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I just plugged in a new corsair flashdrive, and one of my options is to speed up my system with "ReadyBoost".

Is that like USB ram or something?
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Yes. It supposedly will use your thumbdrive as extra RAM, but results are iffy.
 

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Yeah, I'm seeing drops in load times even with 4GB of ram.

It's only about 1 second though.

Heh, what if I bought a USB hub and like six 4GB flashdrives. It'd be good for my school's crappy old computers. Portable power booster much
 

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Yeah, I'm seeing drops in load times even with 4GB of ram.

It's only about 1 second though.

Heh, what if I bought a USB hub and like six 4GB flashdrives. It'd be good for my school's crappy old computers. Portable power booster much


lol, I thought I was gonna be super clever when I tried to hook up my 500GB external HD and be like "504GB of RAM FTWWWW"

needless to say, it was a major fail. haha
 

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Yeah, I'm seeing drops in load times even with 4GB of ram.

It's only about 1 second though.

Heh, what if I bought a USB hub and like six 4GB flashdrives. It'd be good for my school's crappy old computers. Portable power booster much


USB transfers too slow you will still have the same problem

You do realize that 32bit windows can only see a max of 3.25gb right?
 

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you have 4GB of ram, disable the readyboost feature, and just set the flashdrive with pagefile. remove SOME pagefile from your OS drive.
 
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