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Windows 7: high ram usage?

22 Sep 2009   #1
saketh321

windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 
high ram usage?

whenever i try to see the ram usage of my computer it tells me around 40% or so right away at startup with 2gb of ram. I checked out the processes and see that svchost.exe is taking up about 94000 kb of ram. When i track that to a service i see it is the Windows driver foundation service.

Is this high ram usage because of a driver or does x64 take up quite a bit more of ram than x86?


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22 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saketh321 View Post
whenever i try to see the ram usage of my computer it tells me around 40% or so right away at startup with 2gb of ram. I checked out the processes and see that svchost.exe is taking up about 94000 kb of ram. When i track that to a service i see it is the Windows driver foundation service.

Is this high ram usage because of a driver or does x64 take up quite a bit more of ram than x86?
64bit does need more ram. Minimum is 2gigs. svchost using 94Mb isnt unusual.

Ken
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22 Sep 2009   #3
Antman

 

Stable responsive system with 4GB.

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22 Sep 2009   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I keep Windows Driver Foundation disabled because I had some other problem with it. Never had a problem without it.
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22 Sep 2009   #5
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Stable responsive system with 4GB.
Holy guacamole Antman!

I get Win7 x64 to run in less than 300MB. Barebones of course. Just enough stuff for gaming and browsing the net.

If you ever heard of blackviper than you know what I'm talking about. Except that my config is even more barebones than his.
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22 Sep 2009   #6
Antman

 

I do not adjust anything. My system is highly repsonsive and mostly issue free. Any anomolies have been introduced while attempting to recreate problems posted on the forum.

No USB power issues. No large file copy problems drive to drive, net loc to net loc, or via HTTP or FTP. No RDP issues. No disappearring volumes. No sluggish menus.

No vanishing GUI elements. All monitors come online on demand. No sleep issues. No hibernation issues.

Ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

My point - leave it alone. It works fine.
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22 Sep 2009   #7
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I do not adjust anything. My system is highly repsonsive and mostly issue free. Any anomolies have been introduced while attempting to recreate problems posted on the forum.

No USB power issues. No large file copy problems drive to drive, net loc to net loc, or via HTTP or FTP. No RDP issues. No disappearring volumes. No sluggish menus.

No vanishing GUI elements. All monitors come online on demand. No sleep issues. No hibernation issues.

Ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

My point - leave it alone. It works fine.
That's how mine runs, too. With 1 gig...

And, I boot XP from SD or USB anything.

What should I do to fix it ?
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22 Sep 2009   #8
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I do not adjust anything. My system is highly repsonsive and mostly issue free. Any anomolies have been introduced while attempting to recreate problems posted on the forum.

No USB power issues. No large file copy problems drive to drive, net loc to net loc, or via HTTP or FTP. No RDP issues. No disappearring volumes. No sluggish menus.

No vanishing GUI elements. All monitors come online on demand. No sleep issues. No hibernation issues.

Ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

My point - leave it alone. It works fine.
That's how mine runs, too. With 1 gig...

And, I boot XP from SD or USB anything.

What should I do to fix it ?
Spurn the combined wisdom of thousands of the cleverest people in the industry - the ones who wrote Windows and determined its default settings - and instead seek the guidance of one pimply-faced teenager who calls himself "Black Viper" as to what system components should be allowed to run and when
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22 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

Acidic, acerbic - same thing?

Spot on.
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22 Sep 2009   #10
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Acidic, acerbic - same thing?

Spot on.
I'm not at my fluffiest today. Perhaps it's because the sky looked like this all morning: Sydney Blanketed By Red Dust
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