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Windows 7: Memory


23 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
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I have windows 7 64 bit on my 64bit machine and have 2x2 gb memory installed. If I increased this to 2x4gb would this improve my pc's performance. I don't use it for gaming.


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23 Oct 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benbow View Post
I have windows 7 and have 2x2 gb memory installed. If I increased this to 2x4gb would this improve my pc's performance. I don't use it for gaming.
Yes but be sure they are matched ram or your performance cold even go down
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23 Oct 2010   #3
whs
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It may improve a little depending on what you do. If you have e.g. very demanding graphics application or do a lot of video editing work, it will certainly help. But for the daily bread and butter apps it will most likely do nothing.
Check in Resource Monitor > Memory tab how your RAM is used now and how many hard page faults you have. That will give you an idea.
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23 Oct 2010   #4

 
 

The biggest thing you'll notice is HD access. Files & application will take a considerably shorter time to open/run.
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23 Oct 2010   #5
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
The biggest thing you'll notice is HD access. Files & application will take a considerably shorter time to open/run.
Is that an effect of the caching? Because the HD does not churn any faster.
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23 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Memory

My resource monitor, with my pc doing very little except using firefox, tells me that I am currently using "85% used physical memory". Is this normal or should I be considering increasing my memory? I use Skype and quite often have this running plus Family Tree Maker plus Firefox running Ancestry + other things.
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23 Oct 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

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The 85%, is that the sum of "In Use" and "Modified"? (on the colored bar) - If that is the case, that would be unusual and would need further investigation.
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23 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Running 8 gigs of ram is cool if you plan on useing it but if you have 4 gigs you really wont see too much if adding 4 more unless you are doing video or photo apps etc
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23 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Memory

3516mb in use. Why would this be?
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23 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I noticed that I had skype and Family Tree Manager running in the task bar. I have turned both of these off but it hasn't made much difference - now. 3367
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