Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro
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?!"
Its quite simple really, systems use more ram under load then at idle, so while filling up your ram will cause applications to start 2-3 seconds faster, after that it throws all performance out of the window, because the system has to free up the ram usage, which takes up resources. Not mention that with less room available the speed will take a hit. HDDs work the same way, if there isn't enough continuous free space available the OS has to move the data around to make room, which a MASSIVE performance hit. Any time you get stuttering in a game you can be sure its your operating system freeing up memory and/or accessing the page file.
I take it you're the kind of person that passes people going 80km/h downtown just to be stopped at a red light and have them catch up, because you think its so much faster.