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  • seagazer59
    System Info Manufacturer: Toshiba Model: Satellite Rating: 2.0 Windows Experience Index Memory (RAM): 446 mb System type: 32 bit OS Good grief. Do I need to
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 1, 2007
      System Info

      Manufacturer: Toshiba

      Model: Satellite

      Rating: 2.0 Windows Experience Index

      Memory (RAM): 446 mb

      System type: 32 bit OS

      Good grief. Do I need to add memory?


      --- In Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com, "Wagner, C.
      Marc" <mwagner@...> wrote:
      >
      > Deb -
      >
      > How much memory does your new laptop have? If it only has 512MB,
      then that's the problem.
      >
      > If you already have 1GB or more, then the "free" software that came
      with the system may be slowing your system down.
      >
      > Yes, msconfig is still available.
      >
      > The other issue to consider is how much free space you have on your
      hard drive. If your hard drive is more than 85% full, it will choke
      your system - regardless of whether it is XP or Vista.
      >
      > C. Marc Wagner
      > Services Development Specialist
      > UITS, Student Technology Centers
      > Indiana University, Bloomington
      > ==========
      > BlackBerry Enterprise Server
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com
      <Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com>
      > To: WindowsVistaOSGroup
      <Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wed Aug 29 21:07:06 2007
      > Subject: [Vista] New member here
      >
      > I just joined & have started reading all posts beginning in Jan. 1,
      2007. I just got a Toshiba laptop with Vista & can't wait to read all
      the posts before asking. Is Vista S L O W for everyone, or just me?!
      >
      > Startup is extrememly slow, but everything about it seems slow to
      me. In XP, I know you could go to msconfig & disable all (at startup)
      and after rebooting it would only start up the programs needed. Can
      you do that with Vista?
      >
      > It is also my first laptop, which is also a tad intimidating.
      >
      > Thanks!
      >
      > --
      > Deb :)
      > www.myspace.com/ds456
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
    • Charles R. Buchanan
      Memory is a good thing! :-) ... When a computer dies, does it see a blue screen?
      Message 2 of 8 , Sep 1, 2007
        Memory is a good thing! :-)

        On Sat, 01 Sep 2007 16:36:05 -0000, "seagazer59" <dhs59@...> came up with this:

        > System Info
        >
        > Manufacturer: Toshiba
        >
        > Model: Satellite
        >
        > Rating: 2.0 Windows Experience Index
        >
        > Memory (RAM): 446 mb
        >
        > System type: 32 bit OS
        >
        > Good grief. Do I need to add memory?


        When a computer dies, does it see a blue screen?
      • Wagner, C. Marc
        446Mb of RAM is not enough for Vista. Upgrade to 1GB and you ll be A LOT happier. C. Marc Wagner Services Development Specialist UITS, Student Technology
        Message 3 of 8 , Sep 1, 2007
          446Mb of RAM is not enough for Vista. Upgrade to 1GB and you'll be A LOT happier.

          C. Marc Wagner
          Services Development Specialist
          UITS, Student Technology Centers
          Indiana University, Bloomington
          ==========
          BlackBerry Enterprise Server

          ----- Original Message -----
          From: Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com <Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com>
          To: Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com <Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Sat Sep 01 12:36:05 2007
          Subject: [Vista] Re: New member here

          System Info

          Manufacturer: Toshiba

          Model: Satellite

          Rating: 2.0 Windows Experience Index

          Memory (RAM): 446 mb

          System type: 32 bit OS

          Good grief. Do I need to add memory?

