post #21 of 22
12/25/08 at 10:09pm
5.5 gb of memory. That is both pagefile and ram. Assuming you don't know what pagefile is, it's a nice clean portion of your hard drive that applications use once they run out of ram. It works essentially the same as ram, it's just much slower. However, it is faster than normal hard drive space because it is all laid out nicely so there is no fragmentation like you'd get on regular hard drive bits, so the drive can just read the information instead of reading a bit, moving, reading etc. 32-bit systems can only use ~3.5 gb of ram, but can use unlimited pagefile.