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Windows 7: My computer looks like it's dying because of excess RAM usage

01 Mar 2015   #1
Windidugo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
My computer looks like it's dying because of excess RAM usage

Hey. I'm a frequent reinstaller of Windows 7 (out of boredom ) and there are several problems here. First its impossible to download and install any new updates because I hit "Shut down" to let things update and it just hangs at some point. I think I also did a pretty dumb thing by uninstalling my AV software. Somehow my excess RAM usage is bogging my computer. I used my 2GB memory with no problem before, but since I reinstalled Windows it looks as if my computers going to die.


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01 Mar 2015   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab.
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02 Mar 2015   #3
Windidugo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I will tomorrow when I get back to my desktop.
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02 Mar 2015   #4
Windidugo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

My computer looks like it's dying because of excess RAM usage-taskmgr.png

Somehow, the physical RAM always has very high usage during at least the first 10 minutes of computer uptime. It's 15 minutes though, and RAM usage is still peaked.


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02 Mar 2015   #5
margrave

Size 12
 
 

2 GB of RAM in a Windows 7 computer? Not enough!
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02 Mar 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Window 7/64 will run with 2 gigs of ram but poorly.

I'm just using Firefox and security programs and using 1.7 gigs of ram.
Now if I only had 2 gigs of ram installed my computer would be very slow.
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02 Mar 2015   #7
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I'd love to see what those 44 processes are using CPU wise and what the resource monitor shows. I'm guessing this thing is paging it's brains out.
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02 Mar 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

One can check all the processes, look at a bunch of charts and graphs. In my opinion it's a waste of time. More ram is needed. 4 gig or more will work quite well.
Not knowing what motherboard is being used I can't give any more suggestions.

44 is not a lot of processes.
Nonpaged at 35 is very good also.

With the information given things look good to me. It just need more ram.
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