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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ram usage???

26 Apr 2010   #81
hkancyr

Windows 7 Ulti x64
 
 

I have 64 processes and 30% memory usage. Seems to be running just fine.


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12 May 2010   #82
Algeron

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I am running 64bit Windows7 Ultimate. If I leave my computer running overnight, I will have 98% RAM usage (4GB total) in the morning. I have tried this with various to no programs running overnight with the same results.
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12 May 2010   #83
choco

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, I am new to this forum. How does one check RAM usage?
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12 May 2010   #84
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by choco View Post
Hi, I am new to this forum. How does one check RAM usage?
Right click on the taskbar > Task manager > Performance tab > click on "Resource Manager" button > Memory button. There you will see a colored bar which shows the current RAM usage.
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25 Jun 2010   #85
soliberus

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit and I have 8GB of RAM installed. My PC has been running for a while and it consumed all 8GB of RAM and started swapping (grinding machine to a halt). It seems Win7 just consumes more and more memory the longer you keep it running. My XP machine I could leave running for months and it never ran out of memory.

I've just rebooted my PC and currently only have IE (2 tabs) and a VNC client session open and it's using 1.4GB of RAM.
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25 Jun 2010   #86
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soliberus View Post
I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit and I have 8GB of RAM installed. My PC has been running for a while and it consumed all 8GB of RAM and started swapping (grinding machine to a halt). It seems Win7 just consumes more and more memory the longer you keep it running. My XP machine I could leave running for months and it never ran out of memory.

I've just rebooted my PC and currently only have IE (2 tabs) and a VNC client session open and it's using 1.4GB of RAM.
Something you are running has a memory leak. It is not Windows it is something that was installed. Could be anti-virus or check the Memory tab in Resource Monitor.
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30 Jul 2010   #87
omaigadlol

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
DaRonRon,

Win 7 uses less RAM then all previous versions of windows.
This is done mainly by not turning on system programs until they are needed.
FALSE. Windows 2003 uses 200 MB of RAM. I've been using it as a personal OS (this particular installation) for close to 4 years now.
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06 Oct 2010   #88
Ken Wu

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 memory usage is low!

Although I have windows 7 using 1 gb ram on my machine, which is windows 7 professional 64 bit with 4 GB ram, on my 512 mb machine with windows 7 ulimate RC 64 bit tested in windows virtual pc, it only uses a little over 200 mb memory. Same when I changed the virtual memory into 1 GB. When I add even more, however, the system memory usage started to increase. If your computer is using over 1 gb ram, and isn't slowing down a tad, don't worry. Windows 7 is just making sure it could use your ram the most effectively, and provide maximum performance
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22 Oct 2010   #89
TheRoepieRoepie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I'm using 34% of 4Gb on windows 7 64Bit. Does Norton 360 use a lot of RAM? couse that's running in the background as well ofcourse.
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22 Oct 2010   #90
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I run 33% with 4 gigs of ram which is normal. Try this. Start button and type resmon and go to memory and you will see what Windows 7 is doing with your ram.
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