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Well, the recommended system requirements is 1GB of memory.
thats the bare minimum though, you would fare much better in vista with 2gb. Vista on idle can sometimes use up to 700mb of ram depending.
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Well, the recommended system requirements is 1GB of memory.
LOL. And crysis recomends a Geforce 6800. And we all know how 3 way sli runs it...
post #13 of 22
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I heard you should be all set with 640k

Maybe a couple of gigs just to be safe
LOL

But seriously....

Most home PC users, even with high-end gaming, won't have a need for more than 4GB. That much space generally won't be utilized. 2GB is actually enough to run most games, even with Vista. I know from experience.
    
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I ran vista 64 on 2 gig single channel for about a month with no problems. Just recently realized that my lappy only had one stick in it and got a second for $38 to get 4 gig dual channel. just got it today so haven't noticed much besides the increase of ram usage from 1 to 1.3 gig, but that is just the normal vista super fetch working
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I really dont know how people survive with 2GB,
Straight from bootup im usually around 35%, and the highest i have seen is 70% (crysis)
but when im gaming or doing alot of stuff, im regularly over 50%
    
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Oh, and please note this: When I had 2GB in Vista, the memory usage was ~ 25-30% at idle. When I upgraded to 4GB..... it stayed at ~ 25-30% at idle. Of course this was more actual data in my memory, but the percent of total capacity stayed the same.
    
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Oh, and please note this: When I had 2GB in Vista, the memory usage was ~ 25-30% at idle. When I upgraded to 4GB..... it stayed at ~ 25-30% at idle. Of course this was more actual data in my memory, but the percent of total capacity stayed the same.
umm.....
That is very odd,
it should have 1/2'd not stayed teh same....
    
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4gb is plenty.. Anything more than that IS OVERKILL! ROFL... "glances at sig"...
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umm.....
That is very odd,
it should have 1/2'd not stayed teh same....
Not necessarily. I believe when Windows realizes there is more spare memory available, it may purposefully utilize more of the unused space for superfetch data. If it's not being used for anything else, why not? I could be wrong, but it makes sense.

I actually like it. If that much free space is there, why not utilize it? With 4GB, there is plenty to spare. More data in superfetch = faster load times for games and apps.
    
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Not necessarily. I believe when Windows realizes there is more spare memory available, it may purposefully utilize more of the unused space for superfetch data. If it's not being used for anything else, why not? I could be wrong, but it makes sense.

I actually like it. If that much free space is there, why not utilize it? With 4GB, there is plenty to spare. More data in superfetch = faster load times for games and apps.
Ahh,
That makes sense,
And i agree, why not use the space if its there
    
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