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Windows 7: Physical Memory at 50%

27 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS

I see. If that's the case, I should probably upgrade my Ram to additional 2GB. Anyway, for the 30 bucks, may I know which currency is that?

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27 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

united States Dollars. But that was at a time that DDR2 RAM was literally cheaper than a bag of dirt. And that RAM was on sale at newegg. It's gotten more expensive sense then and DDR3 (which is what you have) is even more expensive. Looks like it would be ~$90 or more for the kind of upgrade I did (two new sticks). If you only have one stick of RAM currently installed, you can get another for ~$45. Sorry about that. I shouldn't have mentioned a price and got your hopes up. I think you should look around google and see how else to decrease you RAM usage for now.
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27 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS

No problem man. It's okay. Thanks for the advice. Basically, I guess there are many alternatives. Upgrading the ram is probably one of the more effective option but involves $. Lol.
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27 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Very true. Do you also live in the US? I can try to find out exactly what type of RAM you have and make recommendations from Newegg (the cheapest place around IMO).
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27 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

How much RAM the system uses at idle depends largely on how much RAM you actually have.

Also remember, that what task manager is showing as RAM use is only whats currently active. In all reality, you likely have 0 RAM available, the rest is simply loaded and in standby mode.
Which is a good thing!

I agree with everone else. Cut out all the stuff at start up.

Stuff Like Adobe, Yahoo, etc is totally pointless to have start up w/Windows.

the only things I have start with Windows is:
Antivirus, ATI CCC, Sound Card, & Acronis. (This IMO are neccesities)
OH, and.. I leave the side bar as a start up item :)

Everything else has been disabled.
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27 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS

Thanks =) But unfortunately friend, we are many miles apart. I live in Singapore. Lol. Anyway, nice to know you here in this forum.
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27 Jul 2010   #17
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

We can help with what is and isn't needed somewhat. Grab ccleaner (slim version),

CCleaner - Builds

After installed run and click on Tools, then click on Startup. Next click on the Enabled column to sort them yes and no, and then post a screen shot of the list.

Also in msconfig click on the Service tab and then check "hide Microsoft services" and post a screen shot of that as well.
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28 Jul 2010   #18
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelvinwgr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Follow the advice Dinish gave you because the 78 processes stem most likely from too many startup programs. I would, however, leave the AV program enabled or stay off the web during the experiment. Once you know that this was the problem, you can enable the startups more selectively - the fewer, the better. That will not impact the operability of your system. The only one that is really needed (apart from the ones you want expressis verbis) is the AV.

1. Thanks for the advice. Yes in fact I did went to msconfig to disable not all, but same of the startup programs as I