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Windows 7: win 7 ram at 50% when idle

21 Dec 2010   #1
crmmercado

Windows 7 Home Professional 64-bit
 
 
win 7 ram at 50% when idle

my laptop's ram usage always displays around 50% even when idle. help!

my laptop is Asus k50ij intel pentium T4400 4GB DDR2, win7 64-bit


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21 Dec 2010   #2
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, crmmercado, welcome to the Seven Forums!

If your system is not exhibiting slowdowns or other such errors, then I have 4 words of advice: Don't worry about it.
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21 Dec 2010   #3
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Ya if your facing no problems, then don't worry about it. Mind also reaches at 43% (not so far from 50) when in Idle.
The larger the memory, the more windows tends to utilize it. (There's a limit though).
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21 Dec 2010   #4
ARG

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot
 
 

yeah if it is not slowing down or no error in your system , don't worry about it.
i got 60-70% when idle on my 1 gb ram netbook. and also reach 40% on my rig
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21 Dec 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just to point out....A computer is never idle, you are just not using it at that moment.
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21 Dec 2010   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's been beaten to death online by now, but that's Windows 7 doing it's job. I've seen it written many other times, but the general consensus is....if you don't want your memory used, remoed it from your computer and put it on your desk. Windows 7 isn't XP, so it shouldn't be treated like XP. You paid for that memory, so if the computer is using it to run more efficiently....let it.
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21 Dec 2010   #7
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Right on, DeaconFrost!
The old saying, "Unused memory is wasted memory", is still true.
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21 Dec 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you are interested to know what's running, open the Task Manager > Processes tab. Then click on "show processes of all users" button (on the bottom) and click on the Memory button to show you the main users on top.
But I vote with the others, nothing to worry about.
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21 Dec 2010   #9
ARG

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
Right on, DeaconFrost!
The old saying, "Unused memory is wasted memory", is still true.
ahh ! i'm totally agree with that statement
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21 Dec 2010   #10
Fuzzbutts

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

My 4GB of RAM is generally used up to within 50-75MB of the 4092MB. Shows me I should get some more but also that Win7 64bit is pretty good at managing things on it's own. Maybe the Intel SSD helps a bit too.
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