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Why you really need Windows 7 x64 and 8GB RAM on PC’s
Darren Duke    

So here is a comparison of Windows 7 with 3GB vs 8GB RAM. The machine is a Lenovo Thinkpad T500.

First up 3GB running Windows 7, 32 bit:

Image:Why you really need Windows 7 x64 and 8GB RAM on PC’s

This machine runs the usual. Notes 8.5.3 + Admin + DDE, Quickr, Skype, TweetDeck Office, vSphere Client, etc. It never drops below 70% used with my normal day to day operation.

This same machine with 8GB and Windows 7, 64 bit (you need 64 bit to see more than 4GB RAM)....the penalty? You need to reinstall everything....but with Windows you're rebuilding your machine every 18 months or so anyway right? ;)

So with 8GB RAM it very, very rarely gets over 45% under "normal" loads, and I've yet to see it over 60% at all:

Image:Why you really need Windows 7 x64 and 8GB RAM on PC’s
With RAM being cheap it's a simple upgrade. For the ThinkPad I got Kingston ValueRAM 8GB PC3 SODIMM kit from Amazon for $36.99 (a kit of 2 x 4GB), obviously check what RAM your computer needs, and how much it can take first.

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Jan 03, 2012
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My best (and last) idea on the Notes/Domino/Traveler/etc IdeaJam
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 8:55a   Darren Duke
IBM are off creating the next "great" thing with Mail.Next. I can see the value of going "client-less" (i.e. web) but hopefully IBM are looking at IdeaJam and implementing many, many, many of the outstanding usability suggestions out there. So here you have it, my best, and last, suggestion to IdeaJam (and can you believe some people still post out there????). [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes traveler ideajam
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Addendum to my Domino DBMT post (well, a correction)
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 5:50a   Darren Duke
I'm also going to update the original post, but it appears there was an issue with the command in that original post: -compactThreads 0 -updallThreads 2 -stoptime 5AM You will see something like this in the notes.log on the server: use this one instead: -compactThreads 0 -updallThreads 2 -stoptime 5:00AM Yes, the ":00" makes all the difference. [read] Keywords: domino notes server
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ATLUG Day of Champions - a who’s who of smart people all in one place
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 11:15a   Darren Duke
So it has happened....yours truly is going to be a [non-IBM] Champion.....well for a day ;) The Atlanta User Group (aka Atlanta Lotus User Group) is to host a pretty unique one-of-a-kind event on April 7th, 2014, that being the "Day of Champions". Each of the 11 "champions" gets a TED like 18 minutes or so to entertain, bedazzle and hopefully educate the attendees in all manner of things, technical or not-so-technical. Add to that a Connect-like Gurupalooza and speed-geeking and [read] Keywords: ibm lotus community
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Wed, Mar 19th 2014 7:43a   Darren Duke
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iNotes and IE11 - yes it is supported
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 8:39a   Darren Duke
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When installing ESXi be sure to get your server’s customized installer
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Tue, Feb 4th 2014 6:00a   Darren Duke
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My schedule at Connect
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 8:45a   Darren Duke
No sooner had I tweeted this, I suddenly got inspiration..... I haven't written a blog post this year, and I'm kind of OK with that althought I do have some pent-up ranting to do somewhere— Darren Duke (@darrenduke) January 22, 2014 Not my full schedule by any means..... Friday night party. Friday is the new Saturday. Stroll to the beach to watch beach footie on Saturday Stroll to mai-tai Stroll to BALD Get all dolled up for the Penumbra dinner, make IBMers uncomfort [read] Keywords: twitter widgets
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Use a custom notes.ini file and prepopulate user settings on Notes first startup
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 10:53a   Darren Duke
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Using ManageEngine’s DesktopCentral to deploy Lotus Notes
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 2:05p   Darren Duke
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