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Windows 7: Ram usage with few programs running?

06 Apr 2011   #11

W7 Ultimate 32Bit

More below o.o

Like three things on startup, which are a key-scrambler, java updater and MBAM.

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06 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SehCure View Post
If it idles at say 1.9gb RAM, how do computers with 2GB of ram even run?

And this is on the lowest graphics settings possible [Windows classic, no effects etc]
Just fine, RAM usage is relative to how much physical ram you have. Also running on Windows Classic will take up a portion of your RAM and CPU. You should be using Aero. Aero lives on the graphics card, video memory and GPU.
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07 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 10 Pro x64

+1 - also, when looking at resource issues (like memory usage), do yourself a favor and use resmon instead - task manager is not really going to show you what you want to see, but resmon will (on the memory tab). It even has a graph showing you how the memory is allocated at the bottom of that tab making it easier to see how the system is using the RAM.
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