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Vista performance performance improvement

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ConsumingHatred, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. ConsumingHatred

    ConsumingHatred Thread Starter

    Feb 23, 2007
    Well, yet another small doubt has occured to me. Quick and simple, my system (Windows Vista Home Premium) has been sufficient and satisfactory until now with it's 1014MB of RAM, however, seemingly, like with every other computer I've used, they always just get slower over time (or perhaps the excitement wears off) and I was wondering just how much of an improvement it would really be to have 1.5GB RAM or even 2GB RAM.

    Considering HP sent me this beauty with two 512MB RAM, of course, now I wonder why they did that. Hahah.
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
  3. leanne1984


    Jun 18, 2007
    It doesn't take long to become sluggish. Defraging your registry is a good idea, as well as Auslogics there's also an option in Tuneup 2007 or 2006 (if you have it or you can download a 30 day trial) which allows you to do that. Also, setting your power managemnt settings to 'best performance' may help, unless you use them.
  4. pucknut


    Apr 22, 2004
    i have 2 gig of ram on a vista home premium machine. I knew the improvement would be minimal with the flash drive (kingston 4gig flash drive)....I know u can kill the readyboost feature by removing the flash drive or checking dont use this device...my question is, when i shut off the machine and turn it on again, vista sees the flash drive but not the readyboost tab in properties, i have to remove the flash drive and reconnect it again.........then i see the readyboost folder in the flash drive properties.............is this normal?.............sounds a bit bizarre to me that u would have to configure it every time u turn on the computer.
  5. Dave Mustaine

    Dave Mustaine

    May 9, 2007
    I think you would benefit from adding more memory. I have 2 GB (had 1 GB originally) and right now with Firefox, uTorrent and eMule running, 53% of my physical memory is in use. So if I didn't add that extra gig of RAM, it would be using virtual memory now, which would be much slower.

    So get the extra RAM, it's fairly cheap and easy to install.
  6. AgustusM


    Oct 20, 2006
    I have 4gig of RAM and find VIita to be very slow and sluggish - turning off much of the aero stuff helps, but at this point Vista is not performing well IMO - the again neither did XP still SP1.
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