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Windows 7: Too much memory on standby.....


07 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Iltimate x64
 
 
Too much memory on standby.....

I have no idea why this is happening. I leave this computer on for 10 minutes. All non-microsoft services disabled and no programs on startup.


http://50.130.146.169/creeper.png


Its growing again...


Edit: 5 Minutes later...
http://50.130.146.169/creeper2.png
Edit: 30 seconds later........
http://50.130.146.169/creeper3.png
Edit: SORRY had to restart the computer. The images are available again.


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07 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well it don't look all that bad. You could check the top of the display and see what is using the ram. You could also go to msconfig/start up and see if their are some things you could uncheck. How many things are checked and what are they?
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07 Sep 2011   #3
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nothing wrong from the looks of those, standby is nothing but a cache. Don't forget Windows 7 will pre-load as much as possible into free memory to help speed things up (Superfetch), and will release it as needed by running applications. It's only if the memory manager doesn't release it as needed that there is a problem.
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07 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Iltimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well it don't look all that bad. You could check the top of the display and see what is using the ram. You could also go to msconfig/start up and see if their are some things you could uncheck. How many things are checked and what are they?

Just disabled SuperFetch and removed all usergroups that could lock pages in memory. Still hovering over 4g's for standby. . . This normal?

No non-microsoft services are enabled except wampapache, teamviewer, and norton. Even with all of them off it only shrinks a few hundred megs.
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07 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes normal. Windows 7 will use it if needed. It's kind of like standby is waiting at the gate waiting to be needed. When Windows 7 ask for the use of more ram standby jumps right out their and does it's job.
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07 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You have a s*** load of memory. Why in the world on your concerned?
Standby is just that standby waiting for use other then cache.
Aka., consider it free.

So turn SuperFetch back on and leave well enough alone.
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07 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Iltimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You have a s*** load of memory. Why in the world on your concerned?
Standby is just that standby waiting for use other then cache.
Aka., consider it free.

So turn SuperFetch back on and leave well enough alone.
Becuase I have 0 page files available and when that happens things get a lot slower. Not to mention when im testing java apps it can't reserve enough memory because its all on standby.
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07 Sep 2011   #8

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Things should not behave in any slow manner when accessing memory that the OS has placed on the standby list in any way, so that doesn't seem like your problem (standby pages are available to other processes than the one that originally used the page if necessary, so there's basically no observable overhead in accessing a standby page). Also, Java itself doesn't reserve memory, it reserves virtual address space (and the memory manager then reserves actual RAM or paging file space, depending on what's available). Also, reserving memory doesn't actually do anything but let the memory manager know that the memory *might* be needed - you only take an allocation hit on commit. It sounds perhaps like you're looking in the wrong place to troubleshoot your problem...
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07 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

cluberti I think you got it. Looking in the wrong places.
To the OP. What problem are you trying to solve. What are you trying to get your computer to do that it isn't doing. Believe me Windows 7 will handle your ram without a problem, just let it do it's thing. We will help you but I don't think we understand your problem or what you are trying to fix. As of now I don't think it's broke.
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07 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Do you have your PageFile Disabled?
If so you should re-enable it. There is nothing to be gained by disabling it, and may in fact cause issues.
On occasion some applications can cause problems if there is n PF one found.



With 8GB of RAM, it should ideally look something like this:
Name:  1.JPG
Views: 201
Size:  28.1 KB

Notice the Free Space is 0?
This means Windows is actually using all the RAM to its full potential.

As already mentioned, Standby should not cause any issues.

Its basically just DATA you have used, or Windows think you will use. When you launch a program thats been cached to Standby mode, it instantly gets turned into "In Use".
This means it doesn't need to access the HD for the info, making it faster and more responsive.

On the other hand, if you start a program that needs more memory, it can instantly dump the oldest items out of standby to make room.

It's much more efficient letting Windows manage it. I mean, why have that much memory if you do not want it to be used?


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