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Windows 7: 60% Ram usage on idle.

03 Nov 2010   #1
devilite

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
60% Ram usage on idle.

i bought a new pc, and installed windows 7,
and in the ram usage gadget thingy. it shows 60% ram usage.
and the pc is idle, nothing is on, and i checked the proccesses and didnt see anything suspisios..
why is that?

i got 2g ram DDRII


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03 Nov 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Because you have 2GB of RAM and are running x64 windows

Post a snip of resource monitor on the RAM tab, and we can break it down for you.
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03 Nov 2010   #3
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Win 7 64 will use about 800Mb to 1500MB at normal settings mine is 1529Mb at the moment and will drop to 1100Mb at idle. 64 bit works best with 4Gig of RAM but for normal use you should be fine with 2Gig. Win 7 uses memory differently than XP.

Ken
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03 Nov 2010   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Go to Performance Monitor and select the RAM tab. See what's using the RAM.
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03 Nov 2010   #5
devilite

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh so windows 7 is taking all the ram...?
i get it.
so if i had winxp, will games run better? (cause winxp doesnt take much ram)
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03 Nov 2010   #6
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devilite View Post
oh so windows 7 is taking all the ram...?
i get it.
so if i had winxp, will games run better? (cause winxp doesnt take much ram)
No Windows 7 uses Ram differently. Forget your old XP thinking. Your games will run as fast or faster with 7.

Ken
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21 Dec 2010   #7
MarcosFabian

Windows Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Hey you guys,
I recently installed Windows 7 on a computer that only has 512 MB of RAM.
On idle it's using 60% of it's memory resources.

Am just wondering if it am just better off with Windows XP or just sticking with Windows 7.
I want to stick with Windows 7 but 60% on idle seems wayy to much for me.
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21 Dec 2010   #8
ARG

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarcosFabian View Post
Hey you guys,
I recently installed Windows 7 on a computer that only has 512 MB of RAM.
On idle it's using 60% of it's memory resources.

Am just wondering if it am just better off with Windows XP or just sticking with Windows 7.
I want to stick with Windows 7 but 60% on idle seems wayy to much for me.
i suggest you to upgrade the ram
at least 1 GB for better performance.
On my netbook which is have 1 GB of ram , it also reach 60% on idle.
but if your computer not slowing down , or got any errors , don't worry about it
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21 Dec 2010   #9
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devilite View Post
oh so windows 7 is taking all the ram...?
i get it.
so if i had winxp, will games run better? (cause winxp doesnt take much ram)
Windows XP doesn't use RAM as efficiently as Windows 7, so NO. You just need more RAM.
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21 Dec 2010   #10
MarcosFabian

Windows Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ARG View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarcosFabian View Post
Hey you guys,
I recently installed Windows 7 on a computer that only has 512 MB of RAM.
On idle it's using 60% of it's memory resources.

Am just wondering if it am just better off with Windows XP or just sticking with Windows 7.
I want to stick with Windows 7 but 60% on idle seems wayy to much for me.
i suggest you to upgrade the ram
at least 1 GB for better performance.
On my netbook which is have 1 GB of ram , it also reach 60% on idle.
but if your computer not slowing down , or got any errors , don't worry about it
Well that's the thing.
I haven't even upgraded my main computer.
My main computer has 1GB and it runs Windows 7 perfectly.
I don't really want to go out and buy more parts.
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