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Windows 7: memory leak problems,at least i think so

29 Aug 2009   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

x86 is x32 - the x86 is a reference to the old chip architecture naming (ie 086/286/386/486/586)


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29 Aug 2009   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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That works for me then, thanks. Was x86 the old 32-bit thing?
Yep 86 as in 386, 486, etc
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29 Aug 2009   #13
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks guys, that kinda confused me. I've not run into it before, this is my first 64-bit machine.
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30 Aug 2009   #14
hectic1

windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

there are some downsides to having 64bits like what i noticed is more disk activity,i would wanna get a 10.000 rpm one along with more ram,even tough my hardisk is prob better than some old "faster" hardisks around
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30 Aug 2009   #15
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hectic1 View Post
there are some downsides to having 64bits like what i noticed is more disk activity,i would wanna get a 10.000 rpm one along with more ram,even tough my hardisk is prob better than some old "faster" hardisks around
While 64 bit does seem to do more disk activity it really isn't. In fact if you have enough ram you can virtually elimintate the page file
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30 Aug 2009   #16
hectic1

windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

i don't mean the pagefile tough it's moving larger chunks of data supperfetch or whatever it was called would make it slower,it's pretty cool that u can remove ur pagefile but that's if you have a lot of ram,like 6-8gb not 4 most pple don't have more than 4gb,or some buy cheap ass ram,thinking it's gonna make their pc faster and i can smoke their ass with 2gb
oh and on win 7 things are a bit diff than vista or xp,it doesn't use double the ram on 64bit apps,don't know how but mem usage is just alittle bigger
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30 Aug 2009   #17
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here's a question about RAM usage. Whenever I look at my performance monitor, it shows me using a little less than a gig of RAM at any given time. So, I have 4gb of RAM, what can I do with all that extra RAM that's not being used?
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30 Aug 2009   #18
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Here's a question about RAM usage. Whenever I look at my performance monitor, it shows me using a little less than a gig of RAM at any given time. So, I have 4gb of RAM, what can I do with all that extra RAM that's not being used?
Ram usage depends greatly on the application that is running. Some applications will use all your Ram others only need a little. Video editing or transcoding type of work will use all you have or can even use 8GB or more. Certain games and other apps don't use as much but still benifit from having the 3GB available when they are running.

That extra Ram saves your applications and programs from having to access the harddrive to retreive instructions over and over again. It's much faster to get the instructions from the Ram rather than having your system access the harddrive all the time.
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30 Aug 2009   #19
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Here's a question about RAM usage. Whenever I look at my performance monitor, it shows me using a little less than a gig of RAM at any given time. So, I have 4gb of RAM, what can I do with all that extra RAM that's not being used?
Zen

Great question every one wants to know how to use less, and rightly you want to use more. You could play games, open double the apps, donate cpu cycles to some distributed computing app, or whatever you like
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30 Aug 2009   #20
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hectic1 View Post
i don't mean the pagefile tough it's moving larger chunks of data supperfetch or whatever it was called would make it slower,it's pretty cool that u can remove ur pagefile but that's if you have a lot of ram,like 6-8gb not 4 most pple don't have more than 4gb,or some buy cheap ass ram,thinking it's gonna make their pc faster and i can smoke their ass with 2gb
oh and on win 7 things are a bit diff than vista or xp,it doesn't use double the ram on 64bit apps,don't know how but mem usage is just alittle bigger
Where I agree that cheap Ram is hardly worth buying using 4GB can speed up many programs and make life much easier on you. You ain't smokin me with your 2GB Ram LOL.

As for the advantages of using a 64 bit OP system. 64-bit deals with how your computer works with the data it is given, called words.

Words (which are composed of a piece of data, instructions to manipulate that data or both) are the key to computing. As such, the size of word that a computer's system allows can greatly alter how quickly it can process data and how accurate that data is - the larger the word, the more information that can be passed through a processor in every clock cycle, or the more transformations that can be performed on that data.
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