hi,,, i know 64bit uses more ram then 32bit,,, but thats a bit much me thinks,,,, have you closed down or set to manual all the services you dont need or use,,, here's a good site thst will guide you through it,,, if your unsure wether you need or use a service and what set a service at,,, dont change it or set it to manual,,,The Black Viper,,,http://www.blackviper.com/
click on vista service pack 1 config's.
you could also not use things like the side bar as this will use ram,,,, also take a look in the start up for programs that load on boot up,,, i only have my 2 security programs on start up,,http://www.maximumpcguides.com/stop-progra...config-command/
then to stop vista telling you every time you boot that you have stopped them look at this link.http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...ograms-balloon/
also some security sweets are resorce hungry,,, like norton 360 or mcafy internet security,,,, i see you have Kaspersky Internet Security,,,, i dont know much about this one appart from its suppose to be good,,, have a look in task manager to see if it uses alot of the systems resorces and google it to see if anyone says it dose.
and also dont forget about vista's superfetch.http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-v...superfetch.aspx
this is m$ opinion of it,,,, and here is another,,,,http://www.vistadiscuss.com/windows-vista-...-sucks/2006/09/
Edited by figgis41, 18 July 2008 - 10:24 AM.