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If you are still in XP 2GB is plenty. In Vista then you need over 2GB for best performance.
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post #12 of 71
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
If you are still in XP 2GB is plenty. In Vista then you need over 2GB for best performance.
Vista runs just fine on 1gb, 2gb is great, and 4gb is awesome with running tons of stuff (and when I mean tons, I mean things like giving two Virtual Machines 600 mb of RAM a piece)
    
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Vista runs just fine on 1gb, 2gb is great, and 4gb is awesome with running tons of stuff (and when I mean tons, I mean things like giving two Virtual Machines 600 mb of RAM a piece)
I am just saying that if i don't customize Vista it uses its services that when they are on its about 1.6GB Idle so 2GB doesn't really cut it. if you turn them of that's a different story and yes it ran fine in my system with 2 GB but 4 GB is best.
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post #14 of 71
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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
The only time you should buy more ram is if you find yourself keeping 'Virtual Memory' enabled.
Or you want to increase the size of your e-peen.

Or disable page-filing.

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post #15 of 71
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you people who are still on XP 32bit expect reviewer to waste time and effort to test old technology for you?

64bit is the way forward. in fact, there is no reason to install 32bit on newly built computers.

8GB is the amount to have. it's not just for an e-errection. it's really useful. i often have VMware allocated 3GB RAM + h.264 encoding + a game of my choice open without any lag for any of them. you cannot dismiss such thing if you have never tryed it.
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I am just saying that if i don't customize Vista it uses its services that when they are on its about 1.6GB Idle so 2GB doesn't really cut it. if you turn them of that's a different story and yes it ran fine in my system with 2 GB but 4 GB is best.
Vista is designed to find a use for IDLE memory. If an application needs it, Vista will release the memory.
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Yes. Cache != memory in use.
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post #18 of 71
useful post - thank you very much
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Why do these kinds of articles always think gaming is the only thing PC with lots of power is used for? Why don't they ever do some tests on how memory affects the performance of CATIA, Maple, MATLAB? That would be much more interesting!
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With my CoD4 dedicated server running on my computer CoD4 would shutter in-game with 2GB of RAM, but not 4GBs. Now, for the average person, who has things like a anti-virus (I don't.), maybe a third-party firewall as well. That would use up at least as much memory as a CoD4 server does.

Meaning their wrong.
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