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Windows 7: Eating up more ram than vista


02 Dec 2009   #1

win7/vista both x64
 
 
Eating up more ram than vista

Ok i installed Windows 7 but i did a reformat of vista and removed the trash and bloatware that came with my computer. Before i did this my vista would run at 1.4 to 1.7 gigs of ram. I did what i said and upgraded to Windows 7 and noticed that i was running at 740mb or ram and i was very happy. But after being on for a couple of minutes my ram usage went from 740mb to 2.2 gigs. I looked at what was eating it up and i have 2 svhost that are eating massive amounts. But not everytime i boot only about 80% of the time. I never had this with vista it was a constant 1.4 to 1.7 unless i was gaming.

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02 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

What antivirus are you running? And also post what processes you are running.
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02 Dec 2009   #3

win7/vista both x64
 
 

Just installed anti virus. This was happening before right after i did the clean install. and after i went through all the updates from MS. right now im at 1.1 gigs from my 740 but that is because i reboot because i was at 2.2gigs and running nothing didnt even install antivirus until reboot. svhost is when that happens eating alot more ram


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02 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Since you just installed, just leave it be for now. It is trying to work and get accustomed to your hardware while you are watching paint dry. When it actually becomes a problem then maybe...
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02 Dec 2009   #5

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

i'd rather that all my ram was being used, so called 'free' ram is ram that is not being used. like noted, unless you have a problem, such as a memory leak that build up till something breaks, or stops something else working, i'd not worry about it. do NOT waste time with one of those utils that supposedly frees up ram every once and a while, they do not work - maybe had a use on older pre winXP/2000 versions, but those and latest ones are much more efficient at managing memory.
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02 Dec 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

It uses a lot of RAM early on to set up SuperPreFetch which is the genius of Windows 7.

If this obsesses you, feed the obsession by studying Process Explorer which can examine and sort your processes.

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02 Dec 2009   #7

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kronckew View Post
do NOT waste time with one of those utils that supposedly frees up ram every once and a while, they do not work
Yes, they work alright! They work in removing the good work that Microsoft engineers put into designing the OS. So if you do use, you are putting your faith into a lone coder that doesn't know anything compared to the whole MS team. Not a very tough decision.

Good advice +1 rep.
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