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    How to speed up hibernation time

    One way that I read was to edit the boot.ini, but what memory size should i put in there. Right now I have 1 gb of Ram..... most people say to change the maxmem to 256. Is it wise to go below that, and if yes, what should it be. I have CF, and a few other programs running. Also once the PC does come out of hibernation, it will use all of the RAM when needed right?

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    I think a gig of ram may be overkill. My old system running XP ran fine with just 64 megs. My current system has 256 running 2003 server. I can't imagine any of my programs uses any more than that. Having iGuidance and playing a video is probably as much memory I'm ever going to use at once... Anyways, to answer your question, I'm not sure if you can speed it up using the boot.ini but reducing the amount of memory and a faster hard drive always helps.

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    I think I have a pretty fast hard drive in there. I am really want to avoid physically taking out the ram, Im not sure if my setup will need it, but I will be running CF with multiple monitors, each doing thier own thing. Also the PC will have built in gaming, like SEGA, Nintendo, etc. I simply want a fast booting system, using software. I know the boot.ini is one way, and I also know that turning things off in the bios, liketurning off auto detect on IDE, disabling anything onboard im not using, turning on the cach-able option if my board has it, and activating quick boot...... I do not want to put to low of memory into the boot.ini and have issues..... so you think 64 mb is good enough?

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    For what its worth I thing 64 mb will run like a dog. 256 is about minimum for an ok running system 512 is better. It all depends what your running I guess but my setup with RR and GPS regularly hits around 512mb so if I had less I would be using pagefiles all the time which is a slow system. Its all a compromise, what would you rather have quick boot and slow system or slower boot and quick system? Besides at a gig of ram and a 20sec boot time I don't find that a big problem.
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    The easiest way to know exactly how much ram you need is to load up all the programs you'd normally use such as your frontend with GPS and a dvd playing or something. Now check the performance in Taskmanager and see what the system is currently using. I would use that number plus say around 50mb and that should get a you nice stable system with quick resume from hibernation times.
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    thanx for the advice.... all of this sounds good. I will most definately check that.

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