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Originally Posted by The Duke
Another MS OS memory HOG at the RAM trough
That's one of the main things they've done to Vista, making it better at memory management. Just like I said before, it's an 800mb pagefile, and it's not using that much more memory than XP x64 does!
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Well lets face it we can actually turn off alot of features in Vista like in XP to make it a little faster lol. ..Dam Ill have to make a new guide on it even though the acrchitecture in some ways will be similar to XP
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I don't see a problem with it using more RAM. You are prepared to upgrade your graphics card to run new games at decent frames. and you accept that with a new graphics card you may need a bigger PSU. You are prepared to buy a new hard drive to fit more programs onto your computer. Why are people complaing they might need to upgrade to run Vista? I don't get it
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no reason to get vista besides playing halo 2
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post #35 of 39
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no reason to get vista besides playing halo 2
Lol thats another good point
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Vista's "SuperFetch" feature may be why they recommend more RAM...

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SuperFetch, a new feature in Windows Vista, allows applications and files to load much faster than on Windows XP-based computers. In previous versions of Windows, system responsiveness could be uneven. You may have experienced sluggish behavior after booting your machine, after performing a fast user switch, or even after lunch. Although too many carbohydrates might slow you down after lunch, your computer slows down for different reasons. When you're not actively using your computer, background tasks—including applications such as automatic back-up and antivirus software—take this opportunity to run when they will least disturb you. These background tasks can take space in system memory that your applications were using. After you start to use your PC again, it can take some time to reload your data into memory, slowing down performance.

SuperFetch, a new technology in Windows Vista, understands which applications you use most, and preloads these applications into memory, so your system is more responsive when you first boot or when you switch to a different user profile. SuperFetch uses an intelligent prioritization scheme that understands which applications you use most often, and can even differentiate which applications you are likely to use at different times (for example, on the weekend versus during the week), so that your computer is ready to do what you want it to do. SuperFetch can also prioritize your applications over background tasks, so that when you return to your machine after leaving it idle, it's still responsive.
I think that's a dumb idea... Maybe it'll work better than I'm predicting... Hopefully there'll be a way to diable it.
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Or you could just get control of the programs instead of letting them run you. damn...
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Originally Posted by Pinhead-227
Vista's "SuperFetch" feature may be why they recommend more RAM...



I think that's a dumb idea... Maybe it'll work better than I'm predicting...
Another addition to the indexing services that plagues us all
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Another addition to the indexing services that plagues us all
I always disable the "Indexing Service" immediately as it tends to run havoc on systems.

To disable the Indexing service, open "Computer Management" from "Administrative Tools" (on the Start menu if you enabled this, or from the Control Panel), select "Services and Applications", double click "Services", and find the Indexing Service. Double click to bring up the Properties window, and click Stop to force Windows to stop the service. Then from the Status type drop down box select Disabled.

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