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How do I know when to upgrade RAM in Vista?

How do I know when to upgrade RAM in Vista?

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Guest [Entry]

"I recommend using the Reliability and Performance Monitoring Tool to see if your system is memory starved, specifically the memory section. Look for hard faults/sec:

A hard fault (also known as a page fault) occurs when the page of the referenced address is no longer in physical memory and has been swapped out or is available from a backing file on disk. It is not an error. However, a high number of hard faults may explain the slow response time of an application if it must continually read data back from disk rather than from physical memory."
Guest [Entry]

Try using resource monitor and looking at the percentage of physical memory used.