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Windows 7: Need help getting WIN 7 to use more memory

27 Mar 2014   #11
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you start Task Manager, do you see a large button for "Resource Monitor" in the lower right?


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27 Mar 2014   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you start Task Manager, do you see a large button for "Resource Monitor" in the lower right?
It has to be on the performance tab. Then click Resource Monitor, then click the memory tab near the top.
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27 Mar 2014   #13
Kerrigan

64bit Win7 Home
 
 

Is this showing correct?


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27 Mar 2014   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kerrigan,

Yes, that would be correct for the amount of RAM you have installed.

Installed = 8192 MB = That's correct.

(Your image)
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27 Mar 2014   #15
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The screenshot by Layback Bear is not of Task Manager but of Resource Monitor, accessible from the button of that name on Task Manager. But exactly what is it you are concerned about? The original post was somewhat vague and is being variously interpreted. The screenshot above is very good and is close to ideal, except for there being more free memory than I would like. But with 8 GB memory there is little can be done about that.
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27 Mar 2014   #16
Kerrigan

64bit Win7 Home
 
 

I added the additional 4gb hoping it would speed up response; my PC response is very VERY slow. Running FireFox that surprised me; I though with the additional memory it would help. I get the message the CPU is maxed out often when I have two sessions open ...

It seems like it's telling me I need to allocate more memory to the process ... but there doesn't seem to be any way to accomplish that task.

Maybe I need to purchase one of those "clean up your computer" pieces of software ... do they really work for this type of response problem: "out of resources" ...?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
The screenshot by Layback Bear is not of Task Manager but of Resource Monitor, accessible from the button of that name on Task Manager. But exactly what is it you are concerned about? The original post was somewhat vague and is being variously interpreted. The screenshot above is very good and is close to ideal, except for there being more free memory than I would like. But with 8 GB memory there is little can be done about that.
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27 Mar 2014   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
Maybe I need to purchase one of those "clean up your computer" pieces of software ... do they really work for this type of response problem: "out of resources" ...?
Don't bother with those types of software.

You have something else going on that is causing slow response.

I'd check stuff such as number and type of processes running, what non-Microsoft services are running, what is automatically loaded on startup, etc.

You have over 6 GB of unused memory, so that isn't the issue.
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27 Mar 2014   #18
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
It seems like it's telling me I need to allocate more memory to the process ... but there doesn't seem to be any way to accomplish that task.
The screenshot seems to indicate that memory is not an issue. It is the memory manager that assigns memory where it will be the most beneficial and there is no provision for the user to override this. In this situation it seem clear that throwing more memory at the processes involved would make no perceptible improvement in performance. The reason being that memory is not a problem. All of the signs that would indicate a memory problem are absent.

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Maybe I need to purchase one of those "clean up your computer" pieces of software ... do they really work for this type of response problem: "out of resources" ...?
That is unlikely to solve anything and is more likely to cause further problems.
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27 Mar 2014   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I may make another suggestion that might help us help Kerrigan.

Filling your system specs would be very helpful.
Two tutorials that will help you.

By Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs


By Kari:
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs
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27 Mar 2014   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It would be nice if you told us what cpu you have.
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