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My Windows 7 installation never Fragments,i talk for the people who never defrags the HDD's,and it tends to get slower unfortunately,this + adding the registry cluttering,makes people to reinstall the OS with some tech guy.

This is for the average joe.
Eduardv, I have a separate 1TB WD Black (NTFS) just for Steam. I downloaded 700GB of Steam games at once on the drive. Everything was extremely fragmented. It took 3 minutes to load up Counter-Strike: Source and 3 minutes to load de_dust2.

It was so fragmented, it would have taken weeks to defragment. I just copied the data off on to another drive, wiped the Steam drive, and copied the data back on to the drive. Back to normal.
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I use Smart Defrag

It does a mighty fine job of optimizing and defragmenting! (Background, etc).
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Eduardv, I have a separate 1TB WD Black (NTFS) just for Steam. I downloaded 700GB of Steam games at once on the drive. Everything was extremely fragmented. It took 3 minutes to load up Counter-Strike: Source and 3 minutes to load de_dust2.

It was so fragmented, it would have taken weeks to defragment. I just copied the data off on to another drive, wiped the Steam drive, and copied the data back on to the drive. Back to normal.
That's more an issue with CS:S. No other game fragments like it does. The decryption process must really mess things up.
    
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That's more an issue with CS:S. No other game fragments like it does. The decryption process must really mess things up.
My other non-Source games slowed down too.
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Hm..Well, I don't think desktop users care much about that, that must be for other OS uses, like Tablets or Laptops etc.

Windows uses just barely 18% of my 8GB RAM at Idle. At load...60% or less.
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Humm this thread reminds me that I must defragment my drives... Photoshop takes 20 secs to generate a 150x100, 72DPI workspace :/


Plus it's a good thing they'll lower the RAM usage. Windows ALONE using up 36% of my 4GB is rather ridiculous.
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post #67 of 106
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Humm this thread reminds me that I must defragment my drives... Photoshop takes 20 secs to generate a 150x100, 72DPI workspace :/


Plus it's a good thing they'll lower the RAM. Windows ALONE using up 36% of my 4GB is rather ridiculous.
As I've mentioned, you'll find that a lot of that is being used very efficiently in system caches, memory mapped files and various other things, but Windows will be quick to release it, say if a huge demand for physical memory arises.

Furthermore, how are you measuring the memory usage of Windows ALONE?
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Bleh. People always say Windows 7 eats too much RAM, but really, if you have 4GB or more, you have no reason to complain...
I have had no issues with systems with as little as 1.5gb of RAM. I have an ultraportable with a Pentium M and 1.5gb of DDR2 and it runs GREAT on win7.

2gb is plenty for your average computer running Win7. Obviously if you game alot, and run VMs or professional Audio/Video/Photo apps, you would need more. But for your average user, 2gb will work great.
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hmmm now netbooks might be a viable option? but what do i care, i'm gonna probably upgrade to 8gb's soon since it's dirt cheap.
Netbooks have been viable with win7 starter and some effort and with just about any linux distro and the right DE. LXDE, XFCE, and Enlightenment are a netbooks best friend since Intel killed MeeGo.


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As I've mentioned, you'll find that a lot of that is being used very efficiently in system caches, memory mapped files and various other things, but Windows will be quick to release it, say if a huge demand for physical memory arises.

Furthermore, how are you measuring the memory usage of Windows ALONE?
I think I'm doing something wrong then because windows is not very fast with the whole memory thing for me. And it still gets extremely sluggish when I start using more than half.
     
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Whenever I'm out of ram I simply download some more, so lack of ram has never been an issue to me.
what the fruck ??????
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