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Windows 7: Most Windows 7 PCs max out memory.

18 Feb 2010   #51
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
I have 4 sidebar apps running, NIS, firefox, yahoo IM, core temp my mouse software and I have areo on and those are the apps I can see.

Very similar to mine - I even have a couple more apps running. Maybe you have a lot of startups.


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18 Feb 2010   #52
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I run x64 with 4GB RAM and have no issues unless I'm doing development, image editing, video editing, etc. Most of the time, I have a lot of blue (no concrete numbers as I'm not at my laptop).

What are these folks running?
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18 Feb 2010   #53
foadywm

Windows 8 aka windows next
 
 

lets just call it the hoax that it is and close the thread.
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18 Feb 2010   #54
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I totally know what they are talking about with this… if my notebook only had 2GB of RAM it would most definitely be maxed out right now, in fact. For reasons I can’t explain or pinpoint, my system cruses at a semi-high 1.7GB – JUST idling! That figure shoots up to 2.5GB when I’m browsing in Firefox, and further ramps up to 3GB when playing Sims 2, and as much as 3.5GB when I’m playing Sims 3.

My system memory is SDRAM DDR2 667. So perhaps this is part of the issue and also the variance of the issue. 7 might just not like notebook/laptop RAM or else DDR2 itself.

But yeah, this is definitely weird because my old Dell Dimension 3000 running XP-32bit with only 512MB RAM idles at a cool 256MB – going up slightly when playing Sims 2 and that’s it - impressive considering this PC has NO GPU or VRAM and it NEVER maxes out! So by this reasoning Sims 2 on this brand new 7-64 with 4GB RAM and 512MB VRAM shouldn’t be ramping the usage up as high as it is presently.

So anyway, from my experience so far… 7 definitely has some RAM mismanagement going on but I haven’t yet managed to get it to max out to the full 4GB. I’m sure that will change over the years when programs demand even more resources, but for now its fine. Hopefully they will figure what this is out and fix it before I start running into problems with this in the future, though.
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18 Feb 2010   #55
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

These figures are kind of high. From where did you get the nums - task manager?
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18 Feb 2010   #56
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
These figures are kind of high. From where did you get the nums - task manager?
Yesuree, Taskmanager is ALWAYS opened on my systems so I can see what's going on.
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18 Feb 2010   #57
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am sorry 1.2 I read that wrong, and with my video card I have 3.8GB avail as my card uses the rest. I can't set the amount but I have seen it go as high as 512 when playing UT. Its currently set to 258mb which seems like an odd number.
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18 Feb 2010   #58
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wonder how many of these supposed "running out of memory" computers have a Programs and Features list like this,



with the startup list to match.
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18 Feb 2010   #59
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That's a lot of junk. I would disable everything from the startups and only leave the security program running.


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Taskmanager is ALWAYS opened on my systems so I can see what's going on.
Put a CPU meter into the sidebar - does the same thing.
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18 Feb 2010   #60
dgwin7

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Here is my task manager pix below.

Running Win 7 64bit Ultimate (4GB) with processes around 30-36 with firefox, simple apps.

Running 25-27 processes while play games so smooth no problem.







Task Manager is my number one priority, always check with task manager to close some apps down then begin then game for better performance and smooth also responsiveness.

BTW *never never let any apps or anti-virus apps running in background while you are play games, any games don't need anti-virus app at all also avoid bloated.

Just my 2 cents.

dg
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