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Windows 7: Less RAM Usage


13 Sep 2009   #1

 
Less RAM Usage

I'm using Windows 7 (x86) with P4 3.2 GHz and 512 RAM and i know it's recomended to be 1 GB of RAM but it works well on 512 too . I want to ask if it's possible to reduse the RAM Usage in some way because now it's 80-90% ?

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13 Sep 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psydex View Post
I'm using Windows 7 (x86) with P4 3.2 GHz and 512 RAM and i know it's recomended to be 1 GB of RAM but it works well on 512 too . I want to ask if it's possible to reduse the RAM Usage in some way because now it's 80-90% ?

Hi psydex.......

just buy another 512mb stick of RAM for your machine, or better still buy 1gb, its cheap as chips now..

alternatively you could look to disable the unused services on Windows 7, via the ''BLACK VIPER'' guide.
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13 Sep 2009   #3

 

Recently i planned to buy 2 GB of RAM but i decided to delay it
Thanx anyway , i'll check Black Viper's Guide
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13 Sep 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psydex View Post
I'm using Windows 7 (x86) with P4 3.2 GHz and 512 RAM and i know it's recomended to be 1 GB of RAM but it works well on 512 too . I want to ask if it's possible to reduse the RAM Usage in some way because now it's 80-90% ?

Sure its possible. stop indexing as much as you can. turn off WMP sharing service. Go vipers site and kill unneeded services.

But really 512?

Ken
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13 Sep 2009   #5
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I guess it is possible to run in 512MBs. Mine uses less than 400MBs, but I have not really installed a lot of programs yet.
Note: the snip was taken shortly after booting the system. That explains the high CPU usage history.


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14 Sep 2009   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psydex View Post
I'm using Windows 7 (x86) with P4 3.2 GHz and 512 RAM and i know it's recomended to be 1 GB of RAM but it works well on 512 too . I want to ask if it's possible to reduse the RAM Usage in some way because now it's 80-90% ?
But really 512?
Yes!
What about disableing WMP sharing ...?
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15 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Reminds me of my first XP computer.

Windows Media Player shares a bunch of material with connected devices and such. If you don't use WMP, then you can turn those services off.
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16 Sep 2009   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
If you don't use WMP, then you can turn those services off.
And how can i do that?
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16 Sep 2009   #9

 

Right Click Computer
Manage
Services

Double Click target service
Disable

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17 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would avoid BlackViper's website like the plague. There's a reason he's known around the web as QuackViper. Hell, I've seen boards ban users for recommending his website. It's been shown throughout the last several versions of windows that disabling unused services does very little to reduce memory footprint, if anything at all.

Use CCleaner or whatever other program you prefer to watch your unneccessary start up applications. Aside from that, leave the OS alone, and look into adding some memory. On a system like that, the memory upgrade will be your best bang for the buck upgrade.
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