Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

28 Mar 2014   #21
Kerrigan

64bit Win7 Home
 
 

What I get from Sysinfo is:

A ET1331 eMachine, AMD Athlon II X2 255 Processor with 8 GB of RAM memory, a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 graphic driver, 2287 MB graphics memory available, a 917GB primary hard disk with 786GB free. Win 7 Home Pro, on a 64-bit 2 processor core. It's overall rating is 3.2, with the graphics and gaming graphic memory ratings dragging down the overall rating.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Mar 2014   #22
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

That's a very modest CPU that scores 1839 on a Passmark benchmark.

It's a sub $100 CPU that was introduced in 2010 and was a lower to mid level item at that time.

By today's standards it is quite weak and I'd say you just need to lower expectations and not throw more money at it.

By comparison, an old Intel quad core E 6600 scores 2977 on the same benchmark. Upper level CPUs from the last 3 or 4 years score 8,000 and up.

Unless you have noticed that performance has declined noticeably in the recent past when performing the same tasks you've always done, I wouldn't expect there's much you can do to improve performance if you stay with that hardware.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2014   #23
Kerrigan

64bit Win7 Home
 
 

Thank you!

That is the problem. It used to be very fast, and now it's very slow. The more graphics like side-bar ads, the slower it goes ...

Games halt and jerk now. It's like some software doesn't have enough memory, or is being interrupted by some tracking software, etc.

And I get that message a lot that memory is being maxed out by something ...

System shows 62 processes running with one session of Firefox up ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That's a very modest CPU that scores 1839 on a Passmark benchmark.

It's a sub $100 CPU that was introduced in 2010 and was a lower to mid level item at that time.

By today's standards it is quite weak and I'd say you just need to lower expectations and not throw more money at it.

By comparison, an old Intel quad core E 6600 scores 2977 on the same benchmark. Upper level CPUs from the last 3 or 4 years score 8,000 and up.

Unless you have noticed that performance has declined noticeably in the recent past when performing the same tasks you've always done, I wouldn't expect there's much you can do to improve performance if you stay with that hardware.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Mar 2014   #24
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Look at the processes tab of Task Manager and sort processes with the CPU tab. Which processes are using the most CPU? I have nothing using more than 3% of CPU as I type this.

What is shown as checked in the startup tab when you run msconfig? I have 7 items checked.

In the services tab of msconfig: check "hide all Microsoft services" and then tell us how many services are then shown as running. I have 7.

What apps have you used recently to scan for viruses or malware?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2014   #25
Kerrigan

64bit Win7 Home
 
 

Firefox is the most, taking 4% as I type this reply. Five processes check in Startup ... 17 services running with "hide all Microsoft services" checked. The anti-virus is Norton, and I scan with Spy-bot as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2014   #26
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Is responsiveness any better with those 17 non-Microsoft services stopped?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Need help getting WIN 7 to use more memory




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
chkdsk high memory usage / memory leak
Has anyone else noticed that chkdsk uses all available physical memory (if you let it run long enough)? I find that if I run chkdsk and watch the memory usage in task manager it jumps by about 50MB every 2 seconds or so until it either finishes or hits around 3.2GB at which point my physical...
Performance & Maintenance
4Gb memory (2.75 Gb usable) memory remapping in bios causes BSOD
I recently did a new install of Windows 7 64 bit. I noticed windows showed 4Gb of ram (2.75Gb usable). I read tons of articles after googling this and tried several options to free up some more ram. I have 2 options in bios to change memory remapping over 4GB. S/W and H/W. When I enable S/W...
BSOD Help and Support
General Win7 memory leak and Unknown memory usage?
So I've had this problem for a few months with my thinkpad x220, win7 home premium 64 bit. I used ccleaner, run memtest86 multiple times, chkdsk multiple times, sfc scan multiple times, none that helped. Sfc always detects errors but always cannot fix some of them. I have mse, avast, and...
Performance & Maintenance
Troubleshooting Excessive Memory Use (Memory Leak?) after playing vid.
HI; I am having a problem with my memory getting tied up / used up and not being able to access it again until I reboot. Machine: Dell xps studio 8100 OS: Win 7, Processor: i7 2.8 RAM: 16GB (max it will take) Video: ATI Radeon 5700 (running 3 monitors) Versions: As far as I know I am...
Performance & Maintenance
LOW Computer Memory- ONLY 90MB or less Free Memory? Soo Slow?
Hello, i have a Windows 7 64bit OS and i am running a Laptop. Ever since i had this virus (Win32 malware gen) which kept coming up with a notifications of the virus on avast every 2-5 minutes my computer was running slow and when i deleted the virus, by dragging it in to the recycle bin and...
Performance & Maintenance
'Racetrack' Magnetic Memory could make memory 100,000 times faster
Source ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2010)
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:43.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App