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what the fruck ??????
You missed the joke site of downloadram.com (I think that's it)
     
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This is great, less RAM to run, less RAM to assign in VM.
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Well, that's just good I guess. The lighter, the better!

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i heard a rumor that with windows 8, pc gamers will be able to play with xbox gamers? probably requires a xLive subscription.. but i thought it was a cool idea

true rumor?
No. Microsoft just said Xbox Live will be integrated in Windows 8, but they did not specify how and what will be implemented. People just assumed they'd be able to play Xbox 360 games on it. I doubt it'll happen. But hell if I know where this rumor came from.
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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.
I know right? They're giving it out for free now!

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I know right? They're giving it out for free now!

Honestly, they've lost their game, I am disappointed they don't have DDR3 RAM yet. If anything, they should make the DDR3 RAM for free, since it's cheaper, and have the downloads for DDR2 for money since their more expensive in the market right now. At least, those are my thoughts.
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I know right? They're giving it out for free now!

LOL. You left out the most important part that's at the bottom of the screen. I wonder how many people go there expecting something and get angry when nothing happens.
     
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post #77 of 106
Less ram => less cpu cycles => Less time running the OS => faster performance => Better battery life. The less the system needs to run the os, or the faster it can get it can get the most basic functions done due to light code, is going to make windows 8 an excellent OS for battery and performance.
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Less ram => less cpu cycles => Less time running the OS => faster performance => Better battery life. The less the system needs to run the os, or the faster it can get it can get the most basic functions done due to light code, is going to make windows 8 an excellent OS for battery and performance.
qft
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have you tried enlightenment?
Yeah, I didn't really like it that much.

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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.
Say that to my mother, all she does is accounting with excel and MYOB, Firefox and MSN and she's hitting the page file all the time with 2GB RAM on Windows 7.
    
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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 on my Netbook: (400MB usage)



Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my Desktop: (800MB usage)


Both with A/V and Firewall, Aero, and no pagefile.

 
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