Just telling the truth. People ask a lot of questions they can't or
won't like the answers to.
If you don't like it, kill file me.
It was cross posted to a design newsgroup where we don't cater to
Personally, I would locate the motherboard specs and stuff it to the
limit with the fastest memory it can use.
OK, how many gig is best on my Commodore 128 with the OS in ROM? My
S-100 systems? Do I really need more than 1 k of RAM? How about the
Intel Multibus computers in the shop? Or the Motorola Exorcisor
computers or VME boxen?
I AM crazy. Anyone who denies being crazy is admitting to being
I spent two years stuck in bed. I only have a couple productive hours
per day, yet I haven't given up. I am a 100% disabled US Army Veteran,
and I use humor to take the edges off the all too often bad days. Have
you ever had to deal with a conceited VA nurse who thinks she is a
doctor? Has bad medical advice come close to costing you both legs?
My mother died of Colon cancer decades ago. Her motto was "Crazy is
not being afraid to laugh at the world when it kicks you in the teeth."
Take that any way you want to. She suffered a year of pain and side
effects of her treatment, but did her best to keep her sense of humor.
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Its actually a very good question WRT Vista. A friend of mine (one of
the few I have left) bought a new Vista machine spec'd with 4Gb or RAM.
The BIOS detected 4Gb, but Vista could only see 2Gb. So, in this case,
2Gb IS just as good as 4Gb.
Your answer should have been, "If you've bought Vista, you are too
stupid to own a computer".
Paul Hovnanian mailto: snipped-for-privacy@Hovnanian.com
On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 19:42:28 -0800 (PST), the renowned
Some of the address space is used for memory mapped hardware. I don't
think I've seen more than about 3G available in a system with 4G RAM
and a 32-bit O/S.
I am hoping that 64-bit Windows 7 will be available relatively soon,
since I'm running into RAM limitations, and I'd like to dedicate a
fairly fast machine with 32G or so of RAM to running such programs
(and avoid Vista64-- already seen a ton of problems with running XP64
general purpose, hence the dedicated machine). A fast machine with 32G
of RAM is still cheap compared to some of the engineering softare
(Matlab, FEA, CFD type stuff).
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
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It might be an AMD thing, but the mobo vendors spec slower RAM if you
really stuff it. I built a linux system out of a quad core AMD using
an Asus M3N78 PRO with 8 Gbytes. I don't do any graphics on the
system, so I used the on board video and it steals about a Gbyte. I
think when the dust settles, I get about 6.5G. I have an app that uses
about 5G. Anyway, past 4G they suggested slower RAM, probably due to
I believe Intel puts the memory controller in the chipset, while AMD
puts it in the CPU. So I don't know if Intel can handle more ram
without a slow down, but it would be worth checking out.
On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 11:58:33 -0500, "Michael A. Terrell"
People who ask questions, maybe not in their own field
of expertise, tend to learn things.
People who think they know everything, and call other people
stupid, should probably try learning something outside
their own field of expertise...
Mike, did you leap fully formed from the womb? Did you
never have to ask anyone about anything? Since you
have been born you have known everything? Just curious...
Easy to use graphics effects:
vista uses extra ram as a cache keeping programs that it uses frequently in
that cache for the next time you run it..
therefore the more ram you have the better
that said, for computer for everyday use will see a small increase in
performance but for a computer doing graphics you absolutely need more ram
than 2 gb...
vista is a very fat and boated OS... and it depends on much ram to get its
fat arse moving...
for the vista loving trolls who deny this, please let them remove the extra
ram they have and let them use only 512 mb ram
XP would runs "ok" with 512mb meaning that you can use it for some tasks,
but vista strains under its own weight.
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