Vista Home Basic and ReadyBoost


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Andrew Kennedy

Hi

I have a USB stick that works with ReadyBoost. Is it possible to increase
the RAM for graphics using the stick or is this limited to what's on the
chip?

Thanks

Andrew
 
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Paul Montgomery

I have a USB stick that works with ReadyBoost. Is it possible to increase
the RAM for graphics using the stick or is this limited to what's on the
chip?

Limited to what's on the chip.
 
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Pufnstuf

Limited to what's on the chip.

Not if it's a video chip built into the mb. With those you can
increase/decrease the amount of system ram they can use. But of course
ready boost is of no help there because all it does is cache frequently
used files and had nothing to do with how much ram an onboard video chip
can use. Only reason to use ready boost is if you don't have much system
ram to begin with. If you have 2GB or more of system ram on Vista there is
no benefit to using ready boost.
 
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AJR

Regarding "...If you have 2GB or more of system ram on Vista there is no
benefit to using ready boost...." - a common misconception about ReadyBoost.
ReadyBoost is not an adjunct to RAM - it works in concert with Superfetch,
ReadyBoot and Vista.

Performance depends on read/write specs of the ReadyBoost device and type of
HD activity - if Vista can utilize ReadyBoost then non-sequential
read/writes are directed to the device and sequential to the HD. ReadyBoost
is usually not utilized in desktops due to the increased specs of HDs - it
is however desirabale for laptops (lower spec and rotaional speed HDs).

ReadyBoost assists Vista in "cataloging" application and virttual memory
usage to increase boot time and provide information to the defrag utility
for arranging space layout.
 

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