Let's see a screen shot under the exact same conditions with what you have. Pull it up playing HalfLife2, 15 minutes in the game, with the task manager. But this time have the performance tab show us the details of all you physical mem, pf etc. so we can actually see you totals in plain view.
Nope. I have already taken three screenies, if your not convinced, do the work yourself. I am just about done with you and your nonsense. In the end, the whole ENTIRE point you are missing is that Technoweenie dosen't need 2 gigs of RAM, as me and One have proven.
You run photoshop CS, you run USENET, you run 5 games at once all while rendering a 500000 petabyte tiff file...yeah, your going to need more then one gig of RAM.
The real example to go by is what the vast majority of computer users own. Right now, most people who surf the net, do a little office productivity usage, send email, instant message, a little gaming only have around at a maxiumum 512 MB. Like I have said, I go inside of peoples homes EVERY day and am around thier computers constantly. 95% of the PC's I encounter are WinXp, 3% MAC, and 2% Linux-getting hooked up on High Speed Internet. Let's not even count the millions who use Dial up and win 98 or *gasp*-win 95... and you want to know something really, really scary? 90% of those people I hook up our modem service too have 256 MB ram or LESS.
The point is that you PROVE IT. I don't buy what your you're saying, even for a dollar! (old screenshot) "Load Game" is telling us you are not physically playing. Let's see the gobs of leftover RAM while you play the "big dog," Half Life2! Don't chicken out! I'm dying to see this!!!
Insane...I have already done just that, with doom 3 at intro screen and HL-2 LOADED. I am not posting the memory2.jpg picture again showing this. Re-read back through my posts and find it yourself.
As you can see, a server with a high retention rate will drag down a system with 1GB or less. In this case I managed to hit over a gig by downloading all the headers for alt.binaries.dvd and alt.binaries.multimedia on a server with a 21 to 24 day post retention.
Excellent work Flytrap. That ranks right up there w/ daveyd's mem usage. I don't know exactly what the whole point of that was, but if it was to show that 2 gig has it's uses, then that has already been covered.
I have never said you SHOULDN'T have 2 gig of RAM...only stated right now the GENERAL USER has no need of 2 gig. Hell, consuming a single gig still takes some effort.
IF you want to get 2 gigs, go for it, great. But unless your an Everquest fanatic, USENET cretin, or Photoshop CS enthusiaist, etc-you just don't need it. And if you do all the above, 2 gig isn't even where it's at anyways-you would need 3 gigs and beyond...