Windows ReadyBoost Question

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  1. phileastman

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    I have just seen windows readyboost and am thinking about using it. USB pens and memory cards can be used and i intend to use an SD card but dont know if all will work.

    Could i ask you to find a memory card that will work with a SD/MMC - MS/PRO memory card reader in my laptop

    My laptop is a Dell studio 17 which is here Dell Studio 15 Laptop Details

    I want to ensure it works with my laptop and can be used with windows readyboost. and to make it slightly more of a challenge i would prefer to spend under £10
     
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    i dont think thats going to work, it will be down the the speed at which the reader can transfer the data and i dont think it's going to be fast enough
     
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    I have an older Socket 939 AMD 4800+ X2 with 2GB RAM, and when I plug in my ReadyBoost capable 4GB stick, true be told, I cannot see any difference, or if there is a difference it is not noticable
     
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    so can't the readyboost be used with an SD card? I watched a video online and it sold it to me because it showed it loading a lot faster. Truthfully my laptop is new so it only takes a minute to fully load
     
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    You can use Readyboost with anything, but as Ready Boost doesn't really work on a Ready Boost certified device the effect is minimal.

    Readyboost only makes a difference if you are using more memory than you have physical memory in your machine, with Vista on 2GB you only use about 50/60% of your RAM anyway.

    An SD card is slow, so it wont be much different from paging to the HDD.

    Flash memory has limited Read/Write cycles, you would kill it really quickly with ReadyBoost.

    Your best spending £30 to put more RAM in the computer.
     

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