So, because the OS uses 2GB for itself, that memory just magically disappears from the system?AndréRocha;1037320997 said:no one has 12gbs or 6gbs, people have 10gb and 4gb. why? because the o.s. uses 2gb for itself. it's ideal to have as much memory as you can afford.
More memory is always good. Windows Vista and 7 both can use "free" memory as cache, so the second time you load a program, assuming enough free memory, the program can load out of memory.