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22 Feb 2010   #121
dmex

 

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LOL. Where will Task Manager put Gulftown?
It'll never run out of space
HAHA. Where did you find that?
Google Search "task manager 256 cores" since thats how many you can now run Windows on since Windows 7

What Does 256 Cores Look Like? – Intel Software Network Blogs




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22 Feb 2010   #122
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

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It'll never run out of space
lol
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22 Feb 2010   #123
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

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FAKE, I guarantee this whole story was faked and by none other than Randall C. Kennedy!

Windows metrics source lies about identity

Edit: He's been fired from Infoworld for this; An unfortunate ending | Business - InfoWorld
As soon as I saw the reluctance on the part of the ZD Net writer who referred to the OP's original article to even cover it I knew this was nothing but "utter nonsense"! If 7 maxed memory out to 86% everyone here would have already been screaming and jumping up and down when the beta builds were first run about it!

InfoWorld did the right thing there in getting rid of a ... you fill in the blanks! Even Vista never maxed out 86% while being looked down on often enough. Obviously someone was more interested in generating a controversy rather then stating the actual facts.
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23 Feb 2010   #124
hotdogofdoom

windows 7
 
 

Well I have 3 computers running win7. One is my gaming pc, one is movie watching, the other is only internets.

  1. gaming pc: Built from Newegg.com
athlon64 x2 6000
3gb ddr2 (4th ram stick died)
gefoce260gtx
win7 64bit rc1
  1. movie watching pc: Built from Newegg.com
athlon64x2 3800
4gb ddr2
geforce 7000gs (dont remember exactly what card off top of my head)
win7 64bit rc1

  1. internets pc: Compaq Presario 5005sr + upgrades
P3 933 coppermine
512megs sdram
gefoceFX 5200 pci 256meg
win7 32bit rc1

Only my internet pc actually runs out of ram. But it only has avg/spybot/firefox running so its no problem. The p3 computer came with WinME,128megs of sdram, so running win7 on its like trying to run a F1race with a Model T. It chugs along and don't crash. It has yet to lock up on me. More than i can say for winME. It locked up every 30min with that. Tryed running WoW on it but got like 4fps. (even with min settings WoW wants to use about 250-500 megs of ram. So it uses the hdd.)
Well the gaming one did run out of ram a few days ago. I was playing WoW, in a endgame raid with 24 other people. Max settings. Firefox with like 10 tabs open. Avg thought it would be funny to pic that moment to run a scan. Win7 popped up telling me to close ether ventrilo or firefox.

So this "Win7 using all your ram" is nonsense. Unless your trying to use it on a computer built to run ME.
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23 Feb 2010   #125
dmex

 

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So this "Win7 using all your ram" is nonsense. Unless your trying to use it on a computer built to run ME.
Hi hotdogofdoom and welcome to the forum

Yes its nonsence, the source of the article and his company were debunked and later found out as frauds.

Steven
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23 Feb 2010   #126
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome of SF! hotdogofdoom

Keeping that old FX5200 system running. Last year when the 7 beta builds were first available a few reported running those on oldies seeing only 512mb of memory!

DDR PC2700 and PC3200 memory is still available if that will take 1gb or more to give that case a boost. But the RCs at this time will be hitting the 3/1/2010 shutdown every 2 hours of activiry problem. Upgrade to retail along with the memory upgrade!
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24 Feb 2010   #127
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

the reason is superfetch, also if 64bit is used then the filesystem cache is allowed to grow to a larger size then it did in XP, not sure about compared to vista.

Unused ram is usually wasted ram, however the problem could be that superfetch is too agressive and the caching algorithms dont free ram when an app requests it. I have 6 gig of ram and did at the start of this week have some swapping occuring.

Also I noticed windows seven allocates normal ram to graphics usage even with a dedicated graphics card, my 8800GT has 512meg onboard memory and over 2 gig of ram allocated to shared video memory.
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24 Feb 2010   #128
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

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Also I noticed windows seven allocates normal ram to graphics usage even with a dedicated graphics card, my 8800GT has 512meg onboard memory and over 2 gig of ram allocated to shared video memory.
Do you know if this is a configuration you can turn off?
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24 Feb 2010   #129
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Also I noticed windows seven allocates normal ram to graphics usage even with a dedicated graphics card, my 8800GT has 512meg onboard memory and over 2 gig of ram allocated to shared video memory.
Do you know if this is a configuration you can turn off?
There is nothing to turn off, as there is no memory allocated to a discrete video card. What it is is virtualized memory, sort of like a pagefile for the video card and only used if it is needed.
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24 Feb 2010   #130
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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There is nothing to turn off, as there is no memory allocated to a discrete video card. What it is is virtualized memory, sort of like a pagefile for the video card and only used if it is needed.
This seems to relate to a question that I recently posted, but didn't get the answer to...when I started to swap a 8800GTS, to replace the one that I'm using, I found that the replacement was defective. The part that confused me, is that when I tried to boot with it, the BIOS produced a beep code that meant that there was a memory corruption in the uppper 64MB of memory. I don't believe that my BIOS settings have any option to turn video memory either on or off, so I was wondering how a defective card could have this effect? However, if this video memory is something like a pagefile, that would sound like something residing in this hard drive's pagefile, instead of on the physical RAM. If that is so, I'm still confused how a bad video card could produce that kind of beep code?
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