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Disabling paging file and saving memory in vista

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May 20, 2009 7:44:27 PM

Hey guys, I've recently been working on speeding up my vista x64 install. I cant believe how much of a hog this OS is, with the paging file disabled in xp the maximum memory I've ever used was 1.5 gigs however in vista I've seen it rise over 4 GB (i have 8 total).

Also I've installed vista on a 40 GB partition and with office and programs which refuse to completely install on my secondary partition its almost full. I've switch the documents and the temp folders over to the secondary driver to reduce space consumption on the boot partition.

So what I'm asking is what are some good ways to keep the functionality of vista while reducing memory usage and possibly reduce the HDD usage of vista in total?

P.S. i have a creative x-fi titanium card which many have cited to cause a memory leak which may be a problem.

PC specs>
asus P5E x38 chipset motherboard
8 gigs of g-skill ram
LG-bluray driver with anydvd for HDCP decryption
creative x-fi titanium sound card
2x ati 4850's in crossfire with catalyst 9.5 drivers

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May 21, 2009 12:48:24 AM

Google Superfetch if you want to understand your memory usage "issue".
May 21, 2009 12:54:45 AM

Wow i feel like an idiot, i totally forgot about superfetch. Thanks for the reply :) 
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May 21, 2009 1:25:40 AM

No reason to feel like an idiot. It's a commonly misunderstood thing. Or in your case, forgotten.

That's a pretty sweet right BTW.
May 21, 2009 2:16:57 AM

Yeah, I've cut load times in some apps like photoshop in half compared to my xp x64 install.
May 21, 2009 3:19:34 AM

I meant to say that is a pretty sweet "rig", not "right". I gotta quit drinking.