Originally Posted by ActuaryTm
Quite simply? Multitasking (which would be why a number of users purchase a DTR, as not all of us are gamers).
I understand what somebody said about some programs using that much RAM, but trust me, I multi-task plenty, and I still don't think I'd use more than 1.5 gigs if I were doing everything that I'm doing now plus running games in the background. I have 20 IE pages open, 16 AIM windows, several folders open, WMP, WinAMP, mIRC, and Photoshop all running right now and I have 150 mbs to spare. This is on a comp that only has 512 to begin with. If I had 2 gigs, I could have HL2 and Doom3 open in the background, and I still wouldn't be using all the system RAM. At that point the thing that would be slowing me down is my CPU, not lack of 4 gbs of RAM.