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Windows 7: Constant 30% Memory Used


05 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Constant 30% Memory Used

Hey All

I have had Windows 7 since day of release and I am happy to say that I have had only minor issues, yet I have found something that confuses me.

After a PC restart, my Physical Memory Usage is 30%, constantly. If I run any applications it goes above 30%, for example as I type this its between 31-32%.

Now this might not be an issue, and it might just be Windows 7 needing a constant 30% memory for whatever reason but what reason would that be? And if there is no reason for it, how can I explore what might be using it?

Regards


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05 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

If you open task manager, you can sort processes by memory. You'll find which processes are using the most memory and you can remove them from start up if you wish.
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05 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Have tried this and didnt really get anywhere.

Apart from firefox which is top when im using it, next is explorer.exe @ 25,084k memory.

I have the normal things like CCC.exe for my GFX and Pen_Tablet.exe for my Wacom when I use it. On XP I used to really know what to turn off and keep on, is there any site or anything that is trusted to tell me what to turn on and off?
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05 Apr 2010   #4

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It's normal mine sits @ 31% with 2GB

In addition to process switching

switch off Win 7 AERO etc
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Go to Windows 7 "Performance Options" click "Adjust for best performance" button!
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05 Apr 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can disable ALL startups except the AV and those that you put yourself or need (e.g. sidebar). Disabled startups does not mean that those programs will not run when needed. It may just take a few more milliseconds to get them started.
If you are not sure, post a list of your startups. For that, this program (startup button) is useful because you can resize the window to show all startups (unlike the msconfig window). The program has other nifty features too and helps with system security.
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05 Apr 2010   #6

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SJMX View Post
Hey All

I have had Windows 7 since day of release and I am happy to say that I have had only minor issues, yet I have found something that confuses me.

After a PC restart, my Physical Memory Usage is 30%, constantly. If I run any applications it goes above 30%, for example as I type this its between 31-32%.

Now this might not be an issue, and it might just be Windows 7 needing a constant 30% memory for whatever reason but what reason would that be? And if there is no reason for it, how can I explore what might be using it?

Regards

Ummmm... the operating system has to load *someplace*....

My system runs about 20 to 25% of 2gigs and I have a LOT of stuff turned off.
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05 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I completely understand the OS has to load someplace, but taking 30% of 4gb RAM constantly does seem like too much and if I can do something about that I would like too.
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05 Apr 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SJMX View Post
I completely understand the OS has to load someplace, but taking 30% of 4gb RAM constantly does seem like too much and if I can do something about that I would like too.
What do you plan to do with the saved RAM - save it for a rainy day. My 4GB system also runs at 30% and this system (3GB of RAM) runs at 36% with 2 IE's and 1 Opera open.
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05 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Until you are getting a large amount of hard faults do not concern yourself with memory usage.
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05 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So basically I am worried about nothing?

I run lots of apps that are memory dependant such as After Effects and I also use 3D applications like Maya. I just want to know that I am not loosing any performance from my PC, thats all.
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