It's not surprising for a Notebook to have a low-end graphics card compared
to the rest of the hardware.
ReadyBoost won't have any effect on graphics performance, its moving parts
of the page file to a USB drive rather than having the whole thing on the
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User. http://www.windowsresource.net/
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"William" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I figured the "Windows Experience Index" base score of 3.6 (graphics) was
>somewhat on the low side, as all the other scores were closer to five. Then
>I read a blurb about "Readybost" and my heart rate went up with the
>excitement. I quickly slipped in a 2.0 GB Sandisk memory card, followed the
>prompts then refreshed the WEI index to a surprise... WEI dropped from 3.6
>to 2.0 and in the bargain, I lost the transparent windows switching Aero
>feature completely (which I love).
> I spent the better part of day trying to figure out how to get my
> performance back to 3.6 and restore the use of Aero, but to no avail.
> Restore, that's the key word here at this point. I wasted my time all day
> and finally ran Windows Restore to put my computer back to it's original
> If anyone has had a similar experience or has used Readyboost
> successfully, I'd appreciate hearing what you went through.
> PS. My new Dell Inspiron E1705 notebook was configured with 2.0 GB RAM
> from the factory. I should add that I am no stranger to the computer. I
> have been in the industry for twenty years.