Re: new to vista - ready boost?
Is the 1gb limit due to your BIOS? what is the make/model of the pc/lpt a
bios upgrade may solve this issue, most bios upgrade can be done with a GUI
installer so its not hard to do.
you can use ready boost it will help a bit but wont be like having a memory
upgrade, but vista will work fine, just turn off the the extra's for best
performance, the Windows7 beta will (as far as i know) lockout after Aug1st
so as great as win7 is best to stick with vista on your current setup, make
sure if you go for ready boost the specs of the usb flash drive are met, i.e
USB 2 (does your mainboard support this) The device must be capable of 2.5
MB/s read speeds for 4 KB random reads spread uniformly across the entire
device and 1.75 MB/s write speeds for 512 KB random writes spread uniformly
across the device.
go for a 2gb memory stick or 4gb (only 3gb will be recomended by MS) and see
how it goes, its worth the small cost involved,
let us know how it goes.
"MilesAhead" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> tigertim71;994904 Wrote:
>> I installed Vista after my XP became corrupt (long story...).
>> Have noticed that it's using 510-560 MB RAM at idle! I have a total of
>> 1024 RAM. If I get a 4GB ready boost compatible USB/flash card will it
>> make a difference or is it a waste of money and only to be used if Vista
>> is chewing up more than 1024 MB?
> If your ram is limited to 1 GB see if you can put W7 beta on. I have
> Pentium 4 with 1 GB ram and W7 beta ran quite well on it(no Aero just
> basic theme but it was plenty snappy.) If you can then at least you can
> use the machine until the beta deadline. Then buy something with more
> "I don't want to belong to any club that would have me as a member."
> - Groucho Marx