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Windows 7: How can I tell how much memory/ram is being used?

27 Oct 2009   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
How can I tell how much memory/ram is being used?

How can I tell how much ram/memory my system is using at any given point?


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27 Oct 2009   #2
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Go to the taskbar, right click and go start task manager, then go performance, and the 2nd graph will show you and tell you how much is being used.
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27 Oct 2009   #3
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Go to the taskbar, right click and go start task manager, then go performance, and the 2nd graph will show you and tell you how much is being used.
Cool, 3.67 out of 8.

Thats almost a full gig more than XP when I'm just running my normal set of programs.

Is there any way to get just the memory/percentage graph to mount on the taskbar at the bottom so I can monitor it all the time?

I'm really interested to see how much memory my computer is going to be using from time to time with all of the various programs I'm going to be running at the same time.
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27 Oct 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

uhmm, i'm pretty sure theres a gadget that you can install to show CPU and Memory usage,
here:

Windows Live Gallery
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27 Oct 2009   #5
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

that is totally sweet, really exactly what I was looking for.

These "gadgets" are they like widgets?

Is that a big part of Win 7 is this new gadget/widget option which allows for a bunch of mini programs to run on your desktop?

Seems the gadget & the task manager are off from each other by a few, any idea why?
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27 Oct 2009   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
that is totally sweet, really exactly what I was looking for.

These "gadgets" are they like widgets?

Is that a big part of Win 7 is this new gadget/widget option which allows for a bunch of mini programs to run on your desktop?

Seems the gadget & the task manager are off from each other by a few, any idea why?
There are a huge amount of gadgets available for Windows 7. We have a forum here for custom gadgets: http://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...s-gadgets.html
enjoy
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27 Oct 2009   #7
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

not sure, maybe just an updating latency between both Task Manager and the Gadget.
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27 Oct 2009   #8
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
that is totally sweet, really exactly what I was looking for.

These "gadgets" are they like widgets?

Is that a big part of Win 7 is this new gadget/widget option which allows for a bunch of mini programs to run on your desktop?

Seems the gadget & the task manager are off from each other by a few, any idea why?
There are a huge amount of gadgets available for Windows 7. We have a forum here for custom gadgets: http://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...s-gadgets.html
enjoy
Thats a nice list, but anyway to cut down on the flab of all the extra posts & just get right to the gadgets?
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27 Oct 2009   #9
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

by the way, this gadget doesnt seem to stay on top of the desktop and falls behind programs.

Is there any way to get this to stick so its always visable? or attach it to the task bar or something?
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27 Oct 2009   #10
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

You can set the gadget bar to be on top of all screens, but that it i think.
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