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Windows 7: Most Windows 7 PCs max out memory.

19 Feb 2010   #81


Only time I've had problems with heavy RAM usage is when I had Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service enabled. I read that it's quite buggy when it comes to .avi files and it can sometimes hang and cause memory leaks. Disabling that fixed it.

I have Windows 7 on my 1GB of RAM netbook and that's never maxed out on RAM either.

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19 Feb 2010   #82

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I have not found any applications that worked in xp or vista (32 or 64bit) that I could not get working in windows 7

Hi guys
This is perhaps OT to the thread but if you've ever used a MINIDISC recorder you'll know that these don't work in any OS'es after XP - not even VISTA.

There are many apps that don't work with later OS'es than XP for all sorts of reasons --Manufacturer out of business etc etc.

Sony MD Simple Burner Software Update 2.0.01 Download

I still like my MD recorder -- ATRAC beats the S--T out of any MP3 compression -- but MD is a legacy device and has no support after XP.

(I use a Virtual Machine for ripping music to a MD device -- that still works fine).

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19 Feb 2010   #83
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I managed to get things written for XP but not Vista running on the 32bit 7. 7 features the new application compatibility troubleshooter making that possible.

With one IE window open as well as the Asus ACPI center presently some 33% out of the 4gb is used. That's what seen in application window of the task manager not over in the processes tab for thing like UltraMon and other startup items.

As far as games those won't chew up as much memory as thought. The caching and other processes add to the total of the ram used. Networking will play a large role there at times however along with programs like Cad or some other memory chompers.

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19 Feb 2010   #84

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I'm lost of this too. My machine used xp before i reformated to windows 7. I only have 2 gigs of RAM and i have never seen it go past half usage.
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19 Feb 2010   #85

Windows 7 Professional

My setup Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit.

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19 Feb 2010   #86

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I guess it's OK, when I had Vista Home Premium x64 it used the same amount of memory..

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hmmm well , here's a image of my memory usage (just surfing the net)

it looks to me like avast is busy maybe that will explain some of it. try looking for memory leaks in your system otherwise.
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19 Feb 2010   #87
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
My setup Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit.

Remember when you see the "cached memory" that's the total of memory blocks set aside for temporary storage of data for ready access by the cpu, drives, etc. there. Plus the 64bit Windows sees more data loaded into ram over the 32bit accounting for the larger amount of ram being seen as used.
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19 Feb 2010   #88

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Well i also wonder what programs thet are running to quantify their numbers. Currently I have 2 SF windows open, My TV running, GTAIV Social club, windows live messenger, Task manger.and IMing at the moment and have a 22% ram usage. Oh plus Steam and ebay toolbar and any DVD, alos Avast. Also have way to many process at the minute 79 cause I haven't taken the time to lean out 7 yet. Cpu usage is at 2% Guess I'm missing something here cause as far as I can tell 7 uses Ram extremly effeciant. IMO. Fabe
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19 Feb 2010   #89

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Another day, another article with random opinions on 7. Average of 3.3GB? That implies x86. My two main machines are an ultraportable in my specs and a gaming pc - the laptop has 6GB DDR3 1066MHz, the gaming system 8GB DDR3 1333MHz - I have never had memory issues. Only issue I have is Sony was too cheap to front another 2GB considering I paid thousands for the laptop. Building my own laptop next anyway.
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19 Feb 2010   #90

Windows 7, 64 bit
Take down thread

This bogus article has been debunk. The people that so-called discovered this, have been found to be lying and not understanding Windows allocation of memory.
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