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Windows 7: Windows don't use all my memory

07 Sep 2012   #1
kastoras

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Windows don't use all my memory

Hello!
I have Windows 7 Professional x64 with 16GB of memory and 16GB more in cache, but when my memory usage reaches 10-11GB, then my applications display popups that I don't have any more memory and windows auto-disable aero. I have gtx 670 graphic card. Here's some screenshots:





Any idea???


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07 Sep 2012   #2
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

I see your cpu is 2% - so there is no big activity. 63% RAM usage in idle is too big , I think. Of course , it depends on how many background processes goes on. I have different machines with 2 , 4 and 8 Gb of RAM and Windows (7 ultimate) uses about 30% in idle. So check your services and see which are using more memory.
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07 Sep 2012   #3
kastoras

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

It's not on idle, it's a normal usage. I think chrome uses most of my memory, I guess it's my fault cause I have many tabs open, but I don't have any problem with it. My problem is that windows don't let me use more memory. I should have a total of 32GB (16phys+16pagefile), so why does my system stop working when I don't even use 11GB of 16?
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07 Sep 2012   #4
wildpig1234

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

why do you even use pagefile with 16 gb ram? when i had 16 gb ram and was not using page files, i never use more than 30% of memory. The key is that all these web browsers just keep eating up memory as you use them so you have to restart them once in a while to clear the ram usage.
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07 Sep 2012   #5
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The latest FF is supposed to clear it for you if that helps at all
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07 Sep 2012   #6
wildpig1234

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

i am still stuck with the dreaded IE 8 in win7 ;(. IE usage goes up to 1 GB and all browsing activity would then get locked up. And then i have to task manager and end all the ie processes that use over 100MB... Is there a fix rel by ms for this problem?
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07 Sep 2012   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildpig1234 View Post
i am still stuck with the dreaded IE 8 in win7
Why?
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07 Sep 2012   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

215 running processes? Might want to close a few things there.

Also up-time of 16 days. A restart now and then might help as well.
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07 Sep 2012   #9
kastoras

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildpig1234 View Post
why do you even use pagefile with 16 gb ram? when i had 16 gb ram and was not using page files, i never use more than 30% of memory.
Because all articles that I've read advise to use a pagefile.
https://www.google.com/search?q=shou...20a%20pagefile

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildpig1234 View Post
The key is that all these web browsers just keep eating up memory as you use them so you have to restart them once in a while to clear the ram usage.
I have more than 100 tabs open. I can't close it and re-open all them just to free 500mb.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildpig1234 View Post
i am still stuck with the dreaded IE 8 in win7 ;(. IE usage goes up to 1 GB and all browsing activity would then get locked up. And then i have to task manager and end all the ie processes that use over 100MB... Is there a fix rel by ms for this problem?
Please make a new thread for your problem.


I think you understand me wrong. I don't care if chrome uses 6GB. I bought 16 GB so that I can run many processes. Yeah, I know I should have bought 32, but it's too late now. My problem is that windows see that I have 16GB but when I use 11GB it thinks that my memory has exhausted and that I don't have any more.
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07 Sep 2012   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Can you show us your memory usage. Windows don't use all my memory-capture.pn-memory-snippet.png


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