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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
Vista isn't a resource hog, I've noticed that when I play a game that uses a lot of ram, Vista's system ram usage goes down, It just goes up when your not using it, ala. F@H's CPU usage.
yea that's kinda how it uses ram and cpu cycles more efficiently , or so i've heard
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Gee...does this mean M$ is going to gue us Vista suckers credit for a free copy of 7?
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Gee...does this mean M$ is going to gue us Vista suckers credit for a free copy of 7?
I wouldn't worry man......Windows 7 isn't coming out for some time.
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The only thing I'm a bit disappointed with Vista in is that Superfetch seems to stop using my RAM at about 6GB. With 4GB in my system, I had it to where Superfetch used all but about 80MB of RAM. Now with 8GB of RAM in my system I seem to always have about 2GB free not doing anything. Hopefully Windows 7 fixes Superfetch so it uses more RAM.
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What wrong with using a lot of ram though. As long as you have enough, wouldn't more things running off the ram equal a fast and snappier OS....in theory?
It's not about superfetch. It's about the fact that Compiz-Fusion can run on a system with a quarter of the specs that vista requires. This means that the boys in redmond COULD have made vista much more efficient if they wanted to.

The software should be as efficient as possible before it starts requiring more RAM.
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Vista is not really a hog. It simply manages memory utilization differently.
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Vista is not really a hog. It simply manages memory utilization differently.
qft, I find it absolutely amazing that 1/2 years after vista's release people don't understand this....




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Watch this eat 1GB RAM at idle, makes Vista's 750MB at idle look great. While XP's 350MB at idle pulls ahead another 50 miles.
You do know that it's using that much ram due to Superfetch right? It's not just randomly wasting close to a gig of ram.
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You do know that it's using that much ram due to Superfetch right? It's not just randomly wasting close to a gig of ram.
Judging by the way he worded that I doubt it.

If you guys want to see what files Superfetch is using, reboot your PC. As soon as the desktop loads, pull up task manager. Click on the performance tab, then the performance monitor button. Click on disk, then click on the write/s bytes column (sorting in descending order)
You will notice the amount of free memory gradually decrease to about 20-30 MB, and you will see the file path of the prefetched data.
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post #50 of 113
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Vista is not really a hog. It simply manages memory utilization differently.
!!!!!

Then why, oh why can a pimped-out Linux distro run Compiz-Fusion, which is significantly more feature-rich than aero, on a system with a quarter of the specs that vista requires??

I guess vista DOES manage memory utilization differently, that is, worse than the competition.

Vista IS a resource hog, but NOT for the reason of superfetch. "Superfetch = memory hog" is probably the most common vista misnomer.
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