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Windows 7: High Ram Usage

11 Jul 2011   #1
lypire

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
High Ram Usage

Hi, I would like to check whether my computer is experiencing any problems as the ram usage seems to be quite high and the CPU usage is considerably low. When I start up my computer, the usage is around 30-40%, and can go up to 80% with just some programs switch on. I just recently changed to a new graphics card as the old one spoiled and my computer did not seem to be any better. In fact when playing the same game, the game became comparably more laggy than before. Any ideas how to diagnose and fix this issue?


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11 Jul 2011   #2
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Hello Lypire,

Firstly Could you post Screenshots of the Task managers Running Processes and Performance Pages Please? (Or Resource Manager If you Know how to get there)

Second You could Try a Program Called Memtest86, http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic...ing-memtest86/ (Provided by Richc46)



AS to your gaming, Can your Computer Handle the games? Cpu Speed and Correct Amount Of Ram? A good way to Find out is to Use http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/, It does have some Bugs But it is a Good starting Point.

Have you updated all the Drivers For The Video Card you are using? Ati/Nvidia?

Let Us Know
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11 Jul 2011   #3
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Also keep in mind that if you have Super Fetch enabled, then Windows is constantly loading your frequently used programs into RAM so that when you launch them it is "faster" than it would normally be if Super Fetch were not running.
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11 Jul 2011   #4
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devux View Post
Also keep in mind that if you have Super Fetch enabled, then Windows is constantly loading your frequently used programs into RAM so that when you launch them it is "faster" than it would normally be if Super Fetch were not running.
I thought Super Fetch Was Diasbled By Default?
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11 Jul 2011   #5
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello,first and mainly is to update you system specs. http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post256049

Second,check your startup list. Startup Programs - Change Uncheck what you don't need.
And third its normally for Windows 7 to use higher ram memory than Windows XP.

@Windows Sniper
Here is tutorial for that.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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11 Jul 2011   #6
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Sniper View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devux View Post
Also keep in mind that if you have Super Fetch enabled, then Windows is constantly loading your frequently used programs into RAM so that when you launch them it is "faster" than it would normally be if Super Fetch were not running.
I thought Super Fetch Was Diasbled By Default?
No, Super Fetch is enabled by default across every version of Windows 7.
Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations | Black Viper's Website | www.blackviper.com
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11 Jul 2011   #7
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devux View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Sniper View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devux View Post
Also keep in mind that if you have Super Fetch enabled, then Windows is constantly loading your frequently used programs into RAM so that when you launch them it is "faster" than it would normally be if Super Fetch were not running.
I thought Super Fetch Was Diasbled By Default?
No, Super Fetch is enabled by default across every version of Windows 7.
Black Viperís Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations | Black Viper's Website | www.blackviper.com

Ahh Thanks, I never Really noticed a difference with it And mine is Disabled? Must have Tweaked it last year Good Call tho.
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12 Jul 2011   #8
lypire

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here are the screen shots. My driver should be updated, since I installed it using the driver downloaded from the website itself. All the games should be able to work on my computer, since the tests turned out fine. I also unchecked everything that I do not need on start up, but isn't 30-40% ram usage on startup too high? I checked with my friends and theirs are running at 20% and below


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12 Jul 2011   #9
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Well yes. 40 % at startup is high a bit. Mine system is starting up with 25-30% with 2GB Ram.
Also I can see a lot of proesses.Try this. Start->Run->msconfig.
There is Services tab click Hide All Microsoft Services,and then click Disable All.
From General tab uncheck Load Startup Items.
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After that click Apply and Ok. And reboot the pc to see the ram usage.


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13 Jul 2011   #10
lypire

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tried as you advised me to, but the ram usage is still varying between 30% to 40%
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