NYTimes: Q&A: Boosting the Speed of a Windows 7 PC http://nyti.ms/pCYd4T
ReadyBoost is a very cool feature, which unfortunately I have not yet tried, though it has been available for several years. I just haven’t had the need so far. Perhaps I will give it a whirl today… after all, my own PC has been a bit sluggish lately.
But there are MANY possible causes of a slow PC, and many times what a user calls slow is actually just a symptom of an easily solvable problem in an isolated application or area of the system.