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Windows 7: 2.36GB RAM used?

27 Mar 2010   #1
PsYcHo1231

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
2.36GB RAM used?

Hi, for some reason, whenever I extract a file with winrar, my RAM useage goes to 2.36GB, but in processes it doesnt add up to 2.36GB with show all processes ticked, can anyone explain to me whats going on?


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27 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PsYcHo1231 View Post
Hi, for some reason, whenever I extract a file with winrar, my RAM useage goes to 2.36GB, but in processes it doesnt add up to 2.36GB with show all processes ticked, can anyone explain to me whats going on?

I assume you are looking in task manager?
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27 Mar 2010   #3
PsYcHo1231

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PsYcHo1231 View Post
Hi, for some reason, whenever I extract a file with winrar, my RAM useage goes to 2.36GB, but in processes it doesnt add up to 2.36GB with show all processes ticked, can anyone explain to me whats going on?

I assume you are looking in task manager?
Yeah, its wierd, because I took a screenshot and worked it out to be just under 300meg
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27 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suspect that this is just workspace that winrar assigns. It should disappear when winrar is done. Watch it in Resource Monitor > Memory tab.
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27 Mar 2010   #5
PsYcHo1231

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I suspect that this is just workspace that winrar assigns. It should disappear when winrar is done. Watch it in Resource Monitor > Memory tab.
Its not gone, ive gone up to 2.54GB now and WinRAR has finished :/

EDIT: what is svchost? Its taking up 130+kb and I have 11 of them in resource monitor
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27 Mar 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

svchost is the service .exe for the .dlls. It can be anything. Analyse them with Process Explorer. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896653.aspx
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27 Mar 2010   #7
Spidey1976

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

According to Microsoft: “svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries”.
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27 Mar 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spidey1976 View Post
According to Microsoft: “svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries”.
I thought I said that - LOL. Here is more info What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running? - How-To Geek
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27 Mar 2010   #9
Spidey1976

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spidey1976 View Post
According to Microsoft: “svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries”.
I thought I said that - LOL. Here is more info What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running? - How-To Geek
sorry - that's where I got it from as well - forgot to refresh before I posted and didn't see yours
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27 Mar 2010   #10
PsYcHo1231

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

still 2.36 on idle...
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