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Windows 7: Available Ram varies widely

07 Nov 2011   #1
win123

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Available Ram varies widely

Hi

Windows 7
16 gb ram
Dual Xeon

I noticed that under the same conditions:
Fresh rstart
No programs running

The available Ram displayed in Task manager varies widely from approximately 13,750 to 10,750.

Why is there such a wide variation in available Ram. Is there a way to reclaim ram when it is getting low.

Ram is important when I am recording digital audio with large sample libraries.

Thanks for any help with this.


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07 Nov 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd guess it varies because at any given moment Windows is doing different things on its own, regardless of what applications you have personally started. You could take a look at processes to try to get a better idea.

Windows is pretty sharp at memory management and will likely make it available to other applications as necessary.
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07 Nov 2011   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do yourself a favor. Close Task Manger. Do not open it until you have a problem. You have way to much RAM to babysit it. When an application needs a lot of RAM, Windows will give it all the RAM it needs. You do NOT need to concern yourself with it. It is smart enough to handle it all without you.
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07 Nov 2011   #4
win123

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Do yourself a favor. Close Task Manger. Do not open it until you have a problem. You have way to much RAM to babysit it. When an application needs a lot of RAM, Windows will give it all the RAM it needs. You do NOT need to concern yourself with it. It is smart enough to handle it all without you.
Sounds like good advice.

Thank you
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