          --- In Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Windows_Vista_operating_system%40yahoogroups.com> , "Wagner, C.
          Marc" <mwagner@...> wrote:
          >
          > Deb -
          >
          > How much memory does your new laptop have? If it only has 512MB,
          then that's the problem.
          >
          > If you already have 1GB or more, then the "free" software that came
          with the system may be slowing your system down.
          >
          > Yes, msconfig is still available.
          >
          > The other issue to consider is how much free space you have on your
          hard drive. If your hard drive is more than 85% full, it will choke
          your system - regardless of whether it is XP or Vista.
          >
          > C. Marc Wagner
          > Services Development Specialist
          > UITS, Student Technology Centers
          > Indiana University, Bloomington
          > ==========
          > BlackBerry Enterprise Server
          >
          > ----- Original Message -----
          > From: Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Windows_Vista_operating_system%40yahoogroups.com>
          <Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Windows_Vista_operating_system%40yahoogroups.com> >
          > To: WindowsVistaOSGroup
          <Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Windows_Vista_operating_system%40yahoogroups.com> >
          > Sent: Wed Aug 29 21:07:06 2007
          > Subject: [Vista] New member here
          >
          > I just joined & have started reading all posts beginning in Jan. 1,
          2007. I just got a Toshiba laptop with Vista & can't wait to read all
          the posts before asking. Is Vista S L O W for everyone, or just me?!
          >
          > Startup is extrememly slow, but everything about it seems slow to
          me. In XP, I know you could go to msconfig & disable all (at startup)
          and after rebooting it would only start up the programs needed. Can
          you do that with Vista?
          >
          > It is also my first laptop, which is also a tad intimidating.
          >
          > Thanks!
          >
          > --
          > Deb :)
          > www.myspace.com/ds456
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          >
        • Timothy Kekeis
          I have been following this thread and those that have responded with the primary culprit, memory are correct. The base computer memory is 512MB, fine for XP,
          Message 4 of 8 , Sep 1, 2007
            I have been following this thread and those that have
            responded with the primary culprit, memory are
            correct. The base computer memory is 512MB, fine for
            XP, but for Vista, its only good for Vista Home Basic
            (no Aero).

            To try and clarify things, you must understand that
            all version of Vista except Home Basic need a
            reasonable video system. Most laptops, and a large
            percentage of desktops, use integrated on motherboard
            video and rarely have separate high speed video
            memory, but rather use shared memory. What this means
            is it uses some the the computers main memory for the
            video sub system. With 512MB of main memory and it
            showing 446MB, 48MB is reserved for video memory. I
            have seen some with 1GB main memory and video using
            256MB, leave 756MB for the operating system and your
            application programs. So what is needed to get some
            of the best performance it is capable of, I recommend
            adding 1GB of memory. Also, I'd check the BIOS to see
            if the video memory can be changed to 128MB or 256MB.
            Aero starts with particial capabilities at 64MB.
            Also, understand that with shared memory, the CPU and
            the GPU (main computer brain and the Graphical
            Processor Unit) are trying to access the same memory
            in an interleaved manor, slowing the speed of both,
            and main memory is slower than normal video memory
            (also cheaper). On a desktop, you just pop in a PCI,
            AGPxN, or PCI Express Video card as they have separate
            high speed memory and increase the computers
            performance. Can't do that with laptops. It either
            comes with separate video card attached to the
            motherboard with an option to upgrade or its
            unchangable.

            Good luck!


            --- seagazer59 <dhs59@...> wrote:

            > System Info
            >
            > Manufacturer: Toshiba
            >
            > Model: Satellite
            >
            > Rating: 2.0 Windows Experience Index
            >
            > Memory (RAM): 446 mb
            >
            > System type: 32 bit OS
            >
            > Good grief. Do I need to add memory?
            >
            >
            > --- In
            > Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com,
            > "Wagner, C.
            > Marc" <mwagner@...> wrote:
            > >
            > > Deb -
            > >
            > > How much memory does your new laptop have? If it
            > only has 512MB,
            > then that's the problem.
            > >
            > > If you already have 1GB or more, then the "free"
            > software that came
            > with the system may be slowing your system down.
            > >
            > > Yes, msconfig is still available.
            > >
            > > The other issue to consider is how much free space
            > you have on your
            > hard drive. If your hard drive is more than 85%
            > full, it will choke
            > your system - regardless of whether it is XP or
            > Vista.
            > >
            > > C. Marc Wagner
            > > Services Development Specialist
            > > UITS, Student Technology Centers
            > > Indiana University, Bloomington
            > > ==========
            > > BlackBerry Enterprise Server
            > >
            > > ----- Original Message -----
            > > From:
            > Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com
            > <Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com>
            > > To: WindowsVistaOSGroup
            > <Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com>
            > > Sent: Wed Aug 29 21:07:06 2007
            > > Subject: [Vista] New member here
            > >
            > > I just joined & have started reading all posts
            > beginning in Jan. 1,
            > 2007. I just got a Toshiba laptop with Vista & can't
            > wait to read all
            > the posts before asking. Is Vista S L O W for
            > everyone, or just me?!
            > >
            > > Startup is extrememly slow, but everything about
            > it seems slow to
            > me. In XP, I know you could go to msconfig & disable
            > all (at startup)
            > and after rebooting it would only start up the
            > programs needed. Can
            > you do that with Vista?
            > >
            > > It is also my first laptop, which is also a tad
            > intimidating.
            > >
            > > Thanks!
            > >
            > > --
            > > Deb :)
            > > www.myspace.com/ds456
            > >
            > > [Non-text portions of this message have been
            > removed]
            > >
            >
            >
            >



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          • seagazer59
            You ve all been very helpful. Thanks! ... ______________________________________________________________________ ... today!
            Message 5 of 8 , Sep 2, 2007
              You've all been very helpful.

