Like everyone… I likes me some speed. And unfortunately, like everyone I also likes me some software. Lots of it – you name it – I probably have it loaded. For the desktop – not a big problem when I start to hit the wall of "Dang this PC is overloaded with crud!", you just add a bit of RAM and we’re back up to "Go Speed Racer!" Mode.
For the laptop… you have to start looking at stuff you want to unload. 😦
Well if you’re running Vista – you do have an added option. Ready Boost.
Ready Boost basically uses USB Flash or SD Memory as a zippy boost to your performance. Now, it’s not likely to really juice things up much but any cache intensive operations you’re likely to see a good boost.
Not all USB Flash or SD Flash are Ready boost compatible so make sure you look for "Ready Boost" compatibility when you go to buy it.