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What is the best device for ReadyBoost?

I am trying to compensate for the cap 32bit vista places on ram.

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So you already did the /3GB item?

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No i didnt want to hamper the kernel memory

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thats why I didnt do It. I have been looking into the boot options to increase the amount of memory but i dont know if that would be any different it is kind of hard for me to understand.

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Why would that hamper kernel memory?

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We are well beyond the memory sizes where that would be an issue. Sadly I think they don't explain it well enough so people run off and try something else.

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how much kernal memory should i replace?

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Good question.

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Back at you. Why do this at all since in the past 100 machines I've been asked to help with this only ONE and only ONE owner had an application that was compiled to use more than 2.0GB.

Are you sure your applications will use this?

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i just found out about that myself...

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i just ran across that limitation myself aminute ago in an online guide... damn it seems like there is no way to get more speed for videogames or most otherthings... im assuming this limitation exists with any advantage 64bit windows brings as well? are there any 64 bit advantages that exist to a fair amount of average programs (i dont see how there could be but i thought id ask.) or any other system increase that could boost preformance, i have a 5.7 experience rating for my disk data transfer rate, everything else is at 5.9.

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Can we ask...

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will a new graphics card be better than using 2 hard drives?

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speed wise? it is quite expensive but i thought making a raid 0 might provide more overall improvement.

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With what goal?

For gaming, upgrading your graphics card will usually offer the best improvement. However, a new graphics card won't boost performance for file transfers or other hard drive-intensive tasks.

John

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Any high-speed flash drive...

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The average flash drive may or may not meet the speed requirements of ReadyBoost (50/50 chance), so although I object to the wording on the packaging, any marked 'includes ReadyBoost' or similar would be ideal. Of course, since one of your existing flash drives may be up to the task I would try them first...those marked with the ReadyBoost label are typically more expensive.

John

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Won't work

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It won't work if the goal is to get around the 4GB limit on RAM in the 32-bit Vista. That is a hardware limitation, it has nothing to do with Vista itself. In 32-bit mode, your CPU can only access 4GB of RAM.

The 64-bit version of Vista can access more memory because it's running in 64-bit mode. On the PC it's not a true 64-bit system, so really memory addressing is 48-bit, bit that's still considerably more RAM than a 32-bit OS could use.

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do you have an intergrated card reader?

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if so, you should go with a high speed, "class 6", SD HC card. the "class 6" rating ensures it has adequate minimum write speeds. (a device that can read 20+MB/sec can perform poorly as a ready boost device if its random write falls under 3MB/sec).

using a usb flash drive can be hit or miss since unlike SD HC there's no standard speed rating for a usb flash drive. go with the higher 'x'factor (123x), brand name, and cost. the cheapest 2GB flash drive probably isn't the fastest.

here are some recent benchmarks of a few models but usb flash drive models change all the time so this may be out-of-date.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/2gb-miniusb_10.html#sect0

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I am not sure... i have the gateway FX7020

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it has a mediacard 15in1 reader and a portable media drive bay... im assuming if i do its the 15in 1 reader but ive never used either yet accept in a vain attempt to use my headphones on the front jack.

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what SD HC card do you suggest?

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I looked at best buy this weekend and only found the normal flash drives.

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sandisk extreme iii sdhc are class 6

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extreme ii are class 4; regular are class 2.

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is there a greator class than class 6 sd cards?

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i havent found any so far. the card you named does look good though.

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(NT) Class 6 is the highest available at this time.

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