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Windows Vista cool down

By Ultiweap
Sep 26, 2008
  1. Hi everyone,

    I was just wondering what can be done to cut a little the RAM Usage of Windows Vista...

    I already tried some tweak from the site : Tweakhound and this site make Vista going a little better just more fluid but the RAM Usage is still high and I would like to know what can be done to cool it down a little more.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 606

    Ok thanks man...

    But I think the only thing I need to do is to buy and upgrade my RAM only that way I think I will be able to work Vista better
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I agree
    1 Gig is not enough for Vista
    Minimum 2gig, preferred 4gig
     
  5. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 606

    Yeah having 4gig would be very nice but the problem that is cost a lot so will need to wait before having it.
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Vista handles RAM differently than XP. You can put 4 gigs in it and you are still going to have a low amount of "free" RAM. It background loads common apps into RAM for faster launch times. If you are trying to tweak Vista so your Task Manager looks like XP then you are likely going to hurt the performance of Vista.

    I have 3 gigs of RAM in mine, on launch I have quite a bit of free RAM. Doing absolutley nothing I can load up the task manager and watch my free RAM disappear. Its supposed to do that.
     
  7. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 606

    So if I understand well that you mentioned is that if I tweak Vista my performance get hurt and not going to be more rapid. I'm talking about tweaking like putting a good cache and to disabled non usable services.
     
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