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Old 04-17-2008, 03:55 PM   #61
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I thought vista had some sort of funky dynamic memory usage where it allocates a certain amount for use only when it is needed or something?

maybe im way off base, i'm not making the jump just yet.
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Did you download the SP1 update? I installed 4GB of mem into my brothers new laptop and it showed just over 3GB now after the update it shows 4GB. I am not sure if it uses all 4GB or not. I have seen mixed reviews on this issue. However the system looks great and if you want a better video score you have to spend more money that you may not have and get a graphics card that you will never use if your not gaming.
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I'm not sure if I have installed SP1 yet.. I have been doing so many updates I lost track. I'll look into it.

As far as the graphics, I guess I just don't understand why my "Gaming" score is 5.1, but my Graphics is 4.3 I figured they would be basically the same.
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Did you download the SP1 update? I installed 4GB of mem into my brothers new laptop and it showed just over 3GB now after the update it shows 4GB. I am not sure if it uses all 4GB or not. I have seen mixed reviews on this issue. However the system looks great and if you want a better video score you have to spend more money that you may not have and get a graphics card that you will never use if your not gaming.

Same here before sp1 it showed me having 3.5gb of ram but now it shows 4.0. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
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As far as the graphics, I guess I just don't understand why my "Gaming" score is 5.1, but my Graphics is 4.3 I figured they would be basically the same.
Yeah I am not too sure why that is. They should both run the same 3D graphics.
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As far as the graphics, I guess I just don't understand why my "Gaming" score is 5.1, but my Graphics is 4.3 I figured they would be basically the same.
Yeah I am not too sure why that is. They should both run the same 3D graphics.
If any of you computer nuts could figure this out, I would really appreciate it.
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Here is my system before the SP1 update, I am downloading it right now.
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Here is the overclocking software my mobo came with. Should I use it? Tell me what to do!
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if you are not running graphic intensive 3D games I would not over clock. it would create more heat therefore more fan noise and I don't know about you but hot computers is small rooms suck.
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Just ran mine for the first time

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if you are not running graphic intensive 3D games I would not over clock. it would create more heat therefore more fan noise and I don't know about you but hot computers is small rooms suck.
I agree, However he has a cooler that will handle any overclock so I say turn up the wick on that candle :P
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