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Windows 7: how to configure windows 7 Pro to utilize maximum memory

20 Mar 2015   #1
waynezo

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
how to configure windows 7 Pro to utilize maximum memory

I recently upgraded my memory to 18 gigabytes. With chrome running about a half a dozen windows it will use about 6 gigabytes. since I have plenty of memory leftover is there a way to configure windows so it will use as much memory as possible perhaps even direct some of the memory to the video cards?

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20 Mar 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

As I understand it, you want Windows to use "as much memory as possible", rather than whatever it wants.

Post a screen shot of the memory tab of Resource Monitor and the performance tab of Task Manager.

If you want to use more memory, you could always open more Chrome Windows. Or remove the unused memory, so that your RAM usage is closer to 100% of the available--up from about 33%.
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20 Mar 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I found the best way to use your memory is let Windows 7 manage it.
Window 7 knows what to do with memory and when.
Tinkering with memory like we use to do in XP is not needed in Windows 7.
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20 Mar 2015   #4
comptech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hello waynezo,
Read this article from seven forum...
Hope it help you..
Memory - Set Maximum Amount Used by Windows
Regards
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20 Mar 2015   #5
waynezo

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Yes I want to keep all the memory and have windows use it to perform faster. Since I'm not a gamer the amount of memory I have may be overkill, But I want to make sure windows is taking advantage of it. I would also like to allocate some to my video cards if possible (they are 5 years old and I'm running 4 monitors).


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20 Mar 2015   #6
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waynezo View Post
I want to make sure windows is taking advantage of it.
Is "taking advantage" a synonym for "using more"? If not, what does it mean?

Do you have any reason to believe that Windows is not using exactly as much as it needs and wants--satisfying its appetite?
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20 Mar 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Post # 60 in this tutorial by Brink.

Memory - Set Maximum Amount Used by Windows

Quote:
Nope. The Max Memory setting is used primarily for testing purposes only.

By default, it should remain unchecked to allow Windows to use all available memory.
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20 Mar 2015   #8
waynezo

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I don't want to "use more" for the sake of using more. I want increased performance. I don't know if Windows is or is not using all it needs. That is what I hope to find out.
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20 Mar 2015   #9
waynezo

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Post # 60 in this tutorial by Brink.

Memory - Set Maximum Amount Used by Windows

Quote:
Nope. The Max Memory setting is used primarily for testing purposes only.

By default, it should remain unchecked to allow Windows to use all available memory.
Max Memory is unchecked
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20 Mar 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From your post # 5

how to configure windows 7 Pro to utilize maximum memory-page-filing-just-today.png

Paged, Non paged and processes are extremely high.

Example:
My system now.

Paged = 159
Non paged = 43
Processes = 45


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