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Windows Vista Memory Hungry? SuperFetch?

, posted: 19-Oct-2007 09:29

I just came across this interesting and useful article regarding Windows Vista's memory usage, and why it is using almost all of your available memory, and perhaps the reason why they are a lot of people complained about Windows Vista's super-memory-feast, which says why more RAM is great for Windows Vista too. SuperFetch, it understands your everyday usage while you're on Windows Vista. It anticipates what program you use, and how often you use it (or depend on it) and load them all into the System Cache (yes, think of your RAM as Level 3 system cache, remember, there's Level 1 - CPU , Level 2 - CPU). From this article (at Coding Horror: Why Does Vista Use All My Memory?), it said that your RAM will hold all the necessary bits and bobs of what you may be using and doing, Vista takes a more aggressive and more effective method of predicting what you will want to do next and load them all up in the system RAM. Hence you'll see your system is short of "free" memory. Check out the article, which has a few images and a detailed explanation of Vista's new memory management. In short, after reading it, it makes sense to me especially I do noticed my UMPC is working quite fast and efficiently although it only have 1GB memory but all applications that I frequently use works great and fast. This is SuperFetch!





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