Re: Vista eating 35% of ram at idle
Vista has what they call Superfetch which loads RAM with what it thinks will speed up access to programs, etc. It will try to use all the RAM it can. This is normal. If you need it for something other than the preloaded functions, it relinguishes what is needed. I would suggest having a good look at all the trial/bloatware that is inevitably installed on a new machine. Get rid of it, use AVG etc, loads of free good software that doesn't require a massive footprint. Then make sure you diable startup items that you don't require.
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