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Windows 7: My laptop uses a big part of my Memory (physical memory)

13 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
My laptop uses a big part of my Memory (physical memory)

my laptop uses alot of memory. around 50%. how can i lessen the big usage? i have 2gig ram.

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13 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

This is normal for windows 7, it uses the memory in order to prevent un needed read/writes from the drive. This is actually something you want with a laptop because unless you have a solid state drive, laptop drives are traditionally very slow.

I don't understand why people get so upset when their memory is actually being used, that's what it is there for.
If you open a large program that requires more resources windows will unload nonessential processes from memory to the pagefile while that program is active.

Windows 7 is much better at managing memory than it's predecessors.
1 gig of used ram is pretty much expected.
This is why 1 gig is the minimum required per microsoft's specifications.
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13 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)

oh yeah. thanks man.! :))
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13 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yep, as Magnuscreed said, this is perfectly normal. Windows 7 manages system memory far better than any previous Windows OS. It uses your available memory to speed up your system.
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13 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Maybe I should remove one stick of RAM from my PC so the percentage used will be higher. (kidding)
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