Vista Ultimate x64 SP2

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by alyx, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. alyx

    alyx Guest

    Hi everybody
    At the moment I've installed Vista Ultimate x64 Sp2 and on the tas
    manager I see that the system is using about 1.1 gig of my memory.
    disabled all of the fancy features of vista and using Vista classi
    theme. Does anybody have the same problem

    ps. I've 2 gig of ram and quad core processor
    alyx, Oct 8, 2009
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    CrucialHoax Guest

    You can disable it in Windows Features. Really most people only use the
    snipping tool feature anyways.

    But my laptop has 4 gigs also and it used about the same as yours.
    Nothing to worry about. Getting it down to 500mb or less would mean
    running in safe mode.
    CrucialHoax, Oct 8, 2009
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  3. alyx

    alyx Guest

    Thank you very much CrucialHoax. Due to I've 2 gig of ram and the system
    is using 1 gig of it, it doesn't enough for me to work in 3d apps.
    Generally I use Max.
    alyx, Oct 8, 2009
  4. alyx

    CrucialHoax Guest

    Might want to look into a RAM upgrade then. As 2gb of RAM doesn't run
    so smoothly on Vista.

    P.S. I misread your first post and thought you stated you had -4gb-. :eek:
    CrucialHoax, Oct 8, 2009
  5. alyx

    alyx Guest

    Thank you very much CrucialHoax. Due to I've 2 gig of ram and the system
    is using 1 gig of it, it is not enough for me to work in 3d apps.
    Generally I use Max. Sorry about that, I deleted the message by
    alyx, Oct 8, 2009
  6. alyx

    alyx Guest

    No problem CrucialHoax, it doesn't matter. Actually, you are right,
    should add 2 gig of ram to my pc. But the problem is, in my pc there i
    2 gig of ram with speed at 800 mhz. But my mainboard supports 1066 mh
    memory. So, if I add 2 gig of ram(1066 mhz) does it cause any problems
    alyx, Oct 8, 2009
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    CrucialHoax Guest

    Yes, always keep ram the same to avoid any issues. So if you hav
    800mhz now, add a 2gig with a clock speed of 800mhz. If you want to u
    it replace -all- of the ram with the 1066mhz kit
    CrucialHoax, Oct 8, 2009
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    alyx Guest

    Thank you very much CrucialHoax, you are right. I think 1066 mhz
    memories is more faster than 800 mhz memories, isn't it?
    alyx, Oct 8, 2009
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    CrucialHoax Guest

    I couldn't tell you that honestly. Because it depends on the machine.
    Some will work better with certain types of RAM. But theoretically yes,
    1066mhz is faster. Maybe someone who knows a little more about RAM can
    point you in the right direction. :)
    CrucialHoax, Oct 8, 2009
  10. alyx

    alyx Guest

    Thank you very much, CrucialHoax. :
    alyx, Oct 8, 2009
  11. alyx

    CrucialHoax Guest

    No problem. :
    CrucialHoax, Oct 8, 2009
  12. Seems I am a bit late to the party ;)

    Though I have to say, 2gb for Vista, let alone x64 is a bit low. I
    suggest you at least upgrade to 4gb.
    DarkNovaGamer, Oct 8, 2009
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    Ian D Guest

    Open that panel, and in Tools > Options > Opening, unselect
    Show input panel tab. If you do this, I suggest selecting
    Show input panel icon in taskbar, in case you ever want the
    panel sometime in the future. Yes, is there because you have
    a Wcom tablet.

    Re the memory issue, if your using 64 bit Vista, increase your
    RAM to 4GB. It will reduce your stress level. The 1.1GB usage
    shown in Task Manager is nominal. If Vista is idle, the total
    private working memory for all running processes is in the
    area of 410MB, approx. However, the commit set for all
    processes will equal the reported physical memory usage.
    This can be seen in the memory tab of Task Manager's
    resource monitor. The only way to reduce memory usage
    is to kill unneeded processes. For example, if you don't
    use the sidebar, you could save about 22MB. The problem
    is that if you start killing the large system processes, the OS
    could crash.
    Ian D, Oct 8, 2009
  14. alyx

    Rick Rogers Guest


    What problem? What you are seeing is quite normal. Vista, like previous
    versions of Windows, tries to utilize available memory whereever it can. In
    fact, if you aren't using all 2GB of your system memory, then that is wasted
    memory. When other processes require memory, the OS should release lower
    priority processes to it. Think of it like having x number of seats in your
    home. If you only have x-2 people using them, then the difference is wasted
    (unused) seating (space). When x+2 people show up, the most important x
    people get your attention while the +2 receive less, if they even need it at

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Windows help -
    Rick Rogers, Oct 9, 2009
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    alyx Guest

    Thank you very much everybody! :) I've closed sidebar and switched t
    classic theme. If I switch to Aeroglass, does my system will slow down
    alyx, Oct 9, 2009
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    CrucialHoax Guest

    Not noticeably but it will use more resources. dwm.exe will use about
    15mb with aero glass on. With the classic themes it uses about 3-5mb
    CrucialHoax, Oct 9, 2009
  17. Free memory is useless memory. Vista uses as much as it can for the
    processes being run..
    Mike Hall - MVP, Oct 11, 2009
  18. alyx

    alyx Guest

    Thank you very much guys! :)
    I think the best solution is adding memory.
    alyx, Oct 11, 2009
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