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Windows 7 & Windows 8 Memory Usage

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ckwong, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. ckwong

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  2. pip22

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    I believe Microsoft on that point. Windows 7 itself uses less RAM than Vista (that's easily apparent when you start using it), and Microsoft will no doubt have worked very hard to continue that trend with the next incarnation.
     
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    It may appear that some programs are hogging the RAM, but when needed by another program or service, it will be made available.
     
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    No one ever brags about having a 5,000 square foot house with just one kitchen chair and a rug. Why are people so eager to have a bazillion jiggabytes of available RAM?
     
  5. ckwong

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    As what have been presented in buildwindows, i do achieve the lower memory usage after machine been idle for 6hr +. It is just a matter on how the operating system behave. I am looking forward for the new product.
     
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    That's an excellent analogy, DH.......may have to 'liberate' that one in the future.......:)
     
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    Memory, maybe...but it doesn't seem to run as well as 7 on older hardware.

    I put 8 on an old laptop I had laying around...Core Duo @ 1.86 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Integrated Graphics. It ran 7 even with all the Aero features flawlessly, but it sure does struggle with 8. All of the effects are choppy and it just feels slow. Granted, that's not stellar hardware, but it was adequate for 7.
     
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