I've heard that if you have 2Gb of RAM, you won't notice the effects of
ReadyBoost, but you will if you have less. I guess it's worth a try if you
have the SD slot and don't use it much for anything else. I'd get a 2Gb just
because they're cheap. Visit newegg.com and search for "2gb SD" and you'll
find a bunch. Look for one with a speed of 150x - should be several under
My laptop is pretty fast, and has 2Gb RAM, so I'm not sure I will do this
soon, but probably will eventually...
More info at www.MediaCenterStuff.com
in the Vista and Software topics...
Dana Cline - MCE MVP
"Hedy Keller" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> OK, more questions then. Did you upgrade to Vista, or do a fresh install
>> and reload all your applications? That would certainly help make it
>> faster, as would the previously-mentioned Autoruns or TweakVI.
> It's a fresh install.
>> If you have an SD card slot and a spare 2Gb SD card, you can use that
>> with ReadyBoost to speed it up some.
> I tried ReadyBoost with a 1 GB-USB-stick when I had only 512 MB of RAM and
> this really accelerated everything. Then, I expected to achieve
> significant performance increase with the additional 1 GB RAM (not using
> ReadyBoost). And I didn't like the stick beeing in my laptop all the time.
> But yes, I have an SD-slot and I shall buy an appropriate SD-card.
> What size do you recommend? Is 2 GB sufficient (with 1.5 GB RAM) or would
> 4 GB be better?
>> Otherwise, with a Pentium M 1.73Ghz, you probably shouldn't expect too
>> much. Generally most things will be slower than on XP...
> Okay, I accept that.
> I also agree with Scissor (see next posting) to accept a lower speed but
> to have the benefits of Vista.
> Thanks + greetings
> Hedy Keller
>> Dana Cline - MCE MVP