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Does hesitation mean "need more ram"

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  • Started 5 years ago by bobnoell
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bobnoell
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I know that you can never get enough ram. I have a laptop with Vista home premium, and only 1 gig or ram. When I make a procedure change in a program, it hesitates 1 second, before proceeding. My other laptop with XP, and same amount of ram, and program, does not hesitate. Is this an OS compatible problem with the program, or do I need more ram for the Vista to react faster. Please help, Bob

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whs
whs
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For Vista to run properly you should have at least 2GB of RAM (3GB is even better). XP is a completely different animal. What you experience is probably a lot of page traffic of the paging file. If you have a fast 2GB USB stick, plug this in and use it as Ready Boost device (Speed up your System in Autoplay). That may improve the response time a little.

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bobnoell
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Thank you, I am trying to make Vista a happy experience, but it's a little bit hard. Thanks again, I will pump up the ram !!!

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whs
whs
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Vista is a good system. But it requires proper system resources. At $44 for 2GB of RAM, that should not be a bottleneck. But if you try to haul 2 tons with a halfton truck, you are liable to get some problems.

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bobnoell
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Thank you !!! I'm getting out my blow torch, and my extra ram now !!! Thanks again, I Do APPRECIATE THE HELP !!!!

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