It depends on what is running in the background. Some manufacturers load
the OS with a bunch of crap that runs in the background. You can run
MSCONFIG to stop some processes from starting when you boot up.
I have 1 GB in one of my machines, and it does fill up quick. The
absolute minimum is 512MB, but that is slow. 1 GB is normal for most
users, and 1.5-2GB for gaming or Photoshop type users. As always, more
Dustin Harper firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.vistarip.com
Donald Shelton wrote:
> I bought a new machine with vista home premium. It came with just a little
> over 1 GB of Ram installed.
> On my sidebar I have the memory gauge. With just a few programs running in
> the background and using IE, the gauge goes up to 80+%.
> Do I need to get more memory? Is 1GB just the bare minimum needed to run
> Thanks to all