Re: Disappearing Memory
On Mon, 7 Jan 2008 23:33:00 -0800, PhooPhan
> I'm no expert but you need a minimum of 2gb of memory just to run Vista
No, how much RAM you need for decent performance depends on what apps
you run. Most people need RAM somewhere in the 1-2GB range (although
those doing things like photo- or video-editing may need more).
By the way, despite his subject line, his message is entirely about
disk space, not RAM.
> and I
> believe a 70gb HD is very small for a computer with Vista.
It's on the small side, but I wouldn't call it *very* small. It's far
from so small that it's unusable. How much disk space you need depends
on what you do with your computer and what files you save. I know many
people who use their computers lightly and save very little. For them
70GB would be way than enough.
> I purchased my
> laptop 6 months ago and I have 2gb of memory and a 180gb HD and it's already
> 60% full.
We all have different usage patterns. My needs aren't your needs, and
your needs aren't tedj28's needs.
> "tedj28" wrote:
> > I recently got a new computer that had a 70GB HD. I've been using it for a
> > few months, adding pictures and downloading a few things periodically.
> > Primarily it's been used for surfing the net and checking e-mail, light
> > stuff. However, I'm down to about 27GBs and have not added nowhere near 43GBs
> > worth ofmaterial to the PC. Any idea where the memory has gone and how I can
> > get it back? I have checked the temp files and internet files as well and
> > they are long gone
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
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