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Aero and 1 gig

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So what do you Aero users say? Is one gig enough memory to run Aero
smoothly? Some say yes, others say probably not. I'm looking at a new
machine with only one meg.
-Pete
 

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"Pete" <Pete@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> So what do you Aero users say? Is one gig enough memory to run Aero
> smoothly? Some say yes, others say probably not. I'm looking at a new
> machine with only one meg.
> -Pete
>

I mean gig.
 

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bvonr

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Hi Pete I am running Vista with 3G 400mhz ram and the sidebarr meter says I
am using about 33% of my ram at idle with everything turned on for maximum
use (like areo) I have an Athlon x64 Dual Core 4400

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> > So what do you Aero users say? Is one gig enough memory to run Aero
> > smoothly? Some say yes, others say probably not. I'm looking at a new
> > machine with only one meg.
> > -Pete
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> I mean gig.
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Rud

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im running with 1gb pc6400 ram and vista is chewing on about 800mb of it most of the time so its not leaving much left for anything else
 

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Asky

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I am running 1GB DDR2 @ PC6400 and it consumes around 700MB w/basic apps installed and running.
So Aero should work well with 1GB unless u want to do heavy gaming(BF2,Stalker etc etc).I have run games like FIFA,HL2,CS Source no probs at all.
The real question is whether u have a good enuff GFX Card tu run Aero IMO(Assuming u have1GB of RAM). :)
 

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Well i use 4 gb of PC6400 and even that seems to be NOT enough, since Vista 64 Ultimate still uses more than 2 gb in the pagefile. I gave Vista 200 mb-4000 mb and right now the pagefile is over 2000 mb. So 6-8 gb would be ideal for memory.

What strikes me more is that with PC6400 performance of the memory is ONLY 5,6 so maybe PC8500 (1066 MHZ) would be better.

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:eek: 4GB not enuf???
Certainly seems like something is going wrong.
You mite as well start looking for tweaks that disable the pagefile and make sure vista actually uses the 4GB RAM.
I will post here if i find one.
 

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On my laptop, it initially had 1 gig installed, and with Aero enabled, and just at the desktop, it was using a little over half of that gig. The machine ran quite well using a browser, and with a couple of programs open. I added another gig (2 gigs total), and now I have 1.37 gigs of free memory, and boot-up and shut-down are much quicker. In fact everything is noticably quicker. I should also mention that this machine has a Nvidia Go 7600 256 mg. graphics card (dedicated) installed.
Highly recommend 2 gigs when you can get it.

Note: Paging file is hard drive space, and has nothing to do with ram (physically).
 

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Sandeep Thoppil

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in my laptop which runs on 32bit Intel duo core and 512mb DDR 667Mhz FSB
memory Aero wasnt working. I later upgraded my memory to 1 gb, this also
doesnt bring the aero, later I reinstalled Vista Home Premium. Which brought
up the Aero and answered lot of issues like USB device problems and such.
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"Asky" wrote:

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> :eek: 4GB not enuf???
> Certainly seems like something is going wrong.
> You mite as well start looking for tweaks that disable the pagefile and
> make sure vista *actually uses* the 4GB RAM.
> I will post here if i find one.
>
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I'm using Aero at this very moment with 512 megs and have 160 megs free. The setup program even turned on all the bells and whistles despite my ancient GeForce MX440 with 64megs. So I don't think that's what's hogging memory and making your systems slower.

Turning off restore points, background defrag and indexing on drive C: seemed to make this PC about twice as fast though. :|
 

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well Asky, i do not know. My Vista uses around1,1 GB, BUT i gave the pagefile between 250 mb And 2500 mb, so it could expand by itself.

Since i have 4 gig i thought that Vista would not expand the pagefile, but Vista takes more then 2000 mb, so?

The machine is fast, but there are faster machines i am sure.

If ever you know a way to get around this, please let me know.

thanks,

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Yes Clark, i know pagefile uses "normally" disk space, but with the 4 gb memory i try to avoid using this disk space, so only use memory.

I will put 0 mb in the pagefile and see what happens.

Thanks,

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Well, so far so good. No pagfile, computer is noticable faster, easier so it seems.

Now instead of using 1,15 gb memory it indicates 1,65 gb. I will leave it like this for the moment.

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You guys must understand that unlike xp and its predecessors, Vista does use whatever you put into it. The more mem .. the more it will use... The more cache it will store... And rightfully enough.. Specially if you are running superfetch and others.

I have 4gb ram at the beginning of the installation it used about 50% of it.. just to be there... after a while (a few days and i guess this is superfetch tuning) it dropped to 26% as it is now. Depending on the frequency of certain programs.

When i tend to start a game frequently like bf2.. Mem usage will drop significantly.. If i start loading up pretty much Flash, photoshop and other huge programs.. Mem consumption will go through the roof.

So this is system (ultimate at least) is far better than xp in memory usage....

If i had the $ i would pour in 8gb on the system as i see it uses it all... I woudn't however disable pagefile as For some reason it makes the system slower... Maybe buy a 4gb stick drive to use it solely for pagefile would be an improvement.
 

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Aero is running no problem on the P3 1GHz with 1GB RDRAM that I have with a static 1534MB Pagefile on D: and a static 200MB pagefile on C:

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disabled the pagefile, so everything in memory. 2 Gb seems is just not enough, 3 is ideal believ me.

1 gb is definitly not enough, sure you can manage, but you need more, certainly is you use Sata drives.

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hello all,

i bought my notebook first with 1GB RAM. Because of the fact, that i want to play games on my laptop i bought additional 1 GB for it. In windows i noticed no diffrenece of performance. In the games and programs (for example, Visual Studio, SQL Server) i was happy to have the additional 1 GB. (Dell M1710, Core 2 Duo T7400 with 2,16 GHz, GeForce 7900 GTX with 512 MB, former 1GB RAM now 2 GB RAM)

On my old notebook i installed Windows Vista x32. In normal office using (surfing in the internet, writing text with office, using messenger, hearing music) it was definitly ok and not slow! (Asus M6800M, Intel Pentium M with 1,5 GHz, Ati Raedon 9600 with 64 MB, 512!! MB RAM)

In both configuration i cant notice problems with Aero.

with best regards from germany.
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