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Windows 7: dwm.exe high memory usage normal?

20 Dec 2012   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) is the compositing window manager that gives you all those pretty effects in Windows Vista: Transparent windows, live taskbar thumbnails
What happens in Vista is that applications write the picture of their window to a specific place in memory, and then Windows creates one “composite” view of all the windows on the screen before sending it to your monitor. Because Vista is keeping track of the contents of each window, it can add effects when layering the windows such as the transparency we’re all used to, as well as the live preview thumbnails..
It should be the same in Windows 7.

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21 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well that didn't really answer my questions but if it's not abnormal to use that much memory then I guess nothing's wrong. Thanks.
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21 Dec 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

No you memory is fine and you don't need to worrie about anything. If everything is answered for you please mark as solved :)
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21 Dec 2012   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Well yes it does tell something. It shows that Desktop Window Manager is what is using that ram you are concerned with and that it is normal.
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04 Feb 2013   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hello! I'm new here, and I hope you can solve my problem!
I've found the same problem of chillz, on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. Is it not worrying?
Usually, task manager tells me that the memory usage is about 2.50gb (so, not 1.95 as in the picture)
I know that chrome consumes a lot of memory too, but I will try to solve it!

Thank you!

(ps. forgive any English mistake! I'm Italian, as you can see from the task manager )

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04 Feb 2013   #16

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Ro88, There is nothing wrong in the screen shots you showed. NOTHING.
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