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how much ram for 64 bit windows 8 systems.

  1. #11

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    Mike, (I hope it is your name). You are correct. However you need to know exactly what a program is doing before you decide that forcing into memory is a good idea. In fact I force calendars (like when it is a holiday) and exchange rates into RAM as I know they are accessed a lot in the specific area (banking) that I do.

    I'm watching an SSD on ebay for my laptop - not really for speed but for battery life.

    You are right though - I upgraded from 4 to 8GB on my laptop and saw zero performance improvement. Except I could give it to a VM.


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  2. #12

    Yeah, Mike is the name, "Count" part, ugh, long story.
    There are some nifty tools, even in W8 itself to find out what is using what resources and than decide. I have "MemInfo" sitting in the corner and when needed just look up particular information. Just checked, bunch of open stuff TV, AV, CPUid HWM and all kinds of usual suspects and 1.68 GB used. Firefox with 10 open tabs, 2 of which with flash content and it is the largest memory hogger with 385 MB, so weather I had 4, 8, or 16 GB would not make any difference as it is right now.
    Do get an SSD, I'v seen the light when installed one, everything feels so much more "fluid" with it, Access times and those 4K reads and writes are making much more difference than just the raw reads and writes.
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