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whats your vista running like? pictures inside

Discussion in 'Software' started by shaggy, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. shaggy

    shaggy Byte Poster

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    Dont know if this post has been done before, couldnt see one anywhere....
    Just wanted to know what Vista runs like on your machines?

    mines a 3Ghz P4 with 1Gb of RAM

    Question: why does Vista permenantly use 42% of my physical memory? i have like 9 MB free at best, whereas XP (although measured in KB?) has hundreds of thousands free?

    i feel paying out for the gig of RAM was a complete waste of money as i only get to use 58%, ive tried stopping unwanted services and ending unwanted processes (i had like 78!)



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  2. hbroomhall

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    A good OS will use most of available memory for cache and buffers and the like to speed things up. When other apps are run it will hand back the memory for the app to run.

    Try loading something *big* (photoshop come to mind) and see what happens.

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  3. wagnerk
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    I've got 2 laptops running Vista:

    Work
    Toshiba SP (with Vista Enterprise): 2GHz Core 2 Duo (T7200), 2GB ram, 5400rpm HDD, ATi Radeon 1600

    Home
    Acer (with Vista Home Premium): 2GHz Core 2 Duo (T7300), 2GB ram, 5400rpm HDD, ATi Radeon 1700

    All in all, both run smoothly for the most part (I'm not counting the various problems as hopefully SP1 will sort them out), a bit slower than if XP was on the laptops - but that's to be expected as Vista does use alot more resources.

    To tell the truth, I would upgrade the ram on your rig to at least 2GB then at some point upgrade to a dual core processor (pref the c2d as they have a larger cache than the standard dual-core), but that's just my opinion.

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  4. BosonMichael
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    I've got a 2.4 GHz box with 1GB of RDRAM running Vista. It runs rather smoothly, but I don't use it for much other than a lab computer.
     
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  5. shaggy

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    Yeah ideally i would like a c2d, theres a bundle that comes with a motherboard for £209 i think it is, but i havnt had any work for about 2 weeks now and the car takes priority these days

    also, as you mentioned SP1 for vista, anyone got a release date? i tried googling it but theres so many websites giving different dates, even the vista blog gave me late 07 and early 2008, comes out with XP SP3 i hear as well
     
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  6. Theprof

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    There's too many speculations as to when the final release of vista SP1 is supposed to be released. Like you mentioned about sp3 for xp that might be released before vista sp1. They have the beta version of SP1 for vista that you can try.

    Also for vista you want to have at least 2GB or ram. I am running vista ultimate at the moment and when I had a 1GB of ram it wasn't very smooth. When I installed 2GB it started to operate alot smoother.
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Harry is correct.

    If you show Vista that the memory is there and is not doing anything then it will try to put it to use caching things or other. Open up an application and it hands some of that memory back. This is the way that Vista was designed to work.

    Unlike a server which is optimised for the background services, leaving memory free, Vista is optimised for the front end and the applications that run on it, using memory to 'enhance' and speed up the user experience.
     
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    http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2007/09/microsoft-annou.html
     
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