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How beneficial is it?

 

I'm wondering if it's worth getting a 8 Gigabyte Flash Drive to use with it.


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How beneficial is it?

 

I'm wondering if it's worth getting a 8 Gigabyte Flash Drive to use with it.

 

Depends entirely on what kind of hardware you already have.


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How beneficial is it?

 

I'm wondering if it's worth getting a 8 Gigabyte Flash Drive to use with it.

 

Depends entirely on what kind of hardware you already have.

 

A 4GB RAM and a ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics Card.

 

AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor.


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Wouldn't be any use for you. It only makes a real difference for computers that has 1GB- RAM. That is except if you have an excessive amount of programs open that take a lot or RAM and fills it up until it runs low.

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You would probably also need a 64-bit OS (If you don't have one already) to make use of it. Ready boost is sort of a last resort, and for the price of an 8GB USB stick you could probably get one or two GB more of RAM anyway, which would be more effective.


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Going back to Vista examples (not sure if anyone has repeated similar tests in 7)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2163/6

 

Readyboost showed anything from nothing to major gains on some operations with 512MB RAM (1GB readyboost)

 

Very marginal gains with 1GB RAM when using readyboost (4GB)

 

 

With 4GB RAM, readyboost is unlikely to generate any improvment, unless you are actually running deep into pagefile usage from large or many programs

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