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  • I have an HP Tablet:

     

    1.2 ghz core duo

    3gb RAM

    100gb 4200 RPM HD

    Std. Intel Graphics

     

    My Windows Experience Index scores are as follows:

     

    Processor: 3.8

    RAM: 4.2

    Graphics: 3.1

    Gaming Graphics: 3.0

    Primary Hard Disk: 3.9

     

    I recently started using an old 256mb flash drive, formatted to fat32, as a readyboost device. I seemed to pick up a bit of performance.

     

    As my hard drive is my bottleneck in XP (hard drive light is constantly on when booting or first loading a program), I figured I'd give a much newer, blank, 8gb flash drive a shot. We'll see if it helps at all.

     

    Have you guys had any positive experiences with readyboost?

    Sunday, October 3, 2010 6:55 AM

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  • with your slow HDD it should give an improvement. But an old 256MB stick is maybe too slow.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Sunday, October 3, 2010 2:51 PM
  • I do see some additional performance by using both the 256mb stick and the 8gb stick. At any rate, it is much faster than XP that I have on here (granted, it's a three year old installation and is suffering quite a bit of winrot)
    Monday, October 4, 2010 12:22 PM
  • At any rate, it is much faster than XP that I have on here
    This what I expected. ReadyBoost creates a compressed cache for faster file access. The slower the HDD, the more you see an improvement.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, October 4, 2010 7:07 PM