is 2gb of ram

is 2gb of ram is just as good as 4gb.
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computerramusa
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Depends on what you're going to use the computer for. If you enlightened us as to how you plan to use the computer, we can give you a more informed answer.
Alias
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Alias
More proof that VISTA is dumbing down computer users. If you have to ask a question like that you are too stupid to own a computer.
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Michael A. Terrell
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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vista is bad for ya
and what's your excuse for being an asshole?
that question could be coming from any user of any OS...
I guess you cover those both! lol
idiot
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vista is bad for ya
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John Larkin
Just telling the truth. People ask a lot of questions they can't or won't like the answers to.
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It was cross posted to a design newsgroup where we don't cater to idiots.
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?
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Michael A. Terrell
XP barely crawls with 512 MB of RAM if the all the 'Windows updates' are installed.
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Michael A. Terrell
Geez - that is sure depressing! I've seen Linux installs that breeze along quite handily with 256mb.
Reply to
ray
XP works fine with 512 MB of RAM if it's RAM that's better than pc-100 or 133.
Alias
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Alias
You cannot really say that. IT depends on what applications you want to run and how many you want open at any one time. Besides we all know that Windows is a very inefficient OS and does a poor job of multitasking applications.
Reply to
measekite
No, 4gb of ram is twice as good as 2gb.
Reply to
Happy Trails
Cor Blimey, some mothers do have them !
They went to the Moon and back on something like 24kB IIRC.
Graham
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Eeyore
No excuse required, it comes naturally to him. He's also right btw.
Graham
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Eeyore
Not really true. If your system is using 1GB then how is 4GB twice as good as 2GB and if you are doing database (IO Bound) memory does not do as much as if you are number crunching.
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measekite
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Spehro Pefhany
In some cases 2gb is better. Setting aside half the address space for memory mapped I/O can make for a better system. If you put 2bg on a 24MHz version of the 8051, and make it address 2gb of external RAM is will out perform a 4gb, 4GHz quad core machine with graphics accelerator running Vista. Part of the problem is that Vista uses the bogosort routine to sort the PIDs to find the next task to give a time slice to but the 8051 just uses the JMP @A+DPTR
If you are doing graphics on your PC, you should stop right now. PCs are for doing spreadsheets.
Reply to
MooseFET
Half as good.
Reply to
Van Chocstraw
Try doing multiple tasks with it. You can install XP with 128 MB, but try using it if you install the updates.
I used to run a Commodore 64 with 38911 bytes of RAM.
The embedded 68340 processor controlling the equipment used for audio, video, & data uplink to the ISS has 64K * 16 EPROM, and 2k * 16 SRAM and a 16 MHz CPU clock
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Michael A. Terrell
If you don't mind excessive use of the swap files.
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Michael A. Terrell

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