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    Increasing Vista's RAM Usage

    Hey thanks for that info. I just checked: Process Explorer: Total: 2GB Available: 800MB Sys cache: 730MB Task Manager: Total: 2GB Cached: 900MB Free: 4MB Cheers, Vista _is_ probably using memory optimally in fact. It's just keepin it on the low...
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    Increasing Vista's RAM Usage

    Quote:Original post by Sc4Freak Quote:Original post by DrGUI @SC4Freak: Thanks for your response. I don't think I need more RAM, but would like more to be kept in RAM to reduce swapfile usage when half the RAM is empty! That's the point - it's not empty. If you check Task Manager, you will have almost no "Free" memory. The "Physical Memory Usage History" graph tells you how much memory is being used up by applications and the kernel, but not how much is being used by Vista's caching. On the contrary, there appears to be 800-900MB 'available physical memory' shown in process explorer, out of 2GB RAM. Although I do notice that not all RAM is accounted for (total - system cache - available) ~ 300MB, perhaps this is the cache? But still there is some swapping (page faults are around 30,000 just now), so it seems that keeping that 800-900MB 'available' RAM filled would be beneficial. Unless you're saying it's already filled, invisibly, apart from the 'system cache' and the unaccounted-for 300MB? Cheers p.s. I'd agree that Vista got a lot of stick, probably from people just picking up on what the enthusiasts were saying about it. Granted, I joined after SP1, once all the gfx card drivers were sorted, but I've been really happy with it :)
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    Increasing Vista's RAM Usage

    Quote:Original post by zedz ms os's arent to memory smart, if the memorys there it should be used right? with winxp try HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\DisablePagingExecutive = 1 (perhaps a similar key in vista) I found out what that key does: Mem tweaks It depends whether forcing system memory to stay in RAM would actually increase the proportion of the physical RAM used or just result in more program memory being paged out...I'll give it a try when I next reboot though.
  4. DrGUI

    Increasing Vista's RAM Usage

    @SC4Freak: Thanks for your response. I don't think I need more RAM, but would like more to be kept in RAM to reduce swapfile usage when half the RAM is empty! @phantom, I use SysInternals' Process Explorer and RivaTuner's monitoring (for overclocking gfx card). Total is 2GB, System cache is 1008MB, Free is 866MB, Commit charge is 2.3GB at this moment in time. @MindWipe, perhaps you _could_ disable your pagefile. Tom's Hardware did some tests with that - if you can be sure that you won't run out of memory then you can get away with no pagefile and everything will be kept in RAM. They didn't advise it with 4GB, but it was fine with either 8GB or 16GB. Unfortunately I can't find the article with their search.
  5. Hey guys, I read something recently on how Vista looks at your RAM as a cache, rather than a resource. And of course, having an expensive cache, you want to utilise it fully, to avoid swap file usage. Now with it being winter, I leave my computer on (doing distributed computing as a space heater) for long periods of time. I have 2GB RAM, and with everything I'm doing on the computer, I'm often running at 2.2-2.4GB commit memory. However much commit memory I'm using, Vista seems to maintain the amount of physical memory being used to between 1GB and 1.2GB How can I make Vista cache more of my commit memory into the physical memory? Cheers
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    Windows Media Player Auto Playlists

    Cheers p.s. curiously enough, all the auto ratings for me are 3* for new tracks, then as soon as they're played once it jumps to 4*, so it's funny if it's different for you!
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    Windows Media Player Auto Playlists

    Thanks benryves! My bad, I'd set the rating threshold in the 'And alse include' section. Still a useful post however, as I didn't know that the 'Randomize play order' existed - you have to click 'more...' The normal shuffle didn't seem to shuffle so well so I'm going to try this one out! I'm curious about your second set of settings, I wouldn't have thought they would have any effect seeing as {tracks with rating >=4} is a subset of {tracks with rating >= 3}. Unless you are trying to get double the number of 4* tracks playing?
  8. Hey, wondering if anyone else has had this. Most of my tunes are rating, and I used to listen to all my highly rating songs using an auto playlist on shuffle. However, it seems to have a bug - I create an auto playlist specifying my rating >= 3 stars, but several songs rated 2 stars appear in the playlist! How is that meant to work!? Has anyone else had this problem?
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    I can haz lottery pls?

