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Windows 7: Win 7 RAM usage at 46% idle?


29 Oct 2009   #11

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

My RAM usage on Windows 7 runs at about 20% at idle. I have 4 gigs installed, of which only 3.3 is usable because I use 32-bit Windows.

I am using AVG Free 9.0 with Win 7 without any issues.

I seriously doubt Malwarebytes will interfere with MSE or AVG.

Opera is lighter than Firefox, but it is not intuitive. I took a look at it for a couple of hours recently and gave up.

Firefox has just released 3.5.4.

I briefly looked at Windows Live Mail and wasn't amused.

Thunderbird Mail is working well for me on Windows 7 and looks very much like Outlook Express.

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29 Oct 2009   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonesnewton View Post
Hi
u
here is the second shot.

So is 50% average usage?

thanks again.

The short answer is: it is rather high. I just compared with my own numbers, and your's are a lot higher in all cases. Examples: explorer your 91MB vs. my 19MB, sidebar 35 vs 10, taskmanager 11.7 vs 2.5.
Question is what makes them inflate as much. My system has 4GB of RAM and one would think that my numbers would be higher.
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29 Oct 2009   #13

Acer Aspire 5738Z Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonesnewton View Post
Hi
u
here is the second shot.

So is 50% average usage?

thanks again.

The short answer is: it is rather high. I just compared with my own numbers, and your's are a lot higher in all cases. Examples: explorer your 91MB vs. my 19MB, sidebar 35 vs 10, taskmanager 11.7 vs 2.5.
Question is what makes them inflate as much. My system has 4GB of RAM and one would think that my numbers would be higher.
Umm!!!
So why would they be so different, anyone know?
Do I need to change things on here like I listed earlier?
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