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Old February 18, 2010, 05:24 PM
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I'm running W7 64 with 8GB. I have never seen it go above 50%. Ever. That's while editing HD video and multitasking several other programs. If I had 3.3 GB I suppose it would bottleneck, but these 'average' users couldn't be using that much horsepower, or could they?! Maybe using social networking apps while running a botnet spam server and making lolcat posters.. I dunno.
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Old February 18, 2010, 05:32 PM
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The article is crap. Oh noes! Windows 7 has better memory management and it uses more ram when idle. This is such a bad thing.

If you would rather have your ram doing absolutely nothing instead of being useful than turn off Superfetch.
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Old February 18, 2010, 05:35 PM
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what that?

SUPAHFETCH!


oh noes! an operating system that actually keeps up with the times ad requires more resources for use! it's not like *insert any other program here* doesn't do that!
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Old February 18, 2010, 05:36 PM
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This is why you do research before you write an article. So you don't end up with stupid shit like this.
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Old February 18, 2010, 05:53 PM
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The article is crap. Oh noes! Windows 7 has better memory management and it uses more ram when idle. This is such a bad thing.

If you would rather have your ram doing absolutely nothing instead of being useful than turn off Superfetch.
I hate this argument seriously.

Modern computers run so fast that opening a program doesn't take 10 years like it used to anymore.

So why bother caching memory for? That is beyond me.
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Old February 18, 2010, 06:15 PM
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I hate this argument seriously.

Modern computers run so fast that opening a program doesn't take 10 years like it used to anymore.

So why bother caching memory for? That is beyond me.
As opposed to what? Not using the RAM for anything? A PC might be 'fast enough', but if you can make it even faster, why not?
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Old February 18, 2010, 06:34 PM
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I've had up around 90% mem usage, but that's after a looooooong time... couple months uptime I'd say.
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Old February 18, 2010, 06:40 PM
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I've had up around 90% mem usage, but that's after a looooooong time... couple months uptime I'd say.
Not learning to use Office 2007 obviously...
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Old February 18, 2010, 06:42 PM
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Gah! Eat my ass!

I should mention that my machine never felt "slow" or "bogged down" with memory at 90%
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Old February 18, 2010, 06:45 PM
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As opposed to what? Not using the RAM for anything? A PC might be 'fast enough', but if you can make it even faster, why not?
Just because a car has a speedometer that goes to 220 I suppose we should right? I mean why waste all that speed?

Its something that is not necessary.
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