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Windows 7: High cpu and memory usage


18 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
High cpu and memory usage

Hi i have a 4GB of ram and my memory usage is 1.90GB without running any programs or games i just start up my laptop and the usage is that much what to do ?



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18 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do Nothing! Simple yes? Good. Stop worrying about memory until you actually have performance issues that can be tracked back to memory usage.
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18 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

The thing is i play GTA IV on my laptop and when i do the laptop heats up so much like its ready to make some eggs on it
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18 Jan 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Get a laptop cooling pad with fans in it or stop playing that game on your laptop. Thats not meant to be a smart alec remark its just that laptops aren't as efficient at keeping cool as a desktop PC is. Also, as the saying goes, unused RAM is wasted RAM. Windows 7 makes better and more efficient use of your memory so don't sweat it until you run out or things slow to a crawl.
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18 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moe89 View Post
The thing is i play GTA IV on my laptop and when i do the laptop heats up so much like its ready to make some eggs on it
That has nothing to do with memory usage! GTA IV is an intensive game, it is always going to make your computer heat up. Nothing you can do concerning Windows is going to stop that.
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18 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

thanks for the info
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18 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I am always a bit surprised that this is still asked on a Windows 7 forum. The reason I say this is...what you see with memory usage is one of the primary reasons people use Windows 7 and get the best performance from it. Windows 7 caches your most frequently used programs, so they start up faster. As someone on another forum once said...if you don't want to use your omputer's memory, remove it and put it on your desk. That memory will be freed up in the event you run something intensive, like a game.

As for the heat, that is why, regardless of what marketing departments tell you, laptops aren't really meant for gaming. Towers are designed to handle hot components and allow for much better overall cooling. If you can get an intensive game to run on a laptop, great, but don't be surprised if the laptop heats up quite a bit.
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19 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I had GTA4 for about a week, it crucifies whatever system you're playing on. It was hastily and sloppily ported to the PC. Even my system strains from trying to play it. I can't imagine playing it on a laptop.

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The thing is i play GTA IV on my laptop and when i do the laptop heats up so much like its ready to make some eggs on it
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21 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

yeah everything has a price i cant stop playing Gta4 kinda addicted to it.
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