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Windows 7: Ram memory problems on Win7 Desktop

20 Nov 2013   #1
Smorton

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Ram memory problems on Win7 Desktop

Greetings,

I keep running into low memory problems (as noted by performance and by task manager). I have:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Solid State Drive
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 2.83 GHz
Ram: 8.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
An example would be that yesterday on my desktop I wanted to move a 7 mb video file into a folder and it took forever and the ram being used was 89%. That was the only application that was running.


This happened after I restored via EaseUS ToDo to an earlier version of my operating system.


Are there any diagnostics I could run to determine what is going on here? Any thing else I should do?


Thanks for any input.


Smorton


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20 Nov 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Smorton,

Did you turn off your page file, or set it's size to low?

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

Hope this may help for now,
Shawn
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20 Nov 2013   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab.
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20 Nov 2013   #4
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

If you want to see if your ram is failing, run a ram test.

Memory Diagnostics Tool

Also 7mb video file? You sure you do not mean GB?
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20 Nov 2013   #5
Smorton

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

Right now it isn't too bad. It does not use all the ram all of the time. It is at 43% with three applications open. I will make a screenshot when it loses the memory.

Thanks
SM
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20 Nov 2013   #6
Smorton

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

I ran a memory diagnostic test and that was fine. However my paging file may be the problem. It is set at 8,190 mb at this time. The recommended is 12285 MB. The minimum is 16 MB.

I think I will try to increase the size to 12285 mb. I wonder if it would be good to move it to a different drive (now on C Drive).

Input appreciated.

Smorton
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20 Nov 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your system specs would be helpful.

By Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs
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20 Nov 2013   #8
Smorton

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

That isn't this:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Solid State Drive
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 2.83 GHz
Ram: 8.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System

SM
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20 Nov 2013   #9
Smorton

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

I ran the memory diagnostics test and that indicated no problems. I then changed the pagefile setting and increased them to a recommended amount. I left the pagefile on the C drive but kind of wish I would have put it on the D drive. The only setting I had problems with was the initial setting. I have 8GB of ram so I changed the initial size to 12285 mb and the maximum size to 12285 mb also.I only have one application running which is the Firefox browser and my physical memory is running at 22% or 1.86 GB at present.

It will be interesting to see if this will help.

If I have set the initial setting on the pagefile incorrectly it would be great if someone would let me know.

Thanks

Smorton
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20 Nov 2013   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Smorton,

Usually setting the page file to be managed by the system should be good.

Firefox is using quite a bit of resources there. How many tabs do you have open, and do you have any toolbars or add-ons installed that may be hogging the resources?

For me Firefox opened with one tab and nothing else running in it uses about 82 MB.
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