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Reduce Physical Memory Use

  1. #1


    summaawilum Guest

    Reduce Physical Memory Use

    When I boot up the computer and only open IE 7, my memory usage runs at
    around 930 MB, and I would like to reduce it.

    How do I make it so that every little gadget and small program affliated
    with windows doesn't automatically open when I boot up the computer?

    Note: I already opened up Defender and reduced the startup programs to a
    minimum. I am running the 64-bit version with a clean setup and very few
    installed prorgrams (Word, Symantec) on a Core 2 (2.0 ghz) laptop and 2 gig's
    of ram.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    PaulB Guest

    RE: Reduce Physical Memory Use

    Hi,
    VISTA memory manangement is different than XP. It tries to utilize all the
    memory you have to set up things for faster operation. This does not mean you
    will run out of memory as long as you have the recommended amount. It is
    suppose to be very efficient in it's memory management. Think about it, if
    you have memory installed that you never use what did you spend your money
    for.
    --
    Paul


    "summaawilum" wrote:

    > When I boot up the computer and only open IE 7, my memory usage runs at
    > around 930 MB, and I would like to reduce it.
    >
    > How do I make it so that every little gadget and small program affliated
    > with windows doesn't automatically open when I boot up the computer?
    >
    > Note: I already opened up Defender and reduced the startup programs to a
    > minimum. I am running the 64-bit version with a clean setup and very few
    > installed prorgrams (Word, Symantec) on a Core 2 (2.0 ghz) laptop and 2 gig's
    > of ram.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Stooovie Guest

    Re: Reduce Physical Memory Use

    Yes, memory is there to be filled. It's useless if it isn't. Try to open
    more RAM-hungry apps and notice used memory will not rise dramatically. THis
    is very different to XP, which always tries to free up memory, which only
    results in disk thrashing and endless swapping. Vista caches (preallocates)
    available memory for future use.

    "PaulB" <PaulB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4476552F-3530-400E-BAD7-1AF59F73877E@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > VISTA memory manangement is different than XP. It tries to utilize all the
    > memory you have to set up things for faster operation. This does not mean
    > you
    > will run out of memory as long as you have the recommended amount. It is
    > suppose to be very efficient in it's memory management. Think about it, if
    > you have memory installed that you never use what did you spend your money
    > for.
    > --
    > Paul
    >
    >
    > "summaawilum" wrote:
    >
    >> When I boot up the computer and only open IE 7, my memory usage runs at
    >> around 930 MB, and I would like to reduce it.
    >>
    >> How do I make it so that every little gadget and small program affliated
    >> with windows doesn't automatically open when I boot up the computer?
    >>
    >> Note: I already opened up Defender and reduced the startup programs to a
    >> minimum. I am running the 64-bit version with a clean setup and very few
    >> installed prorgrams (Word, Symantec) on a Core 2 (2.0 ghz) laptop and 2
    >> gig's
    >> of ram.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Gene Fitz Guest

    Re: Reduce Physical Memory Use

    Indeed, Vista requires more resources, but uses them amazingly more
    efficiently. Also, note that it will not always be like that either. After
    first load, and for a while afterwards, depending on how much you have, Index
    will be running. After a while, it slows down. You will also notice that your
    hard drive seems to be running constantly. That will calm after a while as
    well.
    It may not click yet, but this is one of the advancements of Vista. the
    indexing tool makes programs and files accessible faster and better. Just let
    it do it's thing.

    Hope this helps :-)

    "Stooovie" wrote:

    > Yes, memory is there to be filled. It's useless if it isn't. Try to open
    > more RAM-hungry apps and notice used memory will not rise dramatically. THis
    > is very different to XP, which always tries to free up memory, which only
    > results in disk thrashing and endless swapping. Vista caches (preallocates)
    > available memory for future use.
    >
    > "PaulB" <PaulB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:4476552F-3530-400E-BAD7-1AF59F73877E@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > > VISTA memory manangement is different than XP. It tries to utilize all the
    > > memory you have to set up things for faster operation. This does not mean
    > > you
    > > will run out of memory as long as you have the recommended amount. It is
    > > suppose to be very efficient in it's memory management. Think about it, if
    > > you have memory installed that you never use what did you spend your money
    > > for.
    > > --
    > > Paul
    > >
    > >
    > > "summaawilum" wrote:
    > >
    > >> When I boot up the computer and only open IE 7, my memory usage runs at
    > >> around 930 MB, and I would like to reduce it.
    > >>
    > >> How do I make it so that every little gadget and small program affliated
    > >> with windows doesn't automatically open when I boot up the computer?
    > >>
    > >> Note: I already opened up Defender and reduced the startup programs to a
    > >> minimum. I am running the 64-bit version with a clean setup and very few
    > >> installed prorgrams (Word, Symantec) on a Core 2 (2.0 ghz) laptop and 2
    > >> gig's
    > >> of ram.

    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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