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Windows 7: Normal Ram usage & too many processes?!


16 Apr 2012   #1
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Normal Ram usage & too many processes?!

Hi,

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium with 4GBs of Ram and an i7 processor. When I start my laptop up, it uses about 1.5 - 1.7 GBs of Ram. Is this normal? And atm I'm running 106 processes (screenshots below) and I'm unsure which ones I can kill. I only know about Nettalk, Firefox, Thunderbird, Dropbox, sparta.exe and screen.exe.

I'll upload the screens in just a moment...

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16 Apr 2012   #2

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Yes, that is close to normal.

I don't see your screenshot.

106 processes is very high. I rarely have even 60.

Go to msconfig and look at the startup tab. How many items are checked?? Windows will start with none checked.

Go to msconfig and look at the services tab. Check "hide all Microsoft services". How many are then shown as checked. I have 8 non-Microsoft services checked.

Most likely, you have a bunch of crap running that doesn't need to be running, but the fact is that Windows 7 likes to use RAM. I wouldn't worry about 1.5 to 1.7 being used. Right now, I am using 1.14 out of 4. You may be able to get yours down a little by turning off unnecessary stuff.
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16 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Agreed, also Windows 7 is very good at memory management, because you are showing 4Gb usage currentlt does not mean you can't run other things, Windows 7 will reorganise running tasks to free up memory.

Also consider looking at the number of service you can stop and even prevent from starting .Blackvipers website is the best place for that.
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16 Apr 2012   #4
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W7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sorry, my Dropbox Script didn't work :s
I've already checked msconfig for crap I don't need, I just don't know what stuff I can disable and what not.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49460192/144654269.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49460192/144711273.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49460192/144720134.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49460192/144744332.png

@ignatzatsonic: I have 16 non-Microsoft enabled services.
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16 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

That is the question, the link I posted will provide you with answers.
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16 Apr 2012   #6

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You can post pictures directly to this forum, without using dropbox.

I've never even heard of most of those processes. Many are clearly unnecessary, but they are harmless unless you are having issues.

You don't mention having any issues, so why worry?

What did you see in msconfig on the services tab, with all MS services hidden, as I mentioned in my first post?

Uncheck EVERYTHING in the boot tab of msconfig except your antivirus and reboot. How much RAM usage and how many processes do you then see?
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16 Apr 2012   #7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You can post pictures directly to this forum, without using dropbox.

I've never even heard of most of those processes. Many are clearly unnecessary, but they are harmless unless you are having issues.

You don't mention having any issues, so why worry?

What did you see in msconfig on the services tab, with all MS services hidden, as I mentioned in my first post?
OT: I just have this script which captures parts of the screen and then uploads them to Dropbox. Just for convenience.

In the services tab I saw some Intel, Acer and Nvidia stuff.
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16 Apr 2012   #8

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Uncheck EVERYTHING in the boot tab of msconfig except your antivirus and reboot. How much RAM usage and how many processes do you then see?

You don't mention having any issues, so why worry?
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16 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yea, Ram use seems normal. But I agree, 106 processes seems a bit much.

Mine runs between 60-70, and I leave quite a few things running.
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16 Apr 2012   #10

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Uncheck EVERYTHING in the boot tab of msconfig except your antivirus and reboot. How much RAM usage and how many processes do you then see?
Did you do this?

The thing with windows 7 is this that the more ram you throw at it, the more it tends to use but its memory management is also much better than its predecessors.

And do a full scan with malwarebytes.. You never know, malware are getting smarter every day..

Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

PS: Update it first before scanning.
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