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Vista has a slover speed of processing and uses a lot RAM why?

Why does vista has slower speed and occupis more space in hadr disk and RAM? It also comsumes lot of CPU ? what can we do for that?????

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Vista is more graphics-intensive out of the box. If you go to Control Panel, then to Performance Information and Tools, you can get an idea of what your PC is capable of, and adjust it to your liking (or just click "Adjust for best performance"). I suggest starting with "Adjust visual effects" on the left, turn them all down. Indexing can eat up RAM too, but be warned that if you turn that off it will take your computer longer to find files.

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My laptop is running too slow.


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The most common reason for a computer running slow is insufficient RAM memory.
Check specifications on manufacturer website to find out the kind of memory supported and the maximum RAM allowed.

A computer running Windows Vista should have at least 2 GB to run smoothly.

Increase the RAM, if RAM available is no more than 512MB, then it must be surely and immediately upgraded.

Check also your hard drive free space. If you have less than 1GB free space on hard disk, Windows will have to write continuously virtual memory pages to hard disk, and that will slow down the processing speed. Also check fragmentation. Files pieces may be distributed in different areas of the hard disk, resulting in slower reading speed.
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Start>>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defregmenter and do a Defrag of the hard disk if needed.

If you have at least 1 GB RAM on XP or Linux, and 2 GB on Vista, and you took care of your hard drive, then you can check the processes that are starting up automatically and remove the useless one, or spot malaware that can affect speed. You can use a software like Hijack This, and search on google te function of each process started on the list reported by the software.

You can download Hijack this here MajorGeeks | If download does not start, then click at the top of the page, where it says Click Here If It Does Not.
Be careful if you delete the wrong files using this software you can harm the system, and Windows may not work properly.

If you think you have malaware you can also install Spy Bot, and do a system scan. Download Spybot from The home of Spybot.

If all the above does not work, and there is no malaware, then you usually reinstall the system.

Check also the bios settings, BIOS can downgrade the CPU speed on default , even if this is uncommon on recent BIOS.

If a computer is still slow with a fresh system and enough resources then it is one of those rare occasions when you have an hardware fault.
Hardware that can cause slow down is: RAM CPU Motherboard HD Video card.

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Can I increase RAM by using some hard drive space


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It is recommended that you have between 1-3 times the amount of ReadyBoost cache as physical RAM. However, ReadyBoost devices are limited to 4GB max.

Assuming you meed the minimum requirements, plug your device in to a USB 2.0 port and wait for a Windows Autoplay dialog box to pop up. Select the Speed up my PC option from this menu.

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You can then set the amount of space on the device that you wish to allocate to ReadyBoost (you may as well use the maximum possible, up to the 3x RAM recommendation). If your device is not compatible or is too slow, you will be informed of the reasons at this point.

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To free hard disk space


is the 100Gb divided into 2 partition?
since you have done the show all folder and files. and nothing else show up. you can do a defreg. to compress the drive. you may have lots of fragmented files. (that account for the lost space).

Nov 13, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Video memory


1) On board video devices often use main system RAM,
by remapping it into their own address space.

This is designed to be CHEAP not GOOD.

Any RAM used by the video controller is NOT available to
to Windows, thus reducing system performance.

2) Sacrificing system RAM for video is a bad idea, the
system needs it more. Extra RAM in video controllers
is used mostly for 3-D effects and gaming, because
most video systems already have plenty of RAM for
implementing colors screen resolution.

On board video controllers are never fast or exotic enough
to benefit from the extra RAM anyway.

The rest of the system (i.e. Windows) on the other hand
can put any extra RAM to a far better use, by reducing
the need to store transient data on disk.

Don't forget that a hard disk is 10,000,000 times slower than
physical RAM, and when Windows starts running out of
physical RAM, it starts swapping data to disk (thrashing).

The performance penalty is not subtle !!!! Operations that
took a few seconds can take hours and even days.

3) It may be possible to change the balance between
system RAM and VIDEO RAM in the BIOS.
This depends on the motherboard.

4) If you want to drastically improve performance, do
buy a separate video card, for example an ATI Radeon
Saphire and disable the onboard video.

You must make sure the video card will fit in your
motherboard. Depending on the boards age, it
can use one of several types of I/O slots:

Vesa
PCI
AGP 2x
AGP 4x/ 8x
PCI Express

etc...

The card must match the slot.

5) The suggestion that adding a separate video card would
somehow slow down your computer is absolute non-sense.

Tell the guy to read some books, take a few classes, and
keep his opinions to himself until he knows something.

Internal video cards (on-board) have limited capabilities,
and steal system resources. Add-on cards are designed
for performance, by adding resources and off-loading
graphics related computation from the main CPU,
allowing it to do 0ther things.

6) Finally, using the hard-drive to supplement video RAM
is impossible. The hard disk is way too slow. It would be
like hitching a snail in front of your Porche. Perhaps
even a little worse.

Video RAM needs to be extremely fast, even faster than
system RAM. It is often organized using ultra-wide buses
with interleaved addressing for maximum speed. Also,
for this reason, good video RAM is not cheap. A good
Video CARD will have between 256 to 512 MB of fast RAM.

If you run Windows XP, your system should have at between
1024 to 2048 MBytes of system physical RAM.

Less RAM will make your system drastically slower when
doing things like video and image processing.

For VISTA, two gigs is the absolute minimum.


Disk are used for storing lots of data at a slow speed,
and retaining it with the power OFF.

Hard disks can store about 1,000 times as much as
physical RAM, but the access time is up to 10 million
times slower:

RAM can be accessed in 1 nanosecond.
DISK takes 10 milliseconds.

Hope this answers your question
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Martin

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I want to use the space harddisk as ram. what i will do?


your os already uses the space needed as ram. this is of course slower because of access/read/write speeds of off board memory. it will not increase your computer if you allocate larger swap files sizes for this.
better to eliminate tsr's that are in your start-up which you do not use. along with any applications which are outdated that you do not use.
this assumes you have a pc, and not a mac.
if you are using vista, i reco more than 3 gig or its a dog. too many drm files and other unneeded overhead.
xp will perform better for you.
good luck
mark.

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