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Intel Turbo Memory, DX58SO, Windows 7, Ready Boost - Worth it ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rumblefish, Sep 2, 2011.

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  1. Rumblefish

    Rumblefish Thread Starter

    May 7, 2009
    Here is the problem I have.

    I am a "proud owner" of a DX58SO "Smackover" Intel Motherboard, which so far hasn't disappointed me, but I have some serious issues which are rather annoying.

    1. Boot times are slow. Really. I Googled for a solution and I found others have been complaining of this as well. Seems like DX58SO is a notorious slow booter.
    2. My Razer Naga mouse never gets detected properly. Who knows why, it's just an issue I am mentioning for others who will find this thread after me. My Razer Anansi Keyboard works fine, though. Do figure.

    Now, the main problem I am coming here for is to ask if Windows Ready Boost on Windows 7, which I already use to speed up my Windows will conflict with Intel Turbo Memory, which is supposed to also help speed up boot times. Is it really worth it to use ? How much gain will Intel Turbo Memory give me in regards to boot times ? Anyone got any experience with this ?

    Just on a side note, since Razer Support have been very reluctant to answer this question, is plugging my Razer Naga mouse into a Powered USB Port going to hurt its extended functionality, like Macro Recording and Key Mapping ?

    I would be very grateful for any input you can give me on these issues.

    Here are my system specs.

    Corsair 850W PSU
    8GB RAM
    i7 920 @ 2.66GHz
    8GB ReadyBoost Dedicated Flash Drive
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 with Latest Updates
    Boot Type - UEFI Boot

    Since this is hardly the time for a motherboard upgrade due to USB 3.0 being just around the corner, Super Speed SATA 6.0Gbps becoming more popular and SSD drives getting cheaper and bigger by the day, I really think Intel Turbo Memory would be a life-saver for the moment, or at least it will save the day, if it can work and get along with Windows 7 ReadyBoost.
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