HUGE Ram and GPU usage

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Snowman, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Snowman

    Snowman Guest

    Is there a way to tune down Vista's hunger for RAM and GPU power? I could
    play Counter Strike: Source better on my laptop which had a single core AMD
    Turion 1.8ghz cpu, 1gig ram and X1600 gpu than my brand-spanking new Asus
    laptop which has a 2.4ghz core 2 duo, 2gig of ram and ATI HD 3470. This is
    just plain ridiculous that a newer laptop and newer software give me WORSE
    performance for a relatively old game. And it just isn't CS:S that's a
    problem either. Startup and shutdown time is WAY too long
     
    Snowman, Jun 25, 2008
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  2. Snowman

    roy69 Guest

    Turning off aero will inprove performance for a start
    There are also lots of tutorials on this website

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    roy6

    - Core 2 Quad Q660
    - Abit IP35 Pr
    - 4 x 1GB OcUK PC2-6400 C5 800 MHZ Dual Channe
    - Leadtek GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR
    - CiBox TFT 22" Widescreen LCD Panel. 1680 x 105
    - Creative X-Fi 7.1 PCI-
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    roy69, Jun 25, 2008
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  3. Snowman

    Hiren Guest

    You missed giving the link.


    Turning off aero will inprove performance for a start.
    There are also lots of tutorials on this website.


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    roy69

    - Core 2 Quad Q6600
    - Abit IP35 Pro
    - 4 x 1GB OcUK PC2-6400 C5 800 MHZ Dual Channel
    - Leadtek GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3
    - CiBox TFT 22" Widescreen LCD Panel. 1680 x 1050
    - Creative X-Fi 7.1 PCI-E
    - Antec 900 Ultimate Gaming Case
    - Creative Inspire 7.1 T7900 Speakers
    - Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Complient PSU
     
    Hiren, Jun 25, 2008
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  4. maybe he was busy with doing 69
     
    suddengunfire, Jun 25, 2008
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  5. Snowman

    Marc Guest

    I can't see how Aero can make that much of a difference. Half Life 2 and
    Portal runs fine on my laptop under Vista. I think perhaps your GFX card
    drivers arn't as good under vista.

    Marc
     
    Marc, Jun 25, 2008
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  6. You want Windows Vista to use lots of ram so it doesn't hammer the hard
    drive writing to the page file all the time. Using all your memory is a
    good thing but more than 2GB can be an even better thing. If you can add
    ram, do it. Also, some direct help for this issue is ReadyBoost. Get a
    Vista certified usb stick (4GB) and you will see some help.

    Use a good defragger to analyse your hard drive and see if it needs
    defragging.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 25, 2008
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  7. Snowman

    RemyMaza Guest

    Without SP1, Vista really sucks. If you don't have it, GET IT!
    You'll see major performance boost, more than you'll see by adding
    hardware or using ReadyBoost.

    Regards,
    Matt
     
    RemyMaza, Jun 25, 2008
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  8. Snowman

    Snowman Guest

    I have SP1, dammit. I'm not a noob that needs to be breast fed. Just need to
    know if anyone has any *real* way of telling Vista to stfu with eating away
    at so much of my ram. Also, the driver for my graphics may indeed not be the
    best it could, but ATI have had plenty of time to work on it and the HD line
    was designed specifically for HD playback and DX10 i.e. VISTA!!!
    I think at this point it's safe to say that Vista supporters have run out of
    **** excuses about trying to explain why it's such a horrible OS.
     
    Snowman, Jun 26, 2008
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  9. try to download Vista SP1 and change virtual memory usage at system
    settings. Download new ATI Catalyst to enhance your GPU. Good luck
     
    Valdis Support, Jun 26, 2008
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