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Windows 7: Ram usage always high, how can improve this (win7ultimatex64)

04 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 
Ram usage always high, how can improve this (win7ultimatex64)

Hello everyone, I apologise if this is in the wrong place, my name is aaron to start and i am new here, I have a query, not necessarily an issue but nevertheless i would like to see what i can do about it.

the problem -
back when i originally got the computer obviously the RAM was not at high usage (20-21%) at boot, now it is 30 at boot, which i understand due to ESET, but now after running the PC for a while it will start to steadily rise, and then stay at 54% until i reboot, which happens to be the only solution i can think of!, there has to be something i'm missing and i know for a fact these "RAM cleaning" programs are just one big scam.

The PC specifications are as follows:



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Processor Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6450
Gaming graphics 2815 MB Total available graphics memory
Primary hard disk 331GB Free (453GB Total)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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System
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Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Model G5345uk
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 1397 GB
Disk partition (C) 331 GB Free (453 GB Total)
Disk partition (D) 2 GB Free (13 GB Total)
Media drive (E) CD/DVD
Disk partition (G) 692 GB Free (931 GB Total)

Graphics
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Display adapter type AMD Radeon HD 6450
Total available graphics memory 2815 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1791 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.980.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
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Network Adapter Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Network Adapter TAP-Win32 Adapter V9
Network Adapter 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Network Adapter Hotspot Shield Helper Miniport
Network Adapter Hotspot Shield Helper Miniport
Network Adapter Hotspot Shield Helper Miniport
Network Adapter Hotspot Shield Helper Miniport
Network Adapter Hotspot Shield Helper Miniport
Network Adapter Hotspot Shield Helper Miniport
Network Adapter Anchorfree HSS Adapter
Network Adapter Hotspot Shield Helper Miniport


if you guys could help i would greatly appreciate it, any other specifications or data needed, if you could provide me how to get them, i will be happy to help

Thank you


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04 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Please do NOT ever use cleaning programs. Few exceptions, such as Revo and Ccleaner, but only if you consider yourself an Intermediate to advanced user, and only if you have knowledge of registry item removal.

Please uninstall any such program on your computer now, if you please.

Start Task Manager, select the Processes tab, and take a screenshot of all of it. If you need to, increase the window size to get all processes. Make sure you click Show processes from all users there at the bottom before you get the screen shot. To make it easier, select the Memory column so that it lists the memory items in order of largest to smallest. A how-to on uploading to this forum: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Tell me what antivirus program you are running, along with all other security software. You mentioned Eset.
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04 Aug 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

A very good tutorial by Brink that shows you how to optimize your computer without installing anything: Optimize Windows 7
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05 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

hello again, thanks for the feedback
my security software is ESET and then i only ever run my malwarebytes or spybot if i believe it is needed, they are both set not to run at start up and only ESET smart security 5 boots with the system with real time protection always on.
also i do not have the spybot teatimer system settings protector running in case that helps with your judgement.

here is my running processes, remember at this time the computer was only just booted and has been on for about 20 minutes:
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05 Aug 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Can you remove TuneUpUtilities, and see if that helps?

Regards,
Golden
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05 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

i need tuneup, i use it to stop other programs booting up at startup and disabling them for performance, also for gaming mode at times.
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05 Aug 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

You can use Windows to prevent automatic startups - Windows 7 is very good at managing itself. With all these tune-ups, its like robbing Peter to pay Paul. The days of tune-up utilities ended with XP. Go ahead and run a test anyway - it will help us establish where the issue might lie.

Regards,
Golden
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05 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

run a test? i can uninstall it, but what test would you like me to do?
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05 Aug 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Run your computer as normal and see if your RAM usage is still as high as you saw previously.

You can monitor your RAM usage using this:
Resource Monitor
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05 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

okay mate, cheers ill uninstall it play a few games, for a little see how my RAM copes, thanks for your support ill post results soon!

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how do i disable programs myself...?
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