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Close some programs? I only got that when playing Crysis while running Firefox, TeamSpeak, xFire, WLM, Windows Sidebar, and hosting a CoD4 dedicated server with some people in it.

On top of that, Vista only uses 300MB at idle with a new firefox window open on Google.







WTH i use more than that on XP.
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post #42 of 54
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Close some programs? I only got that when playing Crysis while running Firefox, TeamSpeak, xFire, WLM, Windows Sidebar, and hosting a CoD4 dedicated server with some people in it.

On top of that, Vista only uses 300MB at idle with a new firefox window open on Google.



Yeah it would do if you only had a 1GB of ram as it's not going to preload much/anything with so little ram.
I've got digsby (msn client alternative), foobar, xfire, steam, avg and firefox open atm. Just general stuff and it's using 1.5gb of my 4gb.
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WTH i use more than that on XP.
Vista is a very flexible OS. The more RAM you have the more it will use. The less RAM you have the less it will use. With 1GB it would normally be at 300 - 400MB, with 2GB it would normally be at 600MB. With 3.5GB it uses just under 1GB.

None of that is including the cache, RAM that is being cached by SuperFetch is displayed as free in the green bar.
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Yeah it would do if you only had a 1GB of ram as it's not going to preload much/anything with so little ram.
I've got digsby (msn client alternative), foobar, xfire, steam, avg and firefox open atm. Just general stuff and it's using 1.5gb of my 4gb.
See the "Physical memory" part? That shows how much is being cached. In that you can see 738MB of cache, and 22MB free of 1021MB.

The green bar doesn't count the cached RAM as being used.
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really anything 3GB+ for RAM is alot more then you actually need for the time being....

I wouldnt be surprised to see 4GB being the standard 2GB we see now by next year. With 6GB being the 4GB.
Not 6Gb, 8Gb.

Basic math though, 4Gb > 2Gb in almost every scenario (Except if your downloading a file with crappy internet )
IMO Corsair is overpriced, bring on the Crucial 4Gb kits!
    
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
Not 6Gb, 8Gb.

Basic math though, 4Gb > 2Gb in almost every scenario (Except if your downloading a file with crappy internet )
IMO Corsair is overpriced, bring on the Crucial 4Gb kits!
Corsair 4GB (2X2GB) kit.

Crucial 4GB (2X2GB) kit.

post #47 of 54
2g of ram + 4g readyboost flash drive: I never use more than 75 percent of ram..
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2g of ram + 4g readyboost flash drive: I never use more than 75 percent of ram..
ReadyBoost doesn't use USB drives as RAM, it uses them as a cache.
post #49 of 54
This just in: $10 is better than $5
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vista using more memory isn't baddddd. It will stop caching stuff when you need memory for a program.
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