Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

What is ReadyBoost

Windows Vista has introduced a clever new caching system that can take advantage of your existing high-speed storage devices (such as USB Drives and Memory Cards). This should boost performance when performing disk intensive tasks. Some flash memory devices are up to 100x faster than a standard hard disk, so it makes sense to use these to cache common files.

ReadyBoost works with SuperFetch to store information that can be accessed quickly from the cache on startup, rather than relying on slower reading from the hard disk.

There are several requirements that your flash memory device must meet to be used as a ReadyBoost device:

  • At least 256 MB in size
  • Access time of < 1ms
  • Capable of 2.5 MB/s read speeds for 4 KB random reads spread uniformly across the entire device and 1.75 MB/s write speeds for 512 KB random writes spread uniformly across the device
  • At least 235 MB of free space.
It is recommended that you have between 1-3 times the amount of ReadyBoost cache as physical RAM. However, ReadyBoost devices are limited to 4GB max.

Assuming you meed the minimum requirements, plug your device in to a USB 2.0 port and wait for a Windows Autoplay dialog box to pop up. Select the Speed up my PC option from this menu.


You can then set the amount of space on the device that you wish to allocate to ReadyBoost (you may as well use the maximum possible, up to the 3x RAM recommendation). If your device is not compatible or is too slow, you will be informed of the reasons at this point.


Users with low amounts of system RAM (512MB - 1GB) will notice the biggest performance increase, and those with 2GB or more may only notice marginal gains.

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Processor Processor Class: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Processor Speed: 2 GHz Cache Size: 1 MB Bus Speed: 800 MHz Memory Installed Memory: 2 GB Maximum Memory: 4 GB Memory Technology: DDR2 System Input Devices: Keyboard|Touchpad Interface Connection: Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)|Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)|Audio - S/PDIF (1/8" Mini)|Bluetooth|Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT)|FireWire 400/IEEE 1394 - 4 pin|Infrared - iRDA Wireless (iRDA-SIR)|Port Replicator/Docking Station|Serial - RJ11 Modular (Phone/Telco)|USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0|Video - S-Video|Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA) Slots: Express Card 34|Express Card 54|Memory Stick PRO|MultiMedia Card (MMC)|SD Card|Sony Memory Stick|xD-Picture Card Display Display Size: 15.4 in Aspect Ratio: 16:10 Display Type: LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen Max Resolution: 1280 x 800 Video Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M Storage Included Drives: DVD+-RW DL Hard Drive Capacity: 250 GB Number of Storage Drives Included: 1 Features Included Network Card: Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)|Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b|Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11g Included Devices: Built-In Microphone|Built-In Webcam|Headphones|Modem|Remote Control Software Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Dimensions Height: 1.56 in Width: 14.05 in Depth: 10.12 in Weight: 6.06 lbs Warranty Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty More Info URL: URL General normalized-Cache Size: 1 normalized-Display Size: 15.4 normalized-Installed Memory: 2000

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Description: The Asus P5GC-MX is an Intel 945GC Express-based, compact motherboard.Compared to other compact motherboards on the market, it is inexpensive at around $55.This motherboard supports Celeron, Pentium 4, Pentium D, Pentium Dual Core, and Core 2 processors that use the LGA775 interface.This product can support up to 2GB of memory.
Pros: None noted, given available product data.
Cons: None noted, given available product data.
Suitability: A compact motherboard, suited for small computers.
Value: In view of its inexpensive price, this motherboard has great features for the money.
Suggestions: (1) Be sure that you are using a LGA775-compatible processor with this motherboard.(2) If you want to take full advantage of the on-board SATA controller, you will want to consider a hard drive upgrade.Existing IDE hard drives will run on the ATA-133 bus.(3)

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General
  • Product type (AE) Motherboard
  • Form factor Micro ATX
  • Width 9.6 in
  • Depth 7.6 in
  • Compatible Processors Pentium Dual Core , Pentium Extreme Edition , Pentium 4 , Celeron , Pentium D , Core 2 Quad , Core 2 Duo , Core 2 Extreme
  • 64-bit Processor Compatibility Yes
  • Mainboard processor socket LGA775 Socket
  • Mainboard / Multi-Core Support Dual-Core / Quad-core
  • Chipset Type Intel G31 Express
  • Data bus speed 1333.0 MHz
  • Storage key information Serial ATA-300 , eSATA port
  • Power connectors 24-pin main power connector , 4-pin ATX12V connector
  • Processor
  • Installed Qty (Max Supported) 0.0 ( 1.0 )
  • Memory
  • Cache Memory Type None
  • Supported RAM Technology DDR2 SDRAM
  • RAM Installed ( Max ) 0.0 MB / 4.0 GB (max)
  • Supported RAM Speed PC2-6400
  • Video
  • Graphics Controller Intel GMA 3100
  • Video Memory Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0
  • Audio
  • Audio Output Sound card
  • Sound Output Mode 5.1 channel surround
  • Audio output compliant standards High Definition Audio
  • Telecom / Networking
  • Modem None
  • Networking Network adapter - Ethernet , - Fast Ethernet
  • Features
  • Hardware Features Intel Fast Memory Access Technology
  • Expansion / Connectivity
  • Expansion Slots Total (Free) 2.0 PCI Express x16 - DIMM 240-pin , 1.0 PCI - LGA775 Socket , 2.0 Processor , 1.0 Memory
  • Storage Interfaces Serial ATA-300 - connector(s): 1 x 7pin external SATA - 1.0 device(s) , Serial ATA-300 - connector(s): 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4.0 device(s)
  • Interfaces 4.0 x Audio - Input - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1.0 x Network - VGA - 4 pin USB Type A , 1.0 x Mouse - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Display / video - Line-in - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1.0 x Hi-Speed USB - Line-out - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , Microphone - Generic - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , Audio - Generic - RJ-45 , Keyboard - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
  • Additional connectors (optional) 4 x Hi-Speed USB
  • Miscellaneous
  • Included Accessories I/O back plate
  • Cables Included 2.0 x Serial ATA cable , 4.0 x Serial ATA power adapter
  • Software Included Drivers & utilities
  • Windows Vista Readiness Certified for Windows Vista

  • The Intel board is a discontinued product but is a better board than asus

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