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in the bottom right also i always have avg, 3 logitech icons(not sure which to get rid of) network and volume control. I'd like to get down to under 1000mb of ram at idle
Why are you trying to aim for a specific RAM usage? As long as Vista is running well, there is no need to get the RAM usage down; Vista is taking up more RAM because it is preloading your applications for you. When that extra memory is needed, it unallocates the pre-load RAM and it is used elsewhere.
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post #22 of 29
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Because at some points my memory usage is maxed out which doesn't seem right at all when I have 4gb's of ram. I want to lower my idle ram usage so when that happens later atleast I have some ram to spare.
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post #23 of 29
OP: Check this out. http://www.overclock.net/windows/166...ta-tweaks.html

Something I made when Vista was first released...some useful info. Theres probably some more tweaks now but I haven't bothered to update it since
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what do you suggest I turn off when i start up as well?
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post #25 of 29
I've put red lines through the ones i know you can stop...the other ones you'll need to do a little research on with google

On my lappy and my pc I have less than 3 programs at startup, I'm pretty sure with some research on your current running programs you could get down to a similiar amount

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I think i may have disabled the side bar. which program is it to enable that?
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post #27 of 29
try using TweakVI or the tweak guide from tweakguides.com. the tweak guide is a pdf file and VERY IN DEPTH. i practically studied the one for XP which was around 150 pages, lol.

edit: cant you enable the sidebar in the control panel?
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post #28 of 29
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probably but i got it back up. yea those in depth guides seem good. I'm just too lazy to read through them
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post #29 of 29
seriously, try WinPatrol. It gives you a list of your startup programs, what application uses it, and allows you to disable it (easier than msconfig) Give it a try, and you will see what you can disable/enable
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