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I ran 2gb for a while in vista, and it almost drove me nuts. I HATED having only 2gb. The system seemed more sluggish, BF2142 would crash after every 2 rounds because of a memory allocation issue, and the game would feel laggy. I bought a 4gb kit as soon as I was able. There was a night and day difference for me, I wouldnt go back to 2gb unless someone had a gun to my head Just my experience though, others seem to work pretty well on 2gb.
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Ach, I saw the opposite. Vista Home Basic on 512mb was a nightmare. My mate had the exact same model of laptop, but running XP home and it was much better.
I was running Windows Vista Ultimate on it, along with a Celeron M 1.5Ghz, and a Radeon XPress 200M. RAM usage was around 300MB most of the time.
post #23 of 28
It was probably just a really crappy build, then. Never trust Acer laptops (that said my grandmother has a fairly decent ACer)

Right now I'm idling at 1079mb RAM on Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
    
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It was probably just a really crappy build, then. Never trust Acer laptops (that said my grandmother has a fairly decent ACer)

Right now I'm idling at 1079mb RAM on Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
I'm idling about 899MB. With TeamSpeak 2, xFire, WLM, Firefox, TeamSpeak 2 Server, and Aero Glass. One thing I have noticed is that Vista scales backwards when a system doesn't have much RAM.

*Picture taken on my system with 1GB of RAM*

post #25 of 28
Not bad going, that.

I'm now using 1138mb with Winamp open. I've got Firefox, Winamp, Everest, l33tsig, xfire and the creative audio console open.

I'm using 64bit, though.

I'm finding now that Crysis takes up about 1900mb of RAM, whereas it used to only take about 1700.

EDIT:

Actually, that's the overall useage of my system. Crysis doesn't take up so much!
    
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post #26 of 28
2 gigs and Vista is fine.
I had 2 gigs for a while and noticed no real difference 95% of the time between the 2 and 4 gigs I now have.
That being said, Vista does use ~1.5 gigs all the time with 4 gigs, where it used ~.75 gigs when I had 2. I don't mind it though, I bought the memory to be used.

My dads laptop came with 512mb and Vista Basic, and it sucked. Was very slow to boot, load programs, and you could not multi task with it. You could barely surf the web and do anything else at all. He added another gig and it was better, and plugging in a 1 gig USB for a little more memory helped.
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post #27 of 28
I did this too.... However i was having FPS issues w/ WoW, Opera, and iTunes...
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post #28 of 28
Quote:
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Ach, I saw the opposite. Vista Home Basic on 512mb was a nightmare. My mate had the exact same model of laptop, but running XP home and it was much better.
Same. 512MB on home BASIC = nightmare. 1GB is better. 2GB is the "safe" zone.
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