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2-01-2012 @ 3:34PM
I wonder if WoW will reach out and utilize more memory? I'm not seeing anywhere near full memory usage on my current 32-bit system and there is always plenty of memory left over for other uses. Having WoW auto-load nearby zones and instances you are going to would sure make things faster but I don't see it doing that now.
2-01-2012 @ 3:44PM
Define "full memory usage".32-bit Windows can only address 3Gig of ram in whole, with some smaller fraction of that per process. Add up the Windows core, other services, and such, and I would bet that there isn't much more than 1.5G left for Wow.
2-01-2012 @ 3:48PM
If you want quicker load times you would be better off getting a better HDD or an SSD (Hard Drive and Solid State Drive respectively) then more Memory. WoW on a SSD gives near instant load times.
Yes, and on my system I rarely see WoW utilizing more than 700 MB.That leaves 800 MB free.I see the same thing on my 64-bit system with 6 GB of memory. WoW is still only using around 800 MB of memory and I have several GB free.Perhaps a true 64-bit client will "reach out" more...not too confident about that.(?)
2-01-2012 @ 11:28PM
also, 32-bit client on 64-bit windows != 32 bit windows.in the first situation, 32-bit wow client on 64-bit windows, the client can access a full 2GB of memory (or if it was coded in a certain way, 4GB)
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