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less ram? big deal! waste of effort actually.
8 GB pair of DIMMs were on sale at frys for $40 the other day.
4 GB pairs were running for $20.
dirt cheap.

and our computers nowaday can address like 24 GB / CPU
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post #83 of 106
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less ram? big deal! waste of effort actually.
8 GB pair of DIMMs were on sale at frys for $40 the other day.
4 GB pairs were running for $20.
dirt cheap.

and our computers nowaday can address like 24 GB / CPU
It is a big deal when it comes to virtualization and netbooks, tablets, phones, and such. I personally would love less RAM usage, since I dual boot, but I also sometimes fire up Fusion and use my Bootcamp partition as a VM, and the less RAM I have to assign the VM the better.
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Originally Posted by CULLEN View Post
Whenever I'm out of ram I simply download some more, so lack of ram has never been an issue to me.
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less ram? big deal! waste of effort actually.
8 GB pair of DIMMs were on sale at frys for $40 the other day.
4 GB pairs were running for $20.
dirt cheap.

and our computers nowaday can address like 24 GB / CPU
It's called efficiency and optimization. Both of which are good things to strive for.
As well, the vast majority of consumers will NEVER upgrade the ram in their machine. They don't even know what ram is, don't know what it does, or why it is in their computer.
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I love it when somebody brings up an issue that's already been discussed in a thread simply because they couldn't take the time to read.
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Just installed the Windows 8 Developer's Preview on my laptop earlier today. Compared to Windows 7, Windows 8 feels a lot more responsive when opening up different programs. As far as memory usage goes, all my work apps still uses the same amount of memory as when they were running in Windows 7.
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Just installed the Windows 8 Developer's Preview on my laptop earlier today. Compared to Windows 7, Windows 8 feels a lot more responsive when opening up different programs. As far as memory usage goes, all my work apps still uses the same amount of memory as when they were running in Windows 7.
I'm pretty sure they meant Windows 8 memory usage, meaning the OS itself will use less memory, not other software.
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There really is no pleasing some people.

How is an OS decreasing its RAM usage a bad thing? I bet you're all the same people who wouldn't stop complaining when Vista came out and used more RAM than XP. You'll do whatever you can to find something to whine about.
    
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Multiply that by a few hundred sticks in a server room that runs 24/7 and you're looking at a fair bit of power, which has to be offset with more A/C.
How is this really relevant to servers though? Servers don't run most of the eye candy as it is.
 
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