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: Win 7 RAM usage at 46% idle?


29 Oct 2009   #1

Acer Aspire 5738Z Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Win 7 RAM usage at 46% idle?

Hi
My Win 7 Acer RAM (3GB) is running at 46% idle? This seems to be alot?
Though it does not increase that much with windows open, even when I open WMP and play music it only goes up to 49-50%.
I use the gadget on screen and double check it with task manager, they are the same.
This is more than the previous Vista Basic machine, which I returned, it ran at 40%?
Is there a way to adjust or sort this?

Oh, this morning it went up 99% and I could not switch it off, I had to hold the button to switch off?

Any help.
Thanks.
Neil

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Oct 2009   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Open Task Manager > Processes tab > click on "Memory". There you will see which processes eat your RAM - ordered by size. Maybe you have too many startup programs. Have a look in msconfig and disable those that you do not need (which are probably all). On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with the system using all the RAM. I assume it's all paid for - LOL.
But when you have excessive usage (like the 99%), you can also kill the culprit process in task manager. No need to shut off the whole system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #3

Acer Aspire 5738Z Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

OK thanks, but not sure what should or should n ot be running?
As for the 99% I could not even open task manager!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


29 Oct 2009   #4

Acer Aspire 5738Z Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi here is a screen print??


Attached Thumbnails
Win 7 RAM usage at 46% idle?-capture.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. when you have 99% usage, it will take a long time for the task manager to open. You'll have to be patient.
2. your screenshot looks generally ok (although there are some processes you can probably live without - check the startups) , but it does not show all the processes (you'll have to enlarge the window a little - pull it down). And click on (working set(memory)). Then it will show the big RAM eaters on top.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #6

Acer Aspire 5738Z Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi
u
here is the second shot.

So is 50% average usage?

thanks again.


Attached Thumbnails
Win 7 RAM usage at 46% idle?-capture2.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

AVG...I bet it is AVG. Tho I could be wrong, however, a lt of people are having problems with AVG and this sort of thing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #8

Acer Aspire 5738Z Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi logicearth,

So you think its AVG?
But it does not show it is using much, but hey what do I know
Could you recommend something else? And is it free?

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Mileage will vary, but I use Microsoft Security Essentials.
Amazingly Tiny, without the annoyingness, and free.
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

I don't normally run an antivirus solution, but MSE was like made for me...*shrugs*
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #10

Acer Aspire 5738Z Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

So,, should I change AVG for MSE? Will this cover all virus protection?
I have Malwarebytes installed, can I keep this with MSE?

Also I have the Firefox browser, it seems to be using loads of resources, so is there something lighter out there?
I am looking for a mail client as Win 7 does not have Windows Mail (Vista), only Windows LIVE Mail, I am used to Outlook Express, simple for me to use and I could save mails for multiple sendings, ie CV-job applications. Outlook does not allow for saving a mail for multiple sendings, only once.

I only had the Vista machine for a short time, returned it as it did not work correctly, now I have Win 7 I need to learn what magic it has.

Thanks..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Win 7 RAM usage at 46% idle?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Win 7 RAM usage at 46% idle?
Thread Forum
CPU Usage 100%, even when idle Performance & Maintenance
Solved CPU Usage High at idle...Please Help.. Performance & Maintenance
CPU usage in idle Performance & Maintenance
60% Ram usage on idle. Performance & Maintenance
Idle System RAM/CPU Usage Hardware & Devices
CPU Idle usage Performance & Maintenance
What should be the ram usage at idle status Performance & Maintenance

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 12:44 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33