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Windows 7: Memory

23 Oct 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benbow View Post
3516mb in use. Why would this be?
If that is the green bar, that is a lot. It should be 1 to 1.5 GIGs. Do you have a lot of startup programs? If yes, disable them for a moment (not the AV program though) and see what happens.


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23 Oct 2010   #12
Benbow

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

If the startup folder I need is the "startup" in the "start" menu, it is empty!
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23 Oct 2010   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have a similar setup to you with 2x2GB and task manager shows with Firefox and system background stuff:
Total : 4095
Cached : 1974
Available : 3106
Free : 1245

What appears on the memory usage graph is Total - Available = approx 1GB
This is also what appears on the gadget gauge.

So it depends what you are reading. If my usage is 80%+ for extended periods then I think I have a problem.
I use memory intensive apps like photoshop and find 4GB is fine. I think it depends how many apps you want to run at the same time.
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23 Oct 2010   #14
Benbow

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
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This kind of problem is new to me. Mine is as follows -
Available 652mb
Cached 634mb
Total 4095mb
Installed 4096
Free 12mb

I think that I must have a problem but I haven't a clue where to start.
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23 Oct 2010   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benbow View Post
This kind of problem is new to me. Mine is as follows -
Available 652mb
Cached 634mb
Total 4095mb
Installed 4096
Free 12mb

I think that I must have a problem but I haven't a clue where to start.
Are these figures from Task Manager? Looks like a problem.
Try running Windows built in memory check first.

Press Start - Type "memory" no quotes
select "Windows Memory Diagnostic"
tell it to test now - your PC will restart & a memory test will happen.
It will take some time and a 2 pass progress bar will show.
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23 Oct 2010   #16
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

First, can you post a snip of resource monitor on the memory tab?
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23 Oct 2010   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benbow View Post
If the startup folder I need is the "startup" in the "start" menu, it is empty!
Type msconfig into the start/search field and hit Enter. Then click on the startup tab. Then you see your startup programs and can disable them. Then reboot.
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23 Oct 2010   #18
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
First, can you post a snip of resource monitor on the memory tab?
Let's ask someone else to confuse him further with another piece of advice to try first!!!
If he hasn't got a memory problem then the next logical step is to then find what's consuming the memory resources.
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23 Oct 2010   #19
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Let's start with the complicated things that take the most time then Your show, mate.
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23 Oct 2010   #20
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benbow View Post
This kind of problem is new to me. Mine is as follows -
Available 652mb
Cached 634mb
Total 4095mb
Installed 4096
Free 12mb

I think that I must have a problem but I haven't a clue where to start.
This isnt a problem at all. You are running 64 bit and minimum for that is 2 gigs. You have 652 avail, 634 cached. Thats basically 1.3 not used. the other 700 megs (4gigs- 2 for the system-1.3 basically free) is probably being used by the video card.

Is there another reason you think you have a problem?

Ken
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