post #104821 of 149429
1/7/08 at 2:36pm
So, who else here runs Vista?
I came across something curious. When I had my 9400 laptop, with 7800Go and 256MB dedicated ram, Vista would double that to 512MB (i.e. add another 256MB from the system memory). I was running 2GB system ram on that machine.
Now with the new system and the 512MB 8800GT, Vista is adding another 1.5GB system ram (I have 4GB installed), giving me a whopping 2GB of graphics memory! Anyone else's machines have quadrupled their memory?
That's just weird.
And to top it off, the OS says I'm using 27% of my memory (about 900MB from the 3.3GB accessible), yet says I only have 18MB free (yes, megabytes!).
Almost as if it's taking any remaining available mem and applying it to the GPU.
I don't notice any slowness, so I guess it must be working fine...