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Windows 7: High RAM usage

11 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 
High RAM usage

Hello I'm new to this forum and I joined because I wanna ask this question

Windows 7 is using 1.7 GB of my ram (2.0 Installed) and is that normal?

Thanks

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11 Aug 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I use 1.2 GB at idle. Give us a shot of task manager, and we can tell if it looks ok.
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11 Aug 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With 2GBs total, that is slightly high. I also have 1.7GBs used at time, but with 4GBs total. In addition of what Richard suggests you should also look at Resource Monitor > Memory tab. A snip of the color bar would be useful. There may be a big chunk used by the hardware.
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11 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

fwiw, unused RAM is wasted RAM.
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11 Aug 2010   #5

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Guys want to know what should be an ideal RAM usage when no external program/application is being run like word,music player,video player etc....on an avg. my RAM usage is 35-40% while being on the network but it shoots upto 65-70% when use couple of application like watching movie & downloading from net...i did took the Op.Events log as well....i'm attaching please check & let me know bcz there were some problems listed which i couldn't understand....
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11 Aug 2010   #6

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Here is the Op.Events log

Level Date & Time Source Id Task category
Warning 02-05-2010 05:22:13 Diagnostics-Performance 201 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Warning 02-05-2010 05:22:13 Diagnostics-Performance 200 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Warning 01-05-2010 04:16:06 Diagnostics-Performance 100 Boot Performance Monitoring
Warning 01-05-2010 04:16:06 Diagnostics-Performance 203 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Warning 01-05-2010 04:16:06 Diagnostics-Performance 203 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Error 01-05-2010 04:16:06 Diagnostics-Performance 203 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Warning 01-05-2010 04:16:06 Diagnostics-Performance 201 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Warning 01-05-2010 04:16:06 Diagnostics-Performance 200 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Warning 30-04-2010 23:38:18 Diagnostics-Performance 107 Boot Performance Monitoring
Error 30-04-2010 23:38:18 Diagnostics-Performance 101 Boot Performance Monitoring
Error 30-04-2010 23:38:18 Diagnostics-Performance 100 Boot Performance Monitoring
Warning 30-04-2010 23:38:18 Diagnostics-Performance 200 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Warning 30-04-2010 18:50:18 Diagnostics-Performance 110 Boot Performance Monitoring
Error 30-04-2010 18:50:18 Diagnostics-Performance 106 Boot Performance Monitoring
Warning 30-04-2010 18:50:18 Diagnostics-Performance 101 Boot Performance Monitoring
Error 30-04-2010 18:50:18 Diagnostics-Performance 100 Boot Performance Monitoring
Warning 30-04-2010 18:50:18 Diagnostics-Performance 200 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Warning 30-04-2010 11:05:43 Diagnostics-Performance 110 Boot Performance Monitoring
Warning 30-04-2010 11:05:43 Diagnostics-Performance 107 Boot Performance Monitoring
Critical 30-04-2010 11:05:43 Diagnostics-Performance 106 Boot Performance Monitoring
Warning 30-04-2010 11:05:43 Diagnostics-Performance 103 Boot Performance Monitoring
Warning 30-04-2010 11:05:43 Diagnostics-Performance 103 Boot Performance Monitoring
Warning 30-04-2010 11:05:43 Diagnostics-Performance 103 Boot Performance Monitoring
Warning 30-04-2010 11:05:43 Diagnostics-Performance 100 Boot Performance Monitoring
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12 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

ok ill post another Screenshot tomorrow cuz Im using my other laptop. (lenovo thinkpad X61)
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12 Aug 2010   #8

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Double-post somehow. Oops!
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12 Aug 2010   #9

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Yes, both a task manager (performance tab) and resmon (memory tab) screenshot would be quite helpful.
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12 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Is it the faster the ram stick you have, the lesser the ram usage? Because my friend's computer he has 4 GB of fast ddr2 (don't know the name and model) use less than 1 GB of ram after he starts up. And for me, my pc has 8 GB of DDR2 (slow ram) and my pc uses mor than 1 GB of ram at start up and we both have similar programs at start-up.
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