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Windows 7: How much ram do you use?


20 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
How much ram do you use?

when your computer loads onto the desktop how much ram is being used? i am using 1.15gb on 64bit with 4gig ram and when i had 32bit with 3gig of ram i was using about 950mb. why is this?


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20 Jan 2010   #2

 
 

7 dynamically 'adapts' depending on whether it's x86 / x64, how much total RAM is installed and how many resources are needed.

If you had2GB,4B,8GB,12GB,32GB etc it would allocate more and more as more physical memory is installed.

It's 'smooth performance' thing.
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20 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What SmartEyeball said

mine with 8Gb:
is around 1.4- 1.5 on boot.
After an hour or 2 of normal/light use its typically around 1.8-1.9GB.
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20 Jan 2010   #4

 

With 43 processes running on my current system (see specs) I use 1.06 GB. If I had purchased this computer from the store with 7 already installed it would have been closer to 70 processes and 1.4GB used. the funny thing is 64-bit Ubuntu using the KDE desktop, which has comparable visual effects to windows 7, only loads up 450MB to memory but takes longer to boot.

As to why a 64 bit system uses more memory, I don't have that answer. I'm not even sure it uses more memory, as there's a different set of processes for 64 bit windows. They may have the same names as those from a 32 bit system, but it's not the same information that's loading into memory. And that 200 MB difference is minuscule compared to the amount of memory that can be used with a 64 bit system.
I'm in the process of building a desktop with 24GB of memory.
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21 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

ok thanks guys, im not to fussed about it because i am using only about 32% of it most the time with IE,MSN and media player open so its ok.
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21 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Here's mine ....was lazy to type it out...system is humming


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21 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

wow 1.58 and only 19% used. Pretty good going

heres mine now


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21 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN View Post
wow 1.58 and only 19% used. Pretty good going

heres mine now
nice F1FAN

and considering my system has been on 24/7 since last week it's awesome (wonder why I'm such an *** when people go near it)
Uptime would have been in days, but i had to reboot driver install.
Thanx btw
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21 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

On my laptop at work with 4GB of RAM, Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit, running Firefox, Outlook, Trend AV, CheckPoint client, and an Instant Messenger client is running at 1.05GB used which is showing about 30% of my physical memory according to Task Manager. Looking at physical memory stats, out of my 3571MB of RAM, 1084 is cached, 2494 is available and 1499 is free.

On my work desktop with 4GB of RAM, running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit, with MSE running and no other applications opened is using 919MB of RAM...so a total of 22% according to Task Manager. Looking at physical memory stats, out of my 4095MB of RAM, 3076 is cached, with 3176 available and 117 free.
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21 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I hang around 1.8 GB average with steam and ventrilo running in the background.
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