Virtual Ram / ReadyBoost do you use it?

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  1. LightyKD
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    Its like the title says.

    Obviously VRAM/ReadyBoost is no substitute for the RAM on your system board but is anyone here using it? Do you see any improvement in your games or is it all for nothing?
     
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    My laptop has 16GB in. No need to waste HDD, or peripheral space for this.
     
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    I have 4GB of SWAP and that's just because Solus sets up SWAP by default and I am too lazy to change that.
     
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    He's talking about VRAM from a GPU not System RAM -_-
     
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    He clearly stated Virtual RAM. Readyboost is exactly what it achieves.
     
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    His post says VRAM though..
     
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    I use VRAM, but only on my cellphone, which have 512 mb of RAM. I use RAM Expander and it does work perfectly.
     
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    Virtual RAM. Readyboost isn't related to the actual GPU VRAM at all.
     
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    In this case, VRAM stands for Virtual RAM, not video. It got me for a second too
     
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    Yeah I meant VRAM as in "virtual RAM". Sorry, it slipped my mind that VRAM is now standard for "video RAM". My mistake :P
     
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    Readyboost itself, I think I've tried it once in the Vista days (to test a 4GB flash drive that had fallen less than a year before into a price I'd have accepted)

    I remembered about it some months ago, tried enabling it again for the kicks, but windows 7 refuses to because it knows my SSD is faster than anything USB2 :)

    And it makes sense - the whole idea behind readyboost was adding disk cache to consumer mechanical drives (which back then were also made in some 3k-RPM speed along with the still used 5400 and 7200), Intel went as far as making miniPCIexpress nand chips (Robson) to be dedicated to this use!

    My favorite PC games were written over 10 years ago and certainly don't need anywhere close to 4 GB :)
     
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    i've used it on a win7 netbook that comes with just 1gb of ram that cant be upgraded in any other way.

    might be half placebo, but it seems its less of a hassle having a browser and libreoffice open at the same time.

    i wouldn't expect it to do much on any systems that have 2 or more gb of ram though
     
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