    It is a great day for the people of GameDev; I quote: From: 'UNITED KINGDOM AWARDS [self015@bama.ua.edu]' Subject: 'Contact Mr.Thomas Hillary' Quote: -- Attn: Winner, The United Kingdom National Lottery wishes to inform you that the results of our E-mail address ballot lottery international program by Great Britain held on the of 12th of June 2008.Your mail account have been picked as a winner of a lump sum pay out of Eight hundred and ninty-one thousand,nine hundred and thirty-four Great Britain pounds £891,934.00 pounds sterlings)in cash credited to file REFNO.:UKL/74- A0802742007. Contact Mr.Thomas Hillary (Telephone : +44-704-570-1620) for Validation via email (ukcpr91@hotmail.co.uk), THE BENEFICIARY/OWNER OF THE WINNING EMAIL OF THE FUNDS SHOULD COMPLETE THIS CLAIMS FORM. 1.FULL NAMES OF BENEFICIARY: 2.RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: 3.DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 4.PHONE/FAX NUMBERS: 5.NAME AND ADDRESS OF NEXT OF KIN: 6.SEX: 7.OCCUPATION: 8.MARITAL STATUS: 9.NATIONALITY: 10.REF NUMBER: 11. AMOUNT WON: Note: All validations should be made to Mr. Thomas Hillary (ukcpr91@hotmail.co.uk) as any email sent to any other address will not be attended to. Sincerely, JEAN FIELDS. Online Coordinator, CAMELOT GROUP,Operator of The National Lottery. This Mr. Thomas Hillary chap sounds respectable enough don't you think? *Gives Mr. Thomas Hillary his inner leg measurement and his soul* What do my fellow GameDevvers suggest I do with my new-found moolah?
  10. Ah yes, Ravuya, I remember the original Hot Shots! The fighter pilot one :) I just ordered the DVD with both from Play.com for £4.99, bargain. Apparently a scene is cut but didn't think that was worth paying double...
  11. Spot on and in about 2 seconds as well! You've made me a very happy man, Driv3MeFar.
  12. Hey guys I'm trying to find this amazing film that I remember seeing on TV a few years ago. It was so hilarious, it must have been a blockbuster in its time. I've tried google but haven't found anything useful :( I remember just 3 scenes: 1) Some guys are on some kind of boat, probably guards or something. A diver (one of the good guys I think) is trying to sneak past the guards underwater, but lets off some gas under the boat! The gas bubbles up and knocks all the people in the boat out :D 2) Good guy and an adversary in a room, they start fighting with various things... Then during a cut they somehow get lightsabers and have a lightsaber fight! Some Star Wars quotes and other hilarious quips in there too (not that I can remember any of them) 3) Toward the end of the movie (I remember this bit was absolutely hilarious), a guy has this heavy submachine gun and is just blasting away...and what I think is coolest - a body counter appears on the screen (increasing rapidly), and you see hundreds of bullet casings falling to the ground. I hope I explained that well - that's all I can remember from all that time ago! The guy was brawny, maybe like Schwarzenegger, but I looked through Schwarzenegger's films and didn't see anything likely. Massive thanks to anyone who can help!
  13. Hey Antheus, thanks for the reply. However, that's the thing, when you move or delete from an IMAP folder in Outlook, it just _marks_ it for deletion - then you have to 'purge' the folder to actually delete the items!
  14. Hi guys, Being the recipient of many newsletters, and updates from university societies, I wrote an Outlook macro that reads in a tab-separated file and moves emails upon arrival to specified folders depending on the sender's email address. This has been very useful, eliminating the need for me to file emails away. However, my university account is an IMAP account, and every time I purge the moved messages from it, I get the confirmation dialog 'Are you sure you want to pernamently delete all the messages marked for deletion in this folder?' This also generates a bleep which interrupts my workflow every time I recieve an email. I would like to remove this confirmation dialog. Perhaps some fancy trickery with window handles? Here's the code for purging the folder (which I found on the internet): Private Sub PurgeIMAPFolder(folder As MAPIFolder) Const DEL_BUTTON As Long = 5583 'Avoid the confirmation message unnecessarily If folder.Items.count = 0 Then Exit Sub Dim currFolder As MAPIFolder Set currFolder = Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder Set Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder = folder Dim oCmd As CommandBarControl DoEvents Set oCmd = Application.ActiveExplorer.CommandBars.FindControl(, DEL_BUTTON) oCmd.Execute Set Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder = currFolder End Sub Many thanks in advance!
  15. Hi I'm trying to get the 'mail' function in php to work. My PHP book tells me to set up the config to point to my email program, but how? The relevant section in php.ini currently reads: [mail function] ; For Win32 only. SMTP = localhost smtp_port = 25 ; For Win32 only. ;sendmail_from = me@example.com ; For Unix only. You may supply arguments as well (default: "sendmail -t -i"). ;sendmail_path = "C:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.exe -t" ; Force the addition of the specified parameters to be passed as extra parameters ; to the sendmail binary. These parameters will always replace the value of ; the 5th parameter to mail(), even in safe mode. ;mail.force_extra_parameters = Many thanks
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