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Windows 7: Why is my physical memory running at 95% and how do I lower it

15 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Why is my physical memory running at 95% and how do I lower it

Hi,

I just started realizing that my computer is running at 95% physical memory and I don't know what is causing. I haven't downloaded and thing that should cause this. Now it is lagging sometimes and running really slow. Attached to the word doc. are a couple of screen shots task manager. Please help



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16 Oct 2012   #2

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Hello Scotty and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, I'm on a work computer and it won't let me open your attachment. But Windows 7 has a built in utility called Resource Monitor that can tell you exactly how your RAM is being utilized. Click on the Memory tab to see the specifics.

Resource Monitor

One thing about Windows 7 that takes some getting used to is how it utilizes RAM. The Windows 7 philosophy is very simple: unused RAM is wasted RAM. Even if a computer has 16GB installed, just about all of it will be assigned a specific function. Some might be cached, some might be in standby, etc. But it's gonna get used somehow, someway.

If you still have questions after reviewing the Resource Monitor, don't hesitate to post back. And if you need help deciphering Resource Monitor you can also post a screnshot.

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