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I have to say that recently I see so many people CLAIM that if you do not have atleast 4GB that Vista/Vista 64 will run poorly. I just do not get it.

If you are HEAVY gaming in Vista then 4GB is perhaps reccomendable but people who are using Vista under business or multimedia situations just do not need more than 2GB.

I have Vista 64 with 2GB and I play games just fine...that also includes Crysis.

Sometimes I just do not see the basis for the whole ''Get 4GB for Vista or the end is near''
I'm running 2GB and even at stock speeds and timings my usage doesn't go above 42% and that's with Aero enabled, Winamp loaded, a pile of webpages open all of my hardware monitoring applications, PCMark04, etc, etc.

Gaming = 4GB (maybe)
Normal use = 2GB
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Yeah normal use 2GB is fine I am normally using between 900-1200MB with a few things open, but when I start to use photoshop and open more stuff my usage can hit 1.8GB easy, then what about crysis, my load goes to 99% of 2 gigs.

Even though it is using only bout 1.1gb of that it still impacts performance as it could use more. Plus once you have finished the game/photoshop sometimes I get a bit of lag for things to all open and go back into the RAM again as that data as been rewritten.

I think I would like to see 4GB on this machine tbh.
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post #23 of 36
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I can understand when it comes to some business practices and for heavier gaming..however you see alot of people telling others to get 4GB for Vista even when all they really do is multimedia bits and bobs.
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Only reason I picked up 2x2GBs of memory was because a lot of people were telling me that if your going to be using vista might as well future proof your system with 2gb sticks instead of 1gb sticks.
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post #25 of 36
*hides 3 sticks of PQ* Yeah 2GB is enough I guess.

*runs*
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post #26 of 36
Dunno I think 4 gigs is significantly better in Vista 64, even if only by a small amount. If we're just talking office apps then we may as well all go back to pIII's with windows 3.1
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post #27 of 36
in my experience Vista was noticably faster and my games ran smoother with 4Gb v 2Gb. And I figured with prices so low why not add another 4Gb Plus, It fit my budget.
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post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
Yes RAM is cheap...So if you have the cash then why not..sure.

However I just dont like the whole ''ZOMG GET 4GB OR ITS DOOM FOR YOU ''


I giggle everytime you say that lol.
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I giggle everytime you say that lol.
I try my best !.

Oh and I do agree that as RAM is so cheap then why not get 4GB's. My only issue was people mouthing off that Vista runs CRAP or subpar without 4GB.
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I try my best !.

Oh and I do agree that as RAM is so cheap then why not get 4GB's. My only issue was people mouthing off that Vista runs CRAP or subpar without 4GB.
Mine didnt. Even with 2gb of 667mhz. But what the hay. I got 4gb might as well having SLI and now a The stork is bringing me a phenom 9600+ Woot
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