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Windows 7: optimising ram usage

26 Sep 2014   #1
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 
optimising ram usage

since l removed the 8gb that seemed to be causing issues my ram usage seems to be higher than l expected. l have disabled a few services. but considering before my rebuild l was using under 30% l get closer to 50% and thats with just a few tabs on firefox open.

l was just wondering if anyone had any good recommendations for optimising ram usage, especially with firefox, in addition a good gmail notifier as well because l had to downgrade due to the gmail manager not working on the newer versions that supports multiple gmail accounts..


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26 Sep 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Timeless just what was the problem with the 8GB??
Anyway I think it is worth running these even if just to eliminate any problems there

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f and /r options in Option2 if necessary
Personally and it is just me I tried Gmail once and it and I didn't like it at all.
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26 Sep 2014   #3
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

have already run both of those previously to fix any issues. the sfc did pick up issues but didnt on the second run. nothing was picked up on scan disk, as for the 8gb ram l took out, basically l had two sets of matched pairs.. the one l purchased when l purchased everything for the system rebuild and the memory from my previous build (8gb) which admittedly was a few years old, l was getting BSODs with the other set in, (touch wood) l havent received one since removing it.
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26 Sep 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Timeless try this Optimize Windows for better performance - Windows Help I cannot try it myself as I am running 8.1 (in 7 style) and the search is different to what is in the 7 Control Panel as mentioned.

PS Try this too http://smallbusiness.chron.com/test-...s-7-79976.html
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26 Sep 2014   #5
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

l dont know what l did, but l stopped a few unnecessary services earlier, also uninstalled MS keyboard and mouse centre as l replaced my keyboard earlier (kinda taking getting used to that change), but while firefox is still using more memory than ld expected, l must admit l didnt tend to take notice of it until l noticed over 50% ram usage however things seem to be better now. havent gone over 32% usage yet. however l had looked into the above links when googling.
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26 Sep 2014   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab.

Generally Windows does a very good job of optimizing memory usage on it's own without user intervention. Of course if there is a problem that is a different matter. But currently there is no evidence of that.
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26 Sep 2014   #7
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

its not as bad as it was. tho my main annoyance now is while my new wireless adapter seems to be working without fluctuations l cant get the speed higher than 65mbps :/ my router/adapter should be able to go up to 150mbps at least.


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26 Sep 2014   #8
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Nothing unusual in the screenshot. With 8 GB RAM disabling services will gain you very little and caries with it considerable risk.
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26 Sep 2014   #9
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

very true but everything l disabled l didnt use.
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26 Sep 2014   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

In that tutorial I linked go through them and in msconfig I just run my Microsoft keyboard and the security everything else I unticked the rest are good tips too

Points 9, 10, 11 and 22 are top tips
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