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    If you use ( ready boost ) from your system, put it on a flash drive and run off your flash drive. Can it make your computer any faster since you have low memory. I read about this, but I have no clue.
    On my Acer Aspire Ultrabook I got 4 gigs ram which on this ram your not able to upgrade it because it,s soldered to the motherboard. I did read about this well. No doubt a very stupid Acer design. I have SSD hard in it.

    Thanks Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckracer View Post
    If you use ( ready boost ) from your system, put it on a flash drive and run off your flash drive. Can it make your computer any faster since you have low memory. I read about this, but I have no clue.
    On my Acer Aspire Ultrabook I got 4 gigs ram which on this ram your not able to upgrade it because it,s soldered to the motherboard. I did read about this well. No doubt a very stupid Acer design. I have SSD hard in it.

    Thanks Chuck
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...e-performance/

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    If you have a very small amount of RAM (512 MB or so) and a very fast USB drive, you may see some increase in performance. With 4Gb of RAM installed, Ready Boost will probably never be called on.

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    It really depends on the amount of paging file activity and the speed of the hard drive, though this is lessened anyway by more RAM.

    ReadyBoost effectively doubles up on the smaller files stored in the paging file, allowing Windows the option of where to load them from - flash drives having much lower access times than HDD's, and Windows will load from the least busy/fastest available source.

    Generally, for the slowest machines, say 512MB-1GB RAM and a 5.400RPM HDD, many software loading times should be noticeably reduced (in the region of 8-15% quicker), especially on the 2nd and subsequent loads. Once the machine has 2GB RAM, this is less likely to be noticeable but it's still loading software quicker. With 4GB RAM and a faster, 7,200 drive, you're very unlikely to notice any benefit, though in real terms, it's probably still saving several seconds to a minute or more of loading time per working session.

    One drawback is that boot times may become longer, as the flash drive has to be populated afresh each time.

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    Thanks Guys, this makes sense. Iam not going to use ready boost. My bootup time is great. I got that great FREE EDITION called ( boot racer ) on bootup it tells you bootup time. Mine varies around 38 seconds, not bad at all. Thanks, Chuck

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