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Your avatar is a dell logo.

Anything you say is null and void
Truer words have never been spoken
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Turn off Superfetch? No way...............it's on of the best features of this OS.
It's silly to turn off virtual memory too.......you still need it regardless of the amount of memory you have.
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post #23 of 32
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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.
So sig worthy...

I think pre-fetching is beneficial for larger programs such as photoshop. But I think it's stupid to say "bwahaha, my Firefox loads 2.5253 seconds faster than yours!" for the reasons you mentioned.

And I really wouldn't like something as big as games sitting in my memory anyway...

Directly about the article:

I'm tired of someone's opinion/blog being posted here as news. It's not news. There is no information. It's all someone's feelings.
post #24 of 32
yeah, it's more for crappy PCs, none of which exist here

2gb is plenty, and 4gb is even better and probably the sweet spot, although I rarely go over 2gb of usage so 3gb would work well too.
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So sig worthy...

I think pre-fetching is beneficial for larger programs such as photoshop. But I think it's stupid to say "bwahaha, my Firefox loads 2.5253 seconds faster than yours!" for the reasons you mentioned.
I've never seen any benefits from prefetch myself, so can someone tell me if prefetch photoshop preloads all of the plugins or whether it just opens faster, because if it just opens faster then superfetch is even more ridiculous, and if it stores all of your plugins, then that can easily take up over 100mb, so its also ridiculous.

Edit: Also, my firefox opens in like 0.25 seconds, I would wager thats at least as fast as the vista prefetched version.
    
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post #26 of 32
This is all opinion...

these things are subjective matters as performance gains, whether real or perceived, will vary greatly from system to system. System management... paging file size, service selection, user interface tweaks... there is no one formula for optimum performance.

I wish people would use these articles appropriately.... as a means to experiment and see what works best for them.

We really need to stop bashing each others opinions... its kinda sad.
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post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by Sistum Id View Post
O rly!!
It's so sad I was thinking the EXACT same thing.....

BTW, he has officially lost all credibility with these statements:

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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).

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.
So his reasoning is thus: "It looks pretty mommy... I can see 3d Windows like never before..." *Insert googlie eyes where you please*

I'm a fairly big fan of Vista, but this is an idiotic article (No offense to the Original Poster)
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post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by JCJP View Post
BTW, he has officially lost all credibility with these statements:

.........
agree, this guy don't know what he's doing, virtual memory is needed even with 4GB of RAM (from my experience) and superfectch is the best thing since sliced bread.
Indexing is a god send, i just press start, type prime, and prime95 is there, no need to do messy file browsing.

basically, he recommends us to turn off all the good bits of Vista, making it a XP with flashy interface.
post #29 of 32
Not sure this is news...seems more like an editorial based on opinion. I would state my opinion but the vista gestapo would show up and I would disappear.
post #30 of 32
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bad for 4gb or under of ram, but with 8gb or even 16gb would u really even need a pagefile?
In a word... yes
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