Webroot System Analyzer shows I have low and outdated RAM(1003MB) which is impacting my pc performance. I'm using ReadyBoost feature of Win7 with an old Flash Drive that I found going through some old packaging.
As far I understood ReadyBoost, it should have compensated the low memory prob as long as the flash drive is connected. So what's the problem? What am I missing?
Best answer by RetiredTripleHelixView original
I am not sure about this, but I would guess that Webroot is detecting the actual amount of RAM, and not the added 'virtual' RAM that the FlashDrive would add. I don't think you have a problem, it is just how the software reads the physical hardware present.
As far as I know a USB Drive is nowhere as fast as RAM so I assume it's not even looking at that but the actual RAM. Are you able to add more RAM to your system? And if I remember are you still using the Intel Atom system?
EDIT: David beat me to it! ;)
Yes I can add more RAM to my system. I have 1GB right now. I can only make the total to 2GB. Yeah I'm still using Intel Atom. But I don't wanna get 2GB(only one slot allowed). It's DDR2 and costs double to that of DDR3. And the pc is old. Don't wanna spend on it. Found an unused old flash drive. Knew about ReadyBoost. Thought would give it a try. Found system performance improve by a little only when actual RAM it the maximum. Found out ReadyBoost needs CPU power to (un)compress the cache. And I got 1.6 GHz. So I endure the little improvement and sudden halts.
Maximum Memory: 2GB
eBay is not available in my place and shipping to my place with all the VATs and TAXs and fees would cost at least a quarter of the price. Do you think ReadyBoost would do fine on this pc?
OP, Readyboost is another way of mapping your Pagefile to a USB - RAM can be 1000's of times faster than a USB for read / write access and it is sooooo cheap to upgrade. Your laptop / netbook has 1 slot so a single 4GB DDR2 SODIMM is all you need, probably cost you about $20 from Amazon 😉 I imagine you are using a 32-Bit version of Windows so only a maximum of 3.2GB is utilized but if your GPU takes some RAM for itself (common practice with onboard graphics), then all the better (e.g 3.2GB for Windows and your GPU might take 512MB leaving only ~250MB unused).