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Windows 7: Windows 7 Resource Monitor

01 Nov 2008   #1
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
Windows 7 Resource Monitor

Windows 7: Improved Resource Monitor.

One of the coolest new features in Windows Vista is the Performance Monitor. In a similar vein, one of the coolest new features in Windows 7 is the revamped Resource Monitor. Hereís what it looks like:

Note the gray part of the bar. Thatís how much RAM you lose by using a 32-bit version of Windows with 4 GB of RAM. Yes, really. (With x64, itís a tiny sliver.)

Windows 7 Resource Monitor-windows-7_resource-monitor.jpg

Read more at the source.

Later Ted

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02 Nov 2008   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

Sorry to throw sour grapes into the system but... I am becoming, almost, an Anti Thurrot guy. I often find my own observations in opposition to his. In the case quoted, I decided to only use the 32 bit "7", as it is in such early rlease. My figures in no way compare to Thurrot's. I actuall cannot see a grey portion on my bar (not even a "sliver")
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02 Nov 2008   #3

Windows 7 Build 7100

Perhaps it's because you don't have any hardware that reserve's memory. I remember in Vista was the first time they brought the shared memory into performance video cards. So no matter what you did you had some kind of 500MB of memory being used by the video card on top of the 512MB you already had. This would show up in the "Grey" as Hardware Reserved. I think it has something to do with DirectX 10 I am not sure.

As far as it being smaller in 64bit operating systems sounds normal to me since 64bit can process a little faster. So why not use 64bit, because I hate having the program files x86 and the Program Files x64 when can they just make everything compatible.
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02 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32bit

does using 64bit save any ram ?
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02 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yousaf465 View Post
does using 64bit save any ram ?
Not exactly "save", but allows you to use memory past 3Gb.

(By the way, this is a 2008 thread...)
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02 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32bit

Yeah I knew that.
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22 Oct 2010   #7

windows 7 professional 32 bit


I am having a slight problem with my perfmon.exe which is shown in the Resource monitor.
It is unstable(it switches b/w running and not responding) Windows 7 Resource Monitor-perfmon.jpg

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this. please help.


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