I recently purchased a desktop PC with Vista Basic. It came with 1 GIG of RAM.
My memory meter would always say:
available memory: 1024 MB
used memory: 580 MB (give or take depending on what was running)
yesterday, I removed the one stick of 1 GIG RAM and installed 1 stick of 2 GIG RAM. It runs great!
now my memory reads the following:
available memory: 2048 MB
used memory: 980 MB (again depending on what's running)
WHY IS IT USING MORE MEMORY NOW? from 580 MB to 980MB! I'm curious. Could anyone shed some light on this for me?