Use Flash Drive to Speed Up Windows Vista
If you want your PC to run faster with Windows Vista , connect your flash drive to the PC with a USB 2.0 socket and when the autoplay interface comes up select “Speed up my system using ReadyBoost” .
Then you will be taken to a “properties page ” for the device where you can reserve a certain amount of space for ReadyBoost . You will need at least 230 MB of space in your Flash Drive and it should be fast enough to support ReadyBoost else you will get a message .
Now lets see what ReadyBoost actually does . No it is not increasing your RAM . Instead ReadyBoost uses the flash drive to store information that is being used by memory manager . It creates a a virtual copy of memory on the flash drive and since the Flash Drive is much faster than your hard disk , your computer will run faster . No whatever is stored in the Flash Drive is also in the Hard Disk so if you remove the Flash Drive , the memory manager will see the change and will begin to use hard disk . Some people might consider it as RAM replacement but it is not the case , RAM is much more faster than this but it does the job well .
I tried it on my system and the performance was worth noting . I actuallt tested it while playing games and experianced a higher Frame Rate , so do give it a try .