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Windows 7: Win 7 x64 boots with 1500MB RAM filled

23 Aug 2011   #1
Mahesha999

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Win 7 x64 boots with 1500MB RAM filled

Hi there I have bought the Dell XPS 15 laptop. It has Win 7 x64 OS, i7 & 4GB RAM

Earlier, it use to boot slowly in 2 minutes, with loading almost 1700MB in memory. I now stopped manny startup processes & services, but still the boot up loads 1200MB of RAM.

I also have desktop with Win 7 x32 OS, Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM
It boots prety quickly with loading only about 600-700 MB in RAM.

So whats wrong with my laptop? What processes are still eating up the memory. Can I reduce this 1200 MB to below 800-900MB


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23 Aug 2011   #2
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Dude, Windows 7 is NOT Windows XP, it manages memory in a very different and efficient way, 1.5 out of 4Gb is perfectly fine, dont disable services because in the end, it brings more issues than solutions.
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23 Aug 2011   #3
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

This is perfectly normal for 64-bit systems, mine boots with 1.5GB-1.9GB
No need to worry about it
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24 Aug 2011   #4
Mahesha999

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks guys. I feel it is more because of the fact that my laptop runs 64 bit OS , since my desktop's 32 bit Win 7 boots quickly.

However, I still keep on searching.

Less memory consumption & less number of processes running in background is also important for longer battary backup.

Also I feel 1GB+ is seriously unreasonable. Things should more lightweight.

Remember, Win 7 minimium requirement is 1GB RAM. So if it boots up with 1GB+, it somewhat ununderstandable.
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24 Aug 2011   #5
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Think of it as managing a resource like money, for instance. A rich man with plenty of money might allot more to investments since he has plenty to live on but a poor man may not be able to allot his money the same way. A Win 7 computer with lots of memory will manage it differently than a Win 7 computer with limited memory.
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24 Aug 2011   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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24 Aug 2011   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mahesha999 View Post
Thanks guys. I feel it is more because of the fact that my laptop runs 64 bit OS , since my desktop's 32 bit Win 7 boots quickly.

However, I still keep on searching.

Less memory consumption & less number of processes running in background is also important for longer battary backup.

Also I feel 1GB+ is seriously unreasonable. Things should more lightweight.

Remember, Win 7 minimium requirement is 1GB RAM. So if it boots up with 1GB+, it somewhat ununderstandable.

Forcing Win7 to use less memory will just make it slower.
And, it may possibly cause your battery to go down faster.


Think about it ..

If you force it to use only whats absolutly just to run, everytime you launch a program or open your web browser it needs to access the HD more often, and load all of that DATA.
This takes more energy.

If you leave it alone, Win7 will keep in memory what you use the most. So that when you launch that particular app, it needs to access the HD less.
So it will not only use a little less energy, but be faster as well.

Win7 manages memory much differently than XP, and is much better at it. It actually uses it, which is why its there.

Perhaps Im wrong, but it seems reasonable.



But as others have said, approx 1.5GB RAM use at idle is perfectly normal.
Whay have all that RAM if you do not want it used?
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24 Aug 2011   #8
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

The more memory it has available, the more it will take and it will be more generous to applications. Also, it will, for all practical purposes, stop using the pagefile (it will use some puny amount like 100 MB).

I haven't seen any single article saying why that is so, but it simply is so. After all, you bought the RAM for a purpose, right?

I think that there is a some exact amount Win 7 needs and will load - it is just distributed differently between the pagefile and the physical memory.

Buying RAM = exterminating page faults!
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24 Aug 2011   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mahesha999 View Post

Less memory consumption & less number of processes running in background is also important for longer battary backup.
No it won't. Unused/free memory uses the same amount of power as used memory. You want lower power use from the memory the only way that is going to happen is to remove a stick.
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24 Aug 2011   #10
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I think we're all missing the OPs actual problem here, though - he or she appears to be complaining that this machine running 7 x64 doesn't boot as fast as it does when running 7 x86, so it might be interesting to go there and see what comes of it .

@Mahesha999,
At the risk of sounding like I'm asking you if the computer is plugged in or not, and please understand I do not want to come off in any way sounding as if I am insulting your intelligence, but can you define what is slow about the Windows 7 x64 installation, and what you're comparing it to specifically? Any and all details about the "how" or "why" this machine is slow, and what your comparison is (did this machine work in a faster way previously, etc) are very helpful!
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