I typically have 10-15 applications running and if I come close to using 4GB it's a sign that one of my apps (usually Firefox) has a memory leak. As I noted earlier, I ran 64-bit Windows at work for a year and a half and performance was indistinguishable from my 32-bit system at home, and at work I preferred the 32-bit version of Photoshop since the 64-bit version took so long to load.
If people experience performance bottlenecks on a PC with 4GB of RAM and 32-bit Windows when not performing resource-intensive tasks such as editing video, it's due to unnecessary bloatware, cycle-hogging utilities such as Bitdefender, software with memory leaks, or malware. On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:56 AM, Harding, Dan <dhard...@illinois.edu> wrote: > "I think buying more than 4GB of RAM would be a waste of money for most tech > writers." > > I disagree 100%. It's not just the specific application(s) you run, but also > how you work, that determines how much RAM is useful. > > If you only ever run a single word-processing application, then yes, more > would be a waste. However, if you are a rampant multitasker, as I am, where > you have a desktop pub application, word processing, Excel, a half dozen > browser windows, etc., running simultaneously, system RAM is essential for > responsiveness and to avoid virtual memory swapping. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.