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  • Started 5 years ago by billbonza
  • Latest reply from jack7h3r1pp3r
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billbonza
billbonza
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ive just been reading the geeks article about ram on lifehacker. Am i being stupid or cant you just plug in a suitable usb pen drive, say 4gb, into your port and use it as a "readyboost" to increase your ram? Works fine for me baby!

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whs
whs
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Well, RAM is RAM and USB stick is USB stick. They do not have the same effect. Yes, you might get a little performance boost with Ready Boost, but that is in no way a substitute for additional RAM. Just compare the access timings and data transfer rates and you will understand. The USB stick only gives you a small performance advantage over the HDD for the paging file. That's all.

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billbonza
billbonza
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thanks for the reply again. It seems that a lot of people dont like vista, especially the uac. I dont find it slow..but iv tweaked it a lot. ram isnt ram after all...

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whs
whs
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In this day and age where RAM costs so little, I prefer 4GB's over tweaking. This is a lot better use of resources.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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4GB AND tweaking...WOW!

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whs
whs
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No tweaking Lighthouse. I am the born antitweaker.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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As long as you're not a "born again" antitweaker. Then that's all right :)

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whs
whs
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Who knows, maybe I was a cow in my former life.

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thegeek
The Geek
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Are you saying that cows can't be tweaked?

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billbonza
billbonza
Posts: 242

I can do sarcasm..

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

cows can be tweaked a bit (i tried it) but didn't seem to go any faster. so i added more ram, but that didn't seem to work either. then i found out it had a virus so took care of that now it's running smoothly and real fast. :)

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