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Windows 7: Optimizing RAM in Win7

16 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 
Optimizing RAM in Win7

Is there an internal software in Win 7 that optimizes the RAM?

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16 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

you could try RAMRush - RAM Optimizer Memory Optimizer or windows ready boost (uses a flash drive to store temp ram stuff)
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16 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 does a very good job of handling the memory. I would just leave it alone. Sometimes you can do more harm with these "snake oil" remedies.

Jim
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16 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Windows 7 does a very good job of handling the memory. I would just leave it alone. Sometimes you can do more harm with these "snake oil" remedies.

Jim
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Windows 7 works best with a minimum of 2GB of RAM. If you have less, then I'm afraid those are the only solutions and they aren't very effective.
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16 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Please avoid all these ram optimizers.

All that these so called optimizers do is this- they call a Windows function that forces apps to to write out memory to the pagefile, or they allot and then withdraw a large amount of memory quickly so that Windows is forced to page a lot of stuff. As a result it appears that a lot of memory has been freed up, while what you have actually done is switch to the much slower hard drive pagefile from the very fast ram.

Memory is not a cosmetic item, its meant to be used efficiently and windows does a pretty good job.
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16 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ah, good point.
to sum up then: don't use ram optimizing programs, ready boost would be your best bet but if you have less than 2GB and find it unbearably slow, switch to XP
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16 Apr 2011   #7
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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find it unbearably slow, switch to XP
I don't think that would help. Most people found Windows 7 to be just as fast (or slow) as XP. If you have little RAM, buy some more. RAM really not expensive these days.

And as was already said, keep off all those wonder drugs. They are nothing but trouble.

Go into Resource Monitor > Memory tab and make a snip of the colored bar. Post that here and we will have a look.
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16 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
find it unbearably slow, switch to XP
I don't think that would help. Most people found Windows 7 to be just as fast (or slow) as XP. If you have little RAM, buy some more. RAM really not expensive these days.

And as was already said, keep off all those wonder drugs. They are nothing but trouble.

Go into Resource Monitor > Memory tab and make a snip of the colored bar. Post that here and we will have a look.
well, XP has a 64MB RAM minimum requirement, 7 has 512MB
depends how bloated your system gets though. as yeah, an xp system can get incredibly slow after a while.
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16 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

There is a command to enter which I can not remember. There should be a way to that through control panel -> adminstration but I can't see any.
Any
one knows that command?
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16 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

if you press ctrl-shift-esc you can bring up the task manager. navigate to the performance tab, that'll show your ram usage.
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