Windows 7 Resource Monitor

    Windows 7 Resource Monitor

    Posted: 01 Nov 2008
    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
    Bare Foot Kid's Avatar Posted By: Bare Foot Kid
    01 Nov 2008

  1. Posts : 748
    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")
    Last edited by davehc; 14 Nov 2008 at 00:42.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 154
    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.
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 194
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32bit

    does using 64bit save any ram ?
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 163
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64

    yousaf465 said:
    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...)
      My Computer

  5. Posts : 194
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32bit

    Yeah I knew that.
      My Computer

  6. Posts : 2
    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.

      My Computer


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:15.
Find Us