Yeah, SuperFetch can be specially terrible with Windows Vista, although it was improved in the next Windows versions.
IF you have a Windows Vista, it's one of the first things to get rid off.
Haha; how did you know?
Now the next thing I have found is what I've always feared about "Steam", even in offline mode the steam.exe and steamhelper applications use up 25% of memory when first launched. Thas fine I expect some usage, but, when I close steam and it's applications that amount of memory stays activated and never comes down below 38% until I 'reboot' my system which brings me back down to 15% or 16% until I launch Steam again. I can go on a webpage and browse and play other games not on steam and they use up some memory, but, when I close them the memory usage goes back to 15% or 16%.
So, somehow someway Steam is causing a memory leak or usage not to stop when closing it down.
So, I tell you now brothers in arms that like Matrixgames and Slitherine games and you want all that memory to "buy direct" from them, use your coupons or whatever but, buy direct and do not use the steam application as much as possible unless the majority of your Matrix and Slitherine games are on there. I will not buy anymore on Steam now that I know this. Most of the ones I have on steam are from Humble Bundle sales and I don't really play those that much anyways.
Sadly the Total War games and Crusader Kings II are totally devoted to Steam and I have no choice if I want to play them.
EDIT: Now this is on a Vista64 system; I don't know how Win10 does with Steam. Maybe someone can check for us and see if a certain amount of memory remains in usage after using Steam on or offline?
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