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Windows 7: Ram Confusion

11 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 8.1
 
 
Ram Confusion

Hey all,

Im a bit confused now, before i started using my PC alot (I started a couple weeks ago, Mainly used College Pc's) I had My Ram Usage up to 1.9 > = 2.5 Gb... (This is From Resource Manager and Task Manager)

I thought this was all down to Shared memory and all that Jazz and left it,

Now however i checked it today to help some other people out with there problems and my RAM is currently sitting on 892 MB...

Thats more then a 60% Drop from What i was Getting Before......

Anyone Have A Reason it would Have done this?

Oh and im Not complaining Either i just think its Odd that it has suddenly dropped...

Have there been any 7 Updates that Address Ram Usage?

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11 Jul 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well the bios (motherboard) determines what memory is detected and used
How about this
in the start menu search box type
dxdiag
and hit enter

On the first tab. What does it say your total memory is there.
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11 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 8.1
 
 

Oh and i Have iTunes and Steam As my Main Background Utilities as well as my wireless Mouse and Keyboard Software.
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11 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 8.1
 
 

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System Information
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Time of this report: 7/11/2011, 19:17:53
Machine name: TOMS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: G31T-M9
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E3200 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 2077MB used, 8157MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode


This is the 64 Bit Version

Oh i may not have been Clear But my RAM USage has dropped from 2.5 Gb to 892 MB
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11 Jul 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah I figured that out when I started to think about it.
It's likely the page file has increased in size if the system is suddenly using less ram.
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11 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Yeah I figured that out when I started to think about it.
It's likely the page file has increased in size if the system is suddenly using less ram.
Right... I haven't Honestly Changed Any settings, This is weird...

Score one for My Pc Thinking on its own
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11 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 8.1
 
 

Aha I just Found an Old File I Saved When i First Finished Tweaking and Setting this Up..

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System Information
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Time of this report: 7/8/2010, 17:35:39
Machine name: TOMS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: G31T-M9
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E3200 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 2087MB used, 6100MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode


In a Year My Page File Has Increased 5 Mb by itself? and i know have access to 2Gb more Pagefile Ram?
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11 Jul 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you've allowed windows to stay in control of it, it can automatically adjust your pagefile size.
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11 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 8.1
 
 

Hmm how would i check that? Oh and i cannot access My Computer Properties EIther for Some reason?
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11 Jul 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Will the system window pop up if you hit winkey + pause break?
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