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Analysis: Vista's Ready Boost is no match for RAM

There's a new way to enhance your cache in Vista - simply plug in your Flash memory stick. But how much performance gain can you really expect? TG Daily ran an average PC through a benchmark parcours and discovered that the old rules still apply: There is no substitute for an adequate amount of system memory. Period.

Yes, the title is a bit obvious and yes, the above quote isn't exactly earth shattering either. Nonetheless, TG Daily has put together a fairly in-depth analysis of how well Vista's Ready Boost works and then some. It also includes a comparison of how Ready Boost affects Outlook 2007, iTunes 7 and Adobe Acrobat 8 startup times. Although the conclusion isn't a mind bender, the article is a very good place to start if you want to learn more about the feature in Microsoft's latest OS. Have a look.

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