Re: Memory Throttling?
32 bit vista is limited to somewhere below 4GB (you can install 4GB, a
portion at the high end is used for hardware mapping yielding about 3.5GB
for the operating system.)
64 bit vista can use much more memory (don't know how much, but probably
more than you can afford).
My Vista home premium has 2 GB, normally runs about 30-50% used (as I type
this 740MB of 2045MB is in use).
If I start loading more programs the usage goes up, I don't do enough fancy
stuff to make much use of the second GB but didn't cost much and is good to
have in reserve.
"jamesy" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> The question is regarding Vista and memory: do different versions only
> for limited memory use? Do i need to get Ultimate to get to use the other
> 1GB in the machine? Or is this also a power issue - if this were a
> it would mamage memory better? Thanks
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>> Most laptops have drives that are 5400 RPM. They use less current and the
>> batteries last longer than when 7200 RPM drives are installed.
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
>> "jamesy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> > Does Vista throttle memory usage? I have a new machine with Vista
>> > pre-installed, and it runs disk-bound all the time. 2GB ram and 5400
>> > rpm
>> > drive seems like a huge memory mismatch - don't know why they still put
>> > 5400
>> > rpm drives in. Maybe my cache is too small? The system seems to only
>> > use
>> > 1GB, so wondering why it's not taking advantage of the other 1GB???