Speeding up Vista 7 replies

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SquirrelAssassin

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#1 11 years ago

Hey, I'm currently running Vista with 1 gig of memory and suprisingly enough it takes about 4 times as long to get anything accomplished then it did when I had XP. For example while playing WoW or COD, and I windows out of the game to turn on Vent or TS or something like that, it takes me about 3 min to get out, get in vent, and get back into whatever I'm playing. Which is very annoying seeing how with the same amount of RAM it took about 15 sec to do on XP. Are there any tips on speeding up Vista? With only Mozilla running now, the physical memory being used is over 40%. Is that normal? While running WoW, it is about 80-85%. It really effects game play and slows everything way down. If only I could roll back to XP... Thanks ahead of time.




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#2 11 years ago

Umm Turn off the aero effects on the desktop or get 2 gig of ram. The desktop takes 1 gig or 512 mb alone!




SteVen

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#3 11 years ago
SquirrelAssassin;3831010Hey, I'm currently running Vista with 1 gig of memory and suprisingly enough it takes about 4 times as long to get anything accomplished then it did when I had XP. For example while playing WoW or COD, and I windows out of the game to turn on Vent or TS or something like that, it takes me about 3 min to get out, get in vent, and get back into whatever I'm playing. Which is very annoying seeing how with the same amount of RAM it took about 15 sec to do on XP. Are there any tips on speeding up Vista? With only Mozilla running now, the physical memory being used is over 40%. Is that normal? While running WoW, it is about 80-85%. It really effects game play and slows everything way down. If only I could roll back to XP... Thanks ahead of time.

Thats not surprising. Vista is a big memory hog and usually only works well if you have 2GB of RAM or more. As Tesher said, the biggest slow-down in Vista is Aero. But if you disable that you might as well have stayed with XP. I would reccomend getting another GB of RAM.




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#4 11 years ago

I run Vista with 1 gig of DDR(1) SDRAM and it runs pretty smooth... with Aero enabled.




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#5 11 years ago

Take a look at Black Vipers Guides, they can really help with speeding up your system.

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SquirrelAssassin

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#6 11 years ago

what is the aero effect and how do i turn that off?




SquirrelAssassin

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#7 11 years ago

Also, when I look at my processes runnin with the task manager it is just over 400 MB, but the performance tab shows me running or I mean 778 MBs are being used. Also how do i disable aero.




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#8 11 years ago

eum go to control panel, if its still in the new control look click on the section where you can alter your desktop looks, normally somewhere there, you see change color scheme.. if you click on that you can choose between windows vista basic, windows aero,... just take windows vista basic, its the same as aero, except the transparency will be less, thats all! Also in windows aero you can use that cool gadget where all your windows are 3d if you disable windows aero look, you cant use that. the best thing to do is take 2 gigs of ram and look to a new graphic card. greetz.