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The other is in my bedroom, and gets used for regular home tasks
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Turn off Virtual Memory - I've found that Windows' habit of swapping data from memory to the hard drive to keep some space in the RAM available is poorly executed at best. This isn't just with Vista - it has been this way since at least XP, maybe back to the 95/98 days. If you have enough memory (2GB, in all of my systems) I would give a shot to turning it off entirely. Note that this means that things WILL crash if Windows runs out of memory to work with, but you should get a little advanced warning before that happens. If you tend to run a lot of stuff at once, or are a user of heavier editing applications like Photoshop, then you may want to have more memory before doing this (or just not do it at all).

Turn off SuperFetch - This is one of the truly ‘new' features that was added in Vista, and while it is a nice idea it tends to clutter the RAM unnecessarily. If you are going to turn off Virtual Memory, as I described above, it would be best to turn this off as well (to avoid running out of memory).
Is 2GB realy enough ?

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Turn off Indexing - This isn't so critical, but it cuts down on the amount of drive accessing (and so noise). It has the side effect of making searches in Vista take longer, but I guess I don't search for things often enough for that to be a problem. Certainly the least important of the tweaks I do, and so listed last.
"Windows Search" service ?
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Is 2GB realy enough ?



"Windows Search" service ?
i'v used a free program called vista manager to tweak my services in windows vista x64. after turning off all the unnecessary ones my ram usage after booting into windows is average of 33% of my 2gb. but i haven't turned off super fetch or virtual memory. and yes when the search service is disabled it takes like a few more seconds to find stuff in windows, but it keeps ram usage down

if only everyone knew how to tweak there services, then maby vista wouldn't get bashed so much

Edit: i also remember reading that if you have 8gb of ram you don't need to used your page file!
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Nice find...but my eyes bleed from all the repeated content on this topic lol
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i'v used a free program called vista manager to tweak my services in windows vista x64. after turning off all the unnecessary ones my ram usage after booting into windows is average of 33% of my 2gb. but i haven't turned off super fetch or virtual memory. and yes when the search service is disabled it takes like a few more seconds to find stuff in windows, but it keeps ram usage down

if only everyone knew how to tweak there services, then maby vista wouldn't get bashed so much

Edit: i also remember reading that if you have 8gb of ram you don't need to used your page file!
I still have mine enabled. Think I should get rid of it?
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I still have mine enabled. Think I should get rid of it?
it would be cool to try, but i think the downside is that if u run out of ram you WILL crash lol. but with 8gb of ram u should be safe. if you give it a try let me know how you make out with it. i mgiht just go buy 8gb of ram after that
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Is 2GB realy enough ?



"Windows Search" service ?

Your avatar is a dell logo.

Anything you say is null and void

hehe j/k...nice laptop though, I've been looking at them O_o
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Turn off superfetch cause it clutters the ram?! What a n00bTard!!!! Thats what it's bloody supposed to do. Superfetch is the best damn thing about vista and improves performance by "cluttering up the ram", why the hell would you want to turn it off? I can't understand why people can't get thier heads around the fact that with vista m$ has realized that all that ram is there to be used, if it's managed properly and released when it's needed then why the hell do you want to buy 2 or 4 gigs of ram just to sit there and gloat over how much is NOT being used?! Guy 1 "Oooh, look at me, I have superfetch off and have 1gig free ram!", Guy 2 "Well, I have superfetch on and have 300mb free.", Guy1 "hahaha, you looser!", Guy2 "Well, lets click on photoshop at the same time and see who's opens first, you know, since you have so much free ram you aught to beat the snot out of me", Guy1 "Ok, 1,2,3, GO! Hey......Why is yours open......I'm still waiting....W-T-F?!"
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