriously if it shaves a couple of seconds of things surly it is worth buying a £15, 16GB SD card
...seriously?...

Dude, a 16GB card will do nothing, at all, because your RAM is functioning at 1333MHz, the fastest that SD card is going to function wouldn't even be as fast as crappy DDR2 667 RAM...

ReadyBoost is simply a last resort for someone who has a complete crap system with half a gig to 1GB of RAM at most, that's the ONLY time it'll make a difference...
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Originally Posted by eclipseaudio4 View Post
actually the graph is quite deceptive. They only show that with 512 MB of ram what readyboost can do. They dont show what it could do if you had 1 GB, 2GB, or 3GB. I think It is a gimic because I am sure you have more then 512 MB of RAM
yeah you are properly right, it will properly only make a fraction of a second difference.
    
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I tried it on my laptop when I first got it last year. With 1gig of ram it did help some. With 2, 3, or 4 gig there was absolutely NO difference. I couldn't test with more than that as it is limited to 4gig max.
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post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by C-bro View Post
And RAM is what?

You are not reading the graph correctly. The only cases where they use ReadyBoost is when it says "+ ReadyBoost". The large gains at the top of the graph are a result of replacing the 512MB of RAM with 1GB, 2GB, and 3GB instead of using ReadyBoost.
Exactly.

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Originally Posted by eclipseaudio4 View Post
actually the graph is quite deceptive. They only show that with 512 MB of ram what readyboost can do. They dont show what it could do if you had 1 GB, 2GB, or 3GB. I think It is a gimic because I am sure you have more then 512 MB of RAM
How is it deceptive? It's plain as day in showing that readyboost only helps with tiny amounts of system memory.

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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
yeah you are properly right, it will properly only make a fraction of a second difference.
It would probably be slower. Most SD cards aren't even as fast as a decent harddrive.
Edited by Blameless - 9/4/10 at 6:16pm
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post #16 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
i got you now

it shows 512MB of ram with readyboost? am i right?

and my laptop has 8GB of DDR3 1333 Ram

seriously if it shaves a couple of seconds of things surly it is worth buying a £15, 16GB SD card
Then why would you possibly need more "memory"? I have 6GB in my sig rig and I never use more than about 4GB with it. Unless you are working with HUGE images in photoshop, I don't see the point in needing even 8GB.
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i would guess using ready boost on your system would make it slower. by a lot.
post #18 of 20
Lower is better on the graph. Just throwing that out there.
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post #19 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
seriously if it shaves a couple of seconds of things surly it is worth buying a £15, 16GB SD card
Right. But it won't.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
yeah you are properly right, it will properly only make a fraction of a second difference.
Deathhawk (I think it was him - he's the dude with the ~24 drive array on the NCIX forums) says Readyboost is crap and on systems with lots of memory and fast drives it actually slows stuff down.

I've never verified it, but that's good enough for me!

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It would probably be slower. Most SD cards aren't even as fast as a decent harddrive.
So true. Most USB sticks actually have less IOPS than 7200RPM HDDs.
     
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I just bought a new motherboard and only had 2GB of memory on hand to use with it and so I grabbed a spare 32GB usb i had laying around and i was very very impressed with the speed difference.

I will be installing 8GB of DDR3 1333 memory shortly.
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