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Windows 7: Ram usage

14 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Ram usage

When my pc starts its using about 1.30GB of ram,and then it jumps to about 3.70GB while running the same amount of programs.

I put some Screen shots in

My PC, Compact presario CQ 62
Cpu AMD Phenom II P960 1.8Ghz
Ram 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (8-8-8-20)
Graphics AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 256mb
MotherB Hewlett-Packard 143B (Socket S1G4)

256mb is dedicated
but my video ram is 3.0GB(might be this)

please help
Thank you.

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14 Jul 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

That variation in ram usage is normal. Windows 7 manages the ram all by its self and does a great job. Many things are happening in the background that will make those small adjustments. Are you using Resource Monitor to watch your ram?
I can't get your screenshots to open.
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14 Jul 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

I am using task manager. I'm not worried I have plenty of ram I just wanted to know that it was normal. I don't know why the screen shots wont open for you but it just shows the programs running and the jump in ram usage.
Thank you for the help Layback Bear
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14 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

Welcome to the forum,

Most people aren't comfortable opening an unknown file, if you had saved them as a jpeg or png you could have attached them right in your post.

As they are bmp files they are too large to do that.

This should help in the future,

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14 Jul 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Go to start and type in resmon and then tick on it. Then tick memory and it will show you how Windows 7 is using your ram. I wouldn't mess with it because Windows 7 does a great job managing it all by itself.
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