Question about RAM, or is RAM the problem?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by HOD, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. HOD

    HOD Guest

    hi guys, i was trying to upgrade my RAM situation and recently purchased and
    installed 1024MB (now i have 1982MB) but i am not really noticing a
    difference. Should i have purchased a different kind of RAM? or is it that
    Vista is just plain slow? i glanced down the page and noticed alot of
    complaints in that dept... help me...
    HOD, Jun 29, 2007
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  2. You often hear people saying that more memory is better, but that's
    true only up to a point. Beyond that point, more memory doesn't hurt,
    but it doesn't help either. More memory helps only when what you are
    running causes you to use the page file instead of RAM. If you're in
    that situation, adding RAM reduces (or eliminates) page file use, and
    speeds up performance. If you're not in that situation, the RAM does
    next to nothing for you.

    Apparently, for your mix of applications, you were already at the
    point where you weren't using the page file.


    Should i have purchased a different kind of RAM? or is it that
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jun 29, 2007
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  3. General speed is not just down to RAM.. the CPU, hard drive and video card
    plays a part too.. make sure that the power management settings don't have
    your CPU pegged down..

    Also bear in mind that some programs are more CPU intensive than RAM


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Mike Hall - MVP, Jun 29, 2007
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