- eBoostr – worth it on my laptop?
Got an HP laptop with a SSD and 4gb ram installed. It runs 32-bit Win 7 and is reasonably fast. But am going to start using it for CAD shortly so a bit more speed would be handy.
Noticed in my inept research into things that eBoostr claims to utilize any unused RAM that Windows doesn’t.
Anyone, use it? Is it worth the purchase? Anyone look into it and reject it? Anyone use an alternative?
Not sure Readyboost via the SD slot will be of benefit.Posted 5 years agogwj72Member
Waste of time and money. Windows 7 already has pretty sophisticated memory management and already uses unused RAM to cache disk files.
32bit windows won’t even make use of the whole 4gb in there for programs.
Readyboost can show a small increase if your are running 1gb-ish of ram. From then it makes no difference. An SSD would make a diffence (assuming you’re bios supports faster sata modes). An upgrade to 64bit windows and increase ram to 8gb (or beyond) would make a difference.
You’re not intending to do rendering are you? If you are I’d knock the laptop on the head as a non-starter. Fine for design stuff that’s not too complex though.Posted 5 years agoCougarSubscriber
Look at it this way.
Who is likely to know more about Windows memory management?
a) Microsoft, who have been developing and refining Windows for a quarter of a century, or
b) eBoostr, who have, er, wait, who?
This sort of product crops up regularly enough, and I’ve yet to find one that isn’t snake oil. There’s a free trial though, so you could always give it a go and see for yourself.Posted 5 years ago
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