How can I tell if ReadyBoost is working?
Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:26 AM
Based on the Windows 7 training I had before it came out, it said ReadyBoost is basically a cheap RAM upgrade, but I haven't been able to see any difference.
Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:00 AM
Not sure what training you're talking about, but whatever it was, it was wrong. It might have the side effect that things load faster, but it won't increase RAM storage capacity (and I don't believe you can put the paging file on a removable flash volume either, so that won't help).
Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:15 AM
Disabling compression can improve CPU usage and decrease battery consumption.
Enabling compression may be necessary for systems with a low amount of RAM or cache space, to ensure that the necessary pages can be stored.
* For a portable computer with 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM, we recommend using a fast internal flash device with a cache size of at least 4 GB, to avoid the need for cache compression.
* For a portable computer with 2 GB or more of RAM, we recommend using a fast internal flash device with a cache size of at least 8 GB, to avoid the need for cache compression.
This post has been edited by ricktendo64: 12 August 2010 - 11:16 AM
Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:24 PM
Actually, yes, one can, thanks to karyonix (for Win 7 inclusive)!
However you'll need a helluva fast pendrive (Corsair Flash Voyager GTR comes to mind) for it to be worth the trouble.