Readyboost with PCI USB 2.0 card? (on PIII/P3)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kocoman, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. kocoman

    kocoman MDL Senior Member

    May 16, 2007
    #1 kocoman, Oct 26, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2009
    Has anyone been able to get Readyboost to work (ie: it says the usb stick is 'fast enough to be accepted') with an PCI USB 2.0 card?

    All of the Pentium III systems uses USB 1.1 onboard, so I add an PCI USB 2.0 card to it, but then readyboost still says the stick is too slow, while if I plug in the same stick in an P4/c2d etc with an USB 2.0 it works fine. So its not the stick I think..

    Anybody tried it?

    edit: what about firewire flash sticks? the OCZ seem to have shown up in google searches, but the product was vaporware?
  2. nlspecial

    nlspecial MDL Novice

    Jun 24, 2008
    You're pentium 3 is bottlenecking the usb. Meaning the p3 cant keep up with the data flow from the usb 2.0 card. Just my 2 cents. . . . . . . . :)
  3. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

    Nov 14, 2008
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