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Windows 7: High RAM usage please help me

08 May 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hayateno101 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You have about 100 processes running---that's well above average. I usually have about half that many. All of that takes more RAM.

Many of your process may be unnecessary.

You may be able to whittle them down by looking at the startup tab of msconfig. How many things are checked there?

Or close applications that you are not using at the moment.

Or buy more RAM. It is very, very cheap right now.
Thanks for replying Sir ignatzatsonic.
There are 29 items checked on my startup
That's very high.

I have about 5.

Windows will start and run fine with none checked.

You might try unchecking everything except your anti-virus and see if that helps. You can later go back and re-check some items if necessary.

But the checked items are usually harmless---they just take up some resources.


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08 May 2012   #12
hayateno101

Windows 7 - Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Finaleh View Post
I have a feeling this may go a bit deeper than just adding some more RAM.

But, in all honesty you can only benefit from 2GB more RAM. It's like 10 for 2GB in the UK. I'd definitely say go for that, and if you're still having absurd amounts of usage then come back here.
Yes.
I had also read some problems on other forums and threads regarding on high ram usage.
Some say that they had bought additional ram which had not solved any changes on their ram usage, and also read their solutions with their problems, etc.

But then, i'll try adding RAM and see for further changes
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08 May 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

hayateno,
Have you installed SP1 yet?
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08 May 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Forgot to say, but here is another vote for more ram.

I'm not saying that more ram will cure your problem, but certainly will help.
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08 May 2012   #15
hayateno101

Windows 7 - Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hayateno101 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You have about 100 processes running---that's well above average. I usually have about half that many. All of that takes more RAM.

Many of your process may be unnecessary.

You may be able to whittle them down by looking at the startup tab of msconfig. How many things are checked there?

Or close applications that you are not using at the moment.

Or buy more RAM. It is very, very cheap right now.
Thanks for replying Sir ignatzatsonic.
There are 29 items checked on my startup
That's very high.

I have about 5.

Windows will start and run fine with none checked.

You might try unchecking everything except your anti-virus and see if that helps. You can later go back and re-check some items if necessary.

But the checked items are usually harmless---they just take up some resources.
Oh thanks sir.
I'll try unchecking them then except my anti virus .
Thanks a lot sir
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08 May 2012   #16
Finaleh

Windows 7 Professional x64, Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (Soon)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hayateno101 View Post
There are 29 items checked on my startup

Yeah, go through those and tick some off. A few are very important to Windows, but some may just be lurking and taking up resources when the program itself isn't required. Just be careful, tick some unnecessary ones off and give it another shot.
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08 May 2012   #17
hayateno101

Windows 7 - Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Forgot to say, but here is another vote for more ram.

I'm not saying that more ram will cure your problem, but certainly will help.
Sir karlsnooks
Nope think I haven't.
Where could I see if I had already installed the Service pack 1?
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08 May 2012   #18
hayateno101

Windows 7 - Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hayateno101 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You have about 100 processes running---that's well above average. I usually have about half that many. All of that takes more RAM.

Many of your process may be unnecessary.

You may be able to whittle them down by looking at the startup tab of msconfig. How many things are checked there?

Or close applications that you are not using at the moment.

Or buy more RAM. It is very, very cheap right now.
Thanks for replying Sir ignatzatsonic.
There are 29 items checked on my startup

That's very high.

I have about 5.

Windows will start and run fine with none checked.

You might try unchecking everything except your anti-virus and see if that helps. You can later go back and re-check some items if necessary.

But the checked items are usually harmless---they just take up some resources.
Oh thanks a lot sir from 81% it went down to 67% as of now
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08 May 2012   #19
hayateno101

Windows 7 - Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Finaleh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hayateno101 View Post
There are 29 items checked on my startup

Yeah, go through those and tick some off. A few are very important to Windows, but some may just be lurking and taking up resources when the program itself isn't required. Just be careful, tick some unnecessary ones off and give it another shot.
Yes. It went down from 81 to 67
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08 May 2012   #20
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hayateno101 View Post
Where could I see if I had already installed the Service pack 1?
Go to control panel and then system.

You will see a page that says "view basic information about your computer".

Read what it says under "Windows edition". It will say Service Pack 1 right there if it is installed.
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