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Windows 7: 736mb memory used up with no programs open


29 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
736mb memory used up with no programs open

Any ideas why this would be happening? No windows open and only Avast and "Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver For Mobile" in the tray.






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29 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swr1986 View Post
Any ideas why this would be happening? No windows open and only Avast and "Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver For Mobile" in the tray.

That isn't very bad for 64 bit Windows 7. It uses up more ram than 32 bit. Try decreasing the amount of startup programs by going to start, type in msconfig, and press enter. Then, go to the startup tab and disable everything except the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator and Avast.
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29 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

The graph shows your CPU is being used so something is going on.
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29 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I can't remember what all the CPU peaks were. First ones will be me opening task man I imagine. Maybe the later ones were me closing a couple of programs. It stuck around about 1% and 736MB after that though.

All I had on startup was the Java AutoUpdater, Avast and 3 X "Intel(R) Common User Interface".
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29 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swr1986 View Post
I can't remember what all the CPU peaks were. First ones will be me opening task man I imagine. Maybe the later ones were me closing a couple of programs. It stuck around about 1% and 736MB after that though.

All I had on startup was the Java AutoUpdater, Avast and 3 X "Intel(R) Common User Interface".
Keep the Java AutoUpdater enabled. Unless you tweak graphics card settings, you can disable the Intel(R) Common User Interface which shouldn't hurt anything. If you do need it, you can go back into msconfig and check its checkbox again. Honestly, your ram usage isn't too bad for 64 bit Windows. If you need more ram, you could switch to 32 bit Windows 7 which uses less ram.
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29 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice. Disappointing that this is just how it is, relieving that there isn't anything wrong with the laptop/install.
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30 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

I see nothing wrong with the screen shot posted. So what if its is using 736MBs or RAM. RAM is meant to be used! I've ran Windows 7 on 2GBs (50% memory usage on average) for years without a single issue, and I was heavy on it.
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30 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'm on Windows 7 x64 with 2GB of RAM and here is my working load with Chrome open (33 Processes, 39%, 781MB). Note that I have slimmed down my machine to be very lean and mean. I see nothing out of line regarding your load.



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30 Mar 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are fine. There is nothing wrong. No need to save RAM for a rainy day. The more the system uses, the better it is. My system currently uses 3.4GB and I am not doing a lot.


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31 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I remember all that tweaking of winxp down to like 130 MB at idle then having to wait for anything to open :-)
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