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Windows 7: High memory usage?


10 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7 Beta
 
 
High memory usage?

Is 1.36 GB memory used abnormally high for 7? i was scouting through what little system information i could find (never had vista, kinda lost on some things) and i saw that my video card is sharing some system memory. then on the performance tab of the task manager i only see 3038 MB of RAM total, but i've got 4 GB installed.

My system isn't running slow or anything like that i just thought it odd that the memory usage was hovering at a near constant 46% used. The amount that my video card says is shared is like 1263 MB, is that counted towards the total used memory (cached included)? or is that 1263 MB sitting in the page file for later use?

I've got a FX-60, 4 GB of RAM, and a 500 MB 7900 GTX OC, does my video card really need to have another 1.2 GB shared from system memory?

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10 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's pretty normal I suppose. The reason it's only accessing 3.3 gb of memory and not the full 4 is normal for a 32 bit OS. If you had 64 bit it would be like mine shown here.

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10 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

yeah, i forgot to mention that, i'm using the 64 bit version of 7. I can't imagine that shared memory being locked in, but i also can't imagine needing more than 512 MB of video memory. is there a way to disable it, or would leaving it alone be advised?

Slightly off topic, why can't i copy paste the system info from that screen, lol.
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10 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

err, well, if you have 64 bit, then it wouldn't be normal. Should be like mine with 4gb reporting lie 4093MB. I think there was an older thread talking about it, lemme see if I can find it.

If you're talking about posting a screenshot of something, you can use the snipping tool to do it. Here is a tutorial on how to use it.
How to use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
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10 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

ok, looking again, in the Resource Monitor it lists that i've got 1597 MB available to programs, 1584 MB used for cache, 3038 MB total, and 4096 MB installed. so its seeing the full 4 GB, but its not counting it towards the total? that doesn't make any sense.
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10 Feb 2009   #6

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

no not a screenshot, like copy paste text, used to be able to do it from the system properties in windows xp. again, i'm learning, i never used vista.
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10 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Oh, well here is that thread talking about it. You can read it anyways, lol.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d.../1968-ram.html

I don't know about the copy text paste thing you're talking about, I never used it.
The snip tool is really useful though.
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10 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

you've never used copy and paste? i'm talking about ctrl+c for copy and ctrl+v for paste, unless you never copy and pasted from the system properties dialog box, which i can understand. and yes, i like the snippet tool, do you need to post images on something like photobucket to include them in your posts here?
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10 Feb 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I've used copy and paste. I though you were talking about something straight from the sys properties box. Although I rarely ever have used it anyways, the shortcut keys that is. lol

That tutorial will show you how to upload a screenshot, preferably in jpeg format.
Basically when you're replying to a thread with the post reply button, you'd go to the little paperclip icon at the top of the reply box. The paperclip says manage attachments. you browse for it from there, in your pictures or wherever you save it and upload it. Then come back to the paperclip and it will be in the little drop down from the paperclip.

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The paperclip's at the quick reply box too now, I don't think it was before.
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10 Feb 2009   #10

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

ok that makes sense, and i think i figured out what the deal is, my BIOS is only saying that ~3 GB is available for use out of the 4 GB i have installed. i read that other post about remapping memory, but i didn't see the option in my BIOS, so i'm gonna look for a BIOS flash for the firmware on my MB.

and just for clarification, these are the three screens that confused me. the forth is the video card thing i mentioned.


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