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Old 02-13-07, 03:51 AM   #13
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Default Re: Vista 2gigs and 4gigs

Well, I use 4gigs as well, swapped to 64Bit to utilise all of it. The HD works only when Vista starts up until the memory is filled (superfetch). System restore is turned off, I use Acronis and made 2-3 images of the drive when it's clean with the needed drivers. A very smooth experience right now.
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Old 02-13-07, 06:14 AM   #14
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I tried 4GB, 2x2GB sticks of G.Skill and it didn't work in Vista 64bit I would get BSODs right after Windows progress bar. what ram are you using and how many sticks ???
With my Asus 650i and 4GB RAM, I had to underclock the memory to about 666MHz, increase the NB and RAM voltage, relaxe the timings and use 2T to make it work with the current BIOS. I lost 0-5% of performance in games. Oh noes...
Maybe you could try the same?
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Old 02-13-07, 07:37 AM   #15
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What horror stories?

So far I'm happy with the G.Skill 3-4-3-8 4x1024MB.
Stories ranging from the board not posting to outright frying of the memory sticks. I know you always have to take these stories with a grain of salt because most are probably nOObs not knowing what the hell their doing, but when I hear more stories then normal it tends to make me cautious.
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Old 02-13-07, 08:09 AM   #16
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Default Re: Vista 2gigs and 4gigs

i been messing around with memory for few days

i have 2gb ram, after boot up, it generally uses around 48-55% of ram.

so what i did was, open photoshop, and started opening some huge photos, after opening a good amount of photos, Photoshop was using about 1.5gb ram.

At that time i turned off photoshop, and my ram usage was at 33%, so it is true, vista does use your ram better. And when other applications require it, vista releases it.
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Old 02-13-07, 06:45 PM   #17
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I'll report back in a few days. I am getting two more 1gb Mushkin sticks to bring my system up to 4gb as well.

It use to be you could use the /3gb switch in you boot ini under x32 OS to allow applications access to 3gb instead of 2gb. I am not sure if Vista needs this although. I'll have to look into it.
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