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Windows 7: Ram Usage

07 Nov 2010   #1
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
Ram Usage

Hi, i have 6 gig of DDr2 Ram, i am running Windows 7, the problem is that i am using 4 gig of that 6 gig whilst i only have a few folders open and Firefox with a few tabs. Any ideas.


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07 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hit alt cntrl delte at the same time and bring up task manager. Look at the process that are running. What is using your ram?
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07 Nov 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. The colored bar will tell you the story.
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07 Nov 2010   #4
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Part of me felt like reinstalling windows 7, that would be stupid huh.
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07 Nov 2010   #5
brianzion

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

here are 2 great free programs to check ram
  1. rammon by passmark PassMark RAMMon - Identify RAM type, speed & memory timings
  2. RAMMap v1.1 RAMMap
**quote from Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell**

**Use RAMMap to gain understanding of the way Windows manages memory, to analyze application memory usage, or to answer specific questions about how RAM is being allocated. RAMMap’s refresh feature enables you to update the display and it includes support for saving and loading memory snapshots.**

also worth checking out
Sysinternals Suite http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb842062.aspx


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07 Nov 2010   #6
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Could Paging have anything to with it, can that cause high mem usage????
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07 Nov 2010   #7
brianzion

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

no not really have you had a look of what windows has allocated your ram to?


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07 Nov 2010   #8
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rmw020 View Post
Part of me felt like reinstalling windows 7, that would be stupid huh.
Stupid? No. A little too soon? Yes.

As was recommended, open task manager (alt+shift+esc), go to the Processes tab and click Show processes from all users. Click the word Memory once to show the processes using the most memory in decending order. This will reveal what is using all of your memory. Feel free to ask any questions about any items.
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07 Nov 2010   #9
brianzion

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

this is a good in-depth program from sysinternals suite Process Explorer v12.04
Process Explorer


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07 Nov 2010   #10
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

I had to restart windows, and it has went back to normal, it has happened to me 2 times, if it happens again i shall be sure to check out every process etc.
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