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Windows 7: big RAM problems

02 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
big RAM problems


Sorry if this is an offtopic in meanig of the main topic Hardware & Devices but if it is please sorry....

OK my problem is following:

I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate x86 (32-bit).
When I bought my PC my RAM status was normal 2-3 % in desktop with no programs running.

But now the stats is permanent on 32-40 % when no programs are running except anti-virus and Realtek HD audio manager.

I tried reinstalling but it didn't helped.

I don't know what to do now.

Please help me.

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02 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

With 2GB installed, 32-40% your using between 645-810MB at idle.

Most Windows 7 systems with 4GB installed will normally use, depending on the setup, approx. 1GB of RAM at idle.

So that would seem completely normal IMHO, nothing to worry about.

Im confused about the 3%.
3% of 2GB is only 61MB, Windows simply can not run with that little.

Perhaps others that know for sure what normal use is with less than 4GB can chime in with a more precise answer.
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02 Oct 2010   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

That is normal.
Mine is using 35% right now.
Look at my picture and you will see a lot of it is allocated for future use but shows in the 35%.
"Standby" and "Modified" are ready for use when necessary.

Good idea going to 4GB of Ram. System will work much better.

I think the 2-3% you saw before was CPU usage. Which is what mine does at an idle.
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03 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Ok, thx for these (for me) great news but I have one more question:

At your picture you have 1146 or something of FREE ram but at me there is NO FREE RAM......

But when all this is normal, why is my PC running slower than earlier?

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03 Oct 2010   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Open up your task manager/processes and see which program is using the RAM ..
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03 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Here it is

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03 Oct 2010   #7
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit


If and when you add more RAM you will show RAM free at idle.
Then your Resource Monitor will look similar to mine.

Your specs.
Memory 2 GB but will update to 4 GB
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03 Oct 2010   #8

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.

The RAM usage is normal. I dont know if it is true but i had similar problem of slower PC and i get rid of it by installing a newer "Build" of Windows 7. Try the same and please confirm my results.
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03 Oct 2010   #9
Layback Bear

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

I noticed you have some kind of tuneup program running. I don't know what it is but I do know that Windows 7 doesn't need any tuneup programs.
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03 Oct 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Layback this,

TuneUp Utilities 2010 - Features

Wonder how many of the OP's "problems" would go away if that snake-oil was removed.
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