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Windows 7: Physical Memory Usage


09 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Physical Memory Usage

Hi, I just want to confirm if my PC is performing alright. I have recently started task manager and noticed that my physical memory usage is around 50%, I have hardly any applications open. Is this normal? If not how do I resolve such a problem?

EDIT: I have 4 GB of RAM running Windows 7 and as I said the only applications other than the ones running at start-up that I have open are sticky notes and IE

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09 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello Wooppy101! Please update your System Spec so anyone can helps you.
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09 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Was editing as you replied
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09 Jan 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Woppy,

You can open Resource Monitor and click on the Memory tab to see what all is using your memory. I have 12GB of RAM and currently sitting at 21% being used without much open, so it doesn't sound like your's may be completely unreasonable. You might have something running in the background that is using up memory.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

Hmmm....

I have 8Gbs memory with number of programs, Word, Outlook, FF, etc. running and it reports 20%...
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09 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Woppy101 View Post
Was editing as you replied
This is what I got when I extend your system spec. Those above are mine...
Physical Memory Usage-capture.png

How much ram you have?


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09 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

4 GB of Ram, I-3 Processor....I did Resource Monitor it seems svchost.exe there's a few different one's running that are chewing up a lot of memory
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09 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Woppy101 View Post
4 GB of Ram, I-3 Processor....I did Resource Monitor it seems svchost.exe there's a few different one's running that are chewing up a lot of memory
Note that with a 32-bit OS you are only able to use 2.5-3.25GB of RAM regardless of the physical amount installed, you need a 64-bit OS for full RAM usage
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09 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

I attached the Resource Monitor results, I have 64-bit Windows 7 installed


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09 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Woppy101 View Post
I attached the Resource Monitor results
Post a screenshot of the memory tab
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