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    Default Performance tip : A5 Development on Laptop

    Most of my A5 work is done on a Compaq Laptop running Windows 7 with 2GB of RAM, which is the max capacity allowed with this laptop.

    Over the weekend I picked up an 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for quick backups, etc. Total cost : $ 24.95 at Best Buy.

    When I added the USB Flash drive, I setup a 4GB ReadyBoost Cache (which is supported in Vista and Windows 7).

    My performance within Alpha (and Photoshop, Outlook, etc.) is now significantly better. The performance gain alone was well worth the price.

    I suppose if I could add more RAM to this laptop I wouldn't see the same benefit from the ReadyBoost cache but since I can't ... it's a nice cheap solution.

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    Default Re: Performance tip : A5 Development on Laptop

    Bob:

    I can only speak for myself but I think you're right in terms of a system that already has a significant amount of ram. I'm fairly confident that the less ram you have, the more significant "Ready Boost" is.

    I tried using "Ready Boost" and saw virtually no improvement whatsoever. My laptop has 3gb of ram [1 more than you] and I believe that's why I didn't see a noticeable improvement in performance.

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    Default Re: Performance tip : A5 Development on Laptop

    Bob

    Spot on, I also use a laptop with a 2gig max capacity and have a 2gb usb drive which I use as a readybooster. Does make a difference!
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    Default Re: Performance tip : A5 Development on Laptop

    Interesting thought does server 2008 support readyboost
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    Default Re: Performance tip : A5 Development on Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by chadbrown View Post
    Interesting thought does server 2008 support readyboost
    I don't believe it does, I think it only works on Vista and Windows 7
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    Default Re: Performance tip : A5 Development on Laptop

    Bob I have seen the ReadyBoost option countless times but alway ignored it. Thanks for bring it to mind..it definitely made a difference in my 2gb notebook.

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    Default Re: Performance tip : A5 Development on Laptop

    Robert...

    Excuse contacting this way, but can you please Email Joe in Knoxville at info@windowgroup.com ?

    Need to reach you via Skype if possible.

    Joe

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