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All right.

So, for the guys out there who use Vista, you all know that it takes up a TON of RAM, yeah?

I'm so glad that I got 2 GB of RAM... because if I hadn't, I would've been crying right now.

Now... my question is...

Every time at bootup, Vista takes up 1 GB of RAM.

I was wondering if there were any processes that I could permanently disable and still be able to have normal operation? I just want to free up some extra RAM. It kills me to see the RAM meter hovering around 50% all the time... and esp. after my future installation of PhotoShop and stuff.... I'm going to need that RAM.

Thanks for the advice.
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yes i would also like to know please......free bump.
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I read somewhere about disabling "glass"... but I have no idea what that means.
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A lot fo your memory usage in Vista is due to Superfetch. It is using a lot of memory because it is supposed to be using a lot of memory. Why have memory if you are not going to use it. Superfetch makes things faster, and if your system needs it for other things it frees it up.

Vista uses a lot of memory because it is supposed to use it, it is a good thing.
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yes i would also like to know please......free bump.
That is talking about disabling the Aero interface. It was originally calles Aero Glass interface. It would disable things like the transparent windows and flip 3d.
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post #6 of 13
I used this guideline and I'm down at 18-20% usage.
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post #7 of 13
figure out how to unallocate memory going to your video card. that would be 256MB freed up right there
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A lot fo your memory usage in Vista is due to Superfetch. It is using a lot of memory because it is supposed to be using a lot of memory. Why have memory if you are not going to use it. Superfetch makes things faster, and if your system needs it for other things it frees it up.

Vista uses a lot of memory because it is supposed to use it, it is a good thing.
hmm... so if I'm short on RAM, Vista will automatically disable Superfetch?

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post #9 of 13
It won't automatically disable it, it just uses what is free. Instead of extra memory doing nothing, Windows uses what is available.
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post #10 of 13
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Sorry.. but... duh?

My issue is that the amt. of free RAM left is too little. It's just bad.... <50% RAM left is unacceptable. However, I think I found the issue... it's this program that comes w/ Dells... something about Dell Media...
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