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Windows 7: Most Windows 7 PCs max out memory.

18 Feb 2010   #61
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

dgwin7,

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BTW *never never let any apps or anti-virus apps running in background while you are play games, any games don't need anti-virus app at all also avoid bloated.
Do you go so far as to include programs that start on boot and are parked in the notification area?


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18 Feb 2010   #62
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dgwin7 View Post

BTW *never never let any apps or anti-virus apps running in background while you are play games, any games don't need anti-virus app at all also avoid bloated.

Just my 2 cents.

dg
A valid point as long as you disconnect your machine from the outside world before you disable your protection
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18 Feb 2010   #63
dgwin7

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dgwin7 View Post

BTW *never never let any apps or anti-virus apps running in background while you are play games, any games don't need anti-virus app at all also avoid bloated.

Just my 2 cents.

dg
A valid point as long as you disconnect your machine from the outside world before you disable your protection
LOL
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18 Feb 2010   #64
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I have an old machine with with 2.5 Gb RAM. I use Areo, have two gadgets running along with an AV and firewall program, run Outlook, and run Firefox with tabs minimum continuously running. I have never seen my RAM useage over 60%. It is usually between 34% and 42%.
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18 Feb 2010   #65
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dgwin7 View Post

BTW *never never let any apps or anti-virus apps running in background while you are play games, any games don't need anti-virus app at all also avoid bloated.

Just my 2 cents.

dg
A valid point as long as you disconnect your machine from the outside world before you disable your protection
And you know too often the online gamers simply forget that one!

As far as the main topic here I found a good rebuttal followup blog about the COMPUTERWORLD article.

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February 18th, 2010

86% of Windows 7 PCs maxing out memory ... really?

Posted by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes @ 8:12 am

I’ve had so many emails hit my inbox overnight about a story over on ComputerWorld citing data collected by Devil Mountain Software’s community-based XPnet claiming that some 86% of Windows 7 machines being monitored are regularly consuming 90-95% of the system RAM that I’m forced from silence to comment.

OK, let me begin by telling you why I wasn’t going to cover this story. Well, I’ll be honest with you, it’s because XPnet’s data isn’t a data source that’s on my trusted list. Collecting and correlating data is a tricky business, and there are too many mysteries surrounding how XPnet data is collected and what data is collected for me to get a clear picture of what’s going on. Those are my thought and feelings on the issue, but I encourage you to come to your own conclusions.

OK, but with that out of the way, let’s take a look at the claim.

86% of Windows 7 machines in the XPnet pool are regularly consuming 90%-95% of their available RAM
The rest of the reluctant writer's comments can be seen at: 86% of Windows 7 PCs maxing out memory ... really? | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com
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18 Feb 2010   #66
BugMeister

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

gotta be total rhubarb..!!
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18 Feb 2010   #67
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That is something I do not understand. When I walk thru the computer stores, most Win7 systems have 4GBs and more - and they all have 64bit. No way to find a 32bit system which we were looking for because a friend needed that to run a bundle of very expensive programs for her business from 32bit Vista. My win7 systems usually run around 1GB of RAM usage. So where is the problem.
i dont see why your friends programs wont run in 64 bit. which programs are they using. 64 bit windows emulates a 32 bit environment very well and the rare instances of these problems are becoming practically unheard of.
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18 Feb 2010   #68
MiguelAngelXP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I don't believe it

hmmm well , here's a image of my memory usage (just surfing the net)

Regards
MiguelAngelXP


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18 Feb 2010   #69
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

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hmmm well , here's a image of my memory usage (just surfing the net)

Regards
MiguelAngelXP
it looks to me like avast is busy maybe that will explain some of it. try looking for memory leaks in your system otherwise.
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19 Feb 2010   #70
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I'm using about 37% of my 2 GB on my netbook. XPnet fails hard.
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