              Thanks!

              --- In Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com, Timothy Kekeis
              <taktech1@...> wrote:
              >
              > I have been following this thread and those that have
              > responded with the primary culprit, memory are
              > correct. The base computer memory is 512MB, fine for
              > XP, but for Vista, its only good for Vista Home Basic
              > (no Aero).
              >
              > To try and clarify things, you must understand that
              > all version of Vista except Home Basic need a
              > reasonable video system. Most laptops, and a large
              > percentage of desktops, use integrated on motherboard
              > video and rarely have separate high speed video
              > memory, but rather use shared memory. What this means
              > is it uses some the the computers main memory for the
              > video sub system. With 512MB of main memory and it
              > showing 446MB, 48MB is reserved for video memory. I
              > have seen some with 1GB main memory and video using
              > 256MB, leave 756MB for the operating system and your
              > application programs. So what is needed to get some
              > of the best performance it is capable of, I recommend
              > adding 1GB of memory. Also, I'd check the BIOS to see
              > if the video memory can be changed to 128MB or 256MB.
              > Aero starts with particial capabilities at 64MB.
              > Also, understand that with shared memory, the CPU and
              > the GPU (main computer brain and the Graphical
              > Processor Unit) are trying to access the same memory
              > in an interleaved manor, slowing the speed of both,
              > and main memory is slower than normal video memory
              > (also cheaper). On a desktop, you just pop in a PCI,
              > AGPxN, or PCI Express Video card as they have separate
              > high speed memory and increase the computers
              > performance. Can't do that with laptops. It either
              > comes with separate video card attached to the
              > motherboard with an option to upgrade or its
              > unchangable.
              >
              > Good luck!
              >
              >
              > --- seagazer59 <dhs59@...> wrote:
              >
              > > System Info
              > >
              > > Manufacturer: Toshiba
              > >
              > > Model: Satellite
              > >
              > > Rating: 2.0 Windows Experience Index
              > >
              > > Memory (RAM): 446 mb
              > >
              > > System type: 32 bit OS
              > >
              > > Good grief. Do I need to add memory?
              > >
              > >
              > > --- In
              > > Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com,
              > > "Wagner, C.
              > > Marc" <mwagner@> wrote:
              > > >
              > > > Deb -
              > > >
              > > > How much memory does your new laptop have? If it
              > > only has 512MB,
              > > then that's the problem.
              > > >
              > > > If you already have 1GB or more, then the "free"
              > > software that came
              > > with the system may be slowing your system down.
              > > >
              > > > Yes, msconfig is still available.
              > > >
              > > > The other issue to consider is how much free space
              > > you have on your
              > > hard drive. If your hard drive is more than 85%
              > > full, it will choke
              > > your system - regardless of whether it is XP or
              > > Vista.
              > > >
              > > > C. Marc Wagner
              > > > Services Development Specialist
              > > > UITS, Student Technology Centers
              > > > Indiana University, Bloomington
              > > > ==========
              > > > BlackBerry Enterprise Server
              > > >
              > > > ----- Original Message -----
              > > > From:
              > > Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com
              > > <Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com>
              > > > To: WindowsVistaOSGroup
              > > <Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com>
              > > > Sent: Wed Aug 29 21:07:06 2007
              > > > Subject: [Vista] New member here
              > > >
              > > > I just joined & have started reading all posts
              > > beginning in Jan. 1,
              > > 2007. I just got a Toshiba laptop with Vista & can't
              > > wait to read all
              > > the posts before asking. Is Vista S L O W for
              > > everyone, or just me?!
              > > >
              > > > Startup is extrememly slow, but everything about
              > > it seems slow to
              > > me. In XP, I know you could go to msconfig & disable
              > > all (at startup)
              > > and after rebooting it would only start up the
              > > programs needed. Can
              > > you do that with Vista?
              > > >
              > > > It is also my first laptop, which is also a tad
              > > intimidating.
              > > >
              > > > Thanks!
              > > >
              > > > --
              > > > Deb :)
              > > > www.myspace.com/ds456
              > > >
              > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been
              > > removed]
              > > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              >
              >
              >
              >
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