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Windows 7: Memory question

27 Feb 2011   #1
cloud8521

 
Memory question

does anyone know a good simple way to find out what is taking up so much memory that i dont need and can stop, or somehow make use less memory? i just start my computer its already using 3.4 gigs of ram


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27 Feb 2011   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi there
type resmon in the start menu search box and click on the result a window should pop up showing resource monitor (as in my snap shot) you will now be able to see what windows has allocated your ram. please post a screenshot to the thread.


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27 Feb 2011   #3
cloud8521

 

which one is the one being used at the moment?
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27 Feb 2011   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

now you need to look at the processors to see what is hogging the memory you can use task manager Ctrl/Alt/Del 0n the keyboard then choose task manager go to processors and see what memory is being used by the processors.


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27 Feb 2011   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
which one is the one being used at the moment?
in use
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27 Feb 2011   #6
cloud8521

 

no... working, commit or private.... im assuming that its working cuz private - shareable = working

also i have 8 gigs ram how much page should i have
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27 Feb 2011   #7
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

how much AVAILABLE does windows show.
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27 Feb 2011   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

if you could post a screen shot of resmon that would help me diagnose for you please.
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27 Feb 2011   #9
cloud8521

 

funny thing is it fixex itself after going BAT **** INSANE for a minute. not its only useing 2.1 gigs. with nothing running
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27 Feb 2011   #10
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

this is important to check in system configuration you can change the setting for the amount of ram windows is to use
  1. windows key + R
  2. type msconfig in the search box
  3. click ok (system configuration window will pop up)
  4. click BOOT tab
  5. click ADVANCED OPTIONS
  6. make sure the MAXIMUM MEMORY SETTING IS UN-TICKED
  7. click OK
  8. if windows ask you to reboot then reboot


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