Memory Recommendations for Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by aj405, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. aj405

    aj405 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Does MS recommends the memory usuage for Vista to run it smoothly with a DVD burner application running ?
     
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    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Not sure what you mean bud.

    I recommend having 2 GB in your system to run Vista nice and smooth :)

    Even with a DVD burner running.

    Vista does a great job of memory management so you should be fine with 2 GB to provide "coverage" for all items
     
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    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    or if like me you cant afford more mem stick a usb key in the back and use it as mem :)
     
  5. Sazar

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    It doesn't offer much by way of improvement. It also runs a lot slower for most things than both system memory and hard-drives.

    Note that memory prices for systems is relatively low for most all types of memory :)
     
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    1 gig minimum for smooth operation.

    2 Gig is generally recommended for VISTA, but a friend just picked up a cheap laptop, added a 1 gig stick for a total of 1.5 gig and he says it's running great.

    Generally the burner software will maintain a ram buffer to prevent problems but if you demand too much for the cpu you have it can drain the buffer and make a platter.
     
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  7. LordOfLA

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    Vista runs swimmingly for me with 6GB :)