So, here's the situation...I'm running WMC in 32 bit Win7, 4GB RAM, AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE, AMD 6570 video. Very capable HTPC, right? Well, lately I've been trying different things to improve the slight sluggishness of the WMC menus. Particularly when launching the guide while H.264 HD video is playing, or browsing the Movies library or music library. Obviously, throwing more RAM at things is always an answer, however, with 32 bit, I'm maxed. Just for grins, i connected a decent speed 4GB USB flash drive and enabled Readyboost. I was not expecting much out of it, but have just been pleasantly surprised with the zippiness of the MCE menus, libraries and guide responsiveness.
Really, is it just my imagination, or is there something to it? I swear, things seem so fluid and smooth for the past few days, that i really believe that something as simple as implementing Readyboost made a pretty noticeable difference. Thoughts?