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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-04-2007, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Is there any way to make your puter use a jump drive as "RAM"?

I've heard of being able to do this w/ Vista but curious if it can be done w/ XP MCE?





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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 08:53 AM
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Im not really sure why you would want to do this, it will be fairly slow.

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This technology is known as ReadyBoost and is a new feature for Vista only.
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Ive also heard of this. Sounds really cool. Your gonna need it though, I hear vista needs atleast a gig to run decent.
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Im not really sure why you would want to do this, it will be fairly slow.
Seeing as how USB jump drives are usually USB 2.0 compatible and can be as big as 1-2 Gigs, its not that bad of an idea.
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Seeing as how USB jump drives are usually USB 2.0 compatible and can be as big as 1-2 Gigs, its not that bad of an idea.

When upgrading ram you dont just want a huge amount. USB 2.0 transfer data at about 480 mbps. Most modern ram transfers at about 3,200+ mbps. So you would be running about 6x slower.

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When upgrading ram you dont just want a huge amount. USB 2.0 transfer data at about 480 mbps. Most modern ram transfers at about 3,200+ mbps. So you would be running about 6x slower.
Well, with something this new, you can't do it Burger King style and "have it your way."

I haven't even messed with it yet because I have 2GB of RAM on my laptop.
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It's like trying to use a share mem video card for gaming....really no point and you do not see any decent performance.

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i could only see it hurting performance.
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you can boost the performance on his laptop by using XP instead of vista. thats like adding 1GB of ram by itself.
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I can concur with that.

With that said, why not just get more RAM? It's like trying to increase the octane in gas w/ octane booster as opposed to just buying 93 instead of 87.

I believe when flash/other drives increase performance drastically then drives might make more sense then RAM. I think that'll happen, but at this point it makes sense to make a small investment in RAM.

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With that said, why not just get more RAM? It's like trying to increase the octane in gas w/ octane booster as opposed to just buying 93 instead of 87.
lol, i bet people have done that!
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adding memory to a laptop is as easy as removing maximum two screws and replacing the chips. If he's over your shoulder he'd only be there for less than 2 minutes, tops.

Adding memory is a way better option than the flash drive

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Who is "he" relative? If not, tell him to fuck off and install some RAM. It's not like telling him to fuck off and install a blower to make his car faster. RAM is easy to install.

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It took me like 5 minutes to add RAM to my laptop..

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an SD card is cheaper than adding RAM fyi
and won't do a fucking thing to help your performance really. In tests it showed almost no real improvement.

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you can boost the performance on his laptop by using XP instead of vista. thats like adding 1GB of ram by itself.
not true at all. You can disable a lot of the extra features and get Vista to run just fine on almost any laptop. I've got 3 year old Toshiba with Vista on it, with 1GB or Ram and a 1.5GHz processor, running vista just fine. Remove the sidebar, the 3d display features, and a lot of other crap that is cool if you have the resources, but not needed in day to day functionality.

I'll also say, as much as more RAM always helps with some Vista performance issues, your Video card is just as important. Anything over 256mb and you'll be fine. A lot of the old 128mb and even some machines with 64mb cards have no business running Vista.

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Get the SD card. That's is the way to go.

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