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#1 Roadblock

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 10:52 AM

Is it normal that with vista it uses 800mb of my memory, since it says in my advanced properties i only have 2.2gb of available memory, i guess its from all the special features on vista.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 03:13 PM

Where exactly does it say that you have 2.2GB of memory available?

How much memory is available hasn't really got anything to do with how much memory Vista uses. Vista uses all the memory all the time, but has a priority scheme where a process with higher priority can steal memory from a process with lower priority. Then Vista also pads this with the pagefile where low priority stuff gets dumped onto the hard drive in case of a RAM shortage.

When talking about memory available you usually mean that something else is using the memory or the address space instead of Vista, i.e. integrated graphics.

Edited by Mr Alpha, 30 October 2007 - 03:14 PM.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 10:39 PM

Sorry for the late response.. yeah i guess i meant i went to msconfig and than to system information and it told me i had 2.27gb available memory left... It was sort of a dumb question i just wasnt used to seeing it use that much just for processes compared to xp :huh:




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