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Windows 7: RAM Usage

01 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 home premium sp1 x86
RAM Usage

just curious, i use the cpu and ram monitor gadget and while my cpu usage jumps around as i expect it to depending on what im doin the ram meter is always between 40 and 50 percent. got any ideas as to why this occurs? I have 3gb of ram and wouldnt mind using all of it.

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01 Nov 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2

Well I don't think Windows is going to use all 3GB until you start loading up lots of applications, or a game, or something like that.

Load as many apps as you can and then show us a screenshot when your RAM appears full
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01 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7 home premium sp1 x86

I have attached 2 screenshots. one with no apps running and one with many apps open. as you can see i could not use all of my ram even with the various apps open

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RAM Usage-capture.png   RAM Usage-capture1.png  
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01 Nov 2009   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

If it bothers you that you aren't using all of your RAM, you could remove a stick of it and then maybe all of the remaining RAM would be used.
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01 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit


Check "Process" of task manager to find out which process (xxxx.exe) is using memory.
Then search internet what is that process (xxxx.exe).

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01 Nov 2009   #6

XP, Seven, 2008R2

Yeah, I think I'm going to file this under "Not an issue".
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02 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Ubuntu 9.10 x64

Wanna use lots of RAM? Get a 3d modeling program and make a crazy high poly scene, a fluid simulation, or a 1,000,000 particle effect. That'll use up your RAM . Also, have Crysis open at the same time . Also, if you have all of your RAM used, it makes your computer feel really laggy. When I'm baking a fluid simulation at high resolution, my computer isn't usable, and that's no fun. Just be happy that your comp doesn't use all that RAM.
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02 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

I recommend editing a 4 terabyte video. Or better yet, take over the digital animation process at Pixar. That'll eat up all of your memory.
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02 Nov 2009   #9

windows 7 home premium sp1 x86

ok i get it its a non issue. i just thought that i could make my computer run faster if i could use a higher percentage of my ram for the everyday things i use it for
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02 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Everyone's Windows 7 uses approx. 80-90% of available physical memory, provided that everyone didn't tweak their Superfetch service off.

You can see that in Resource Monitor, the Memory tab. There's a nice graph there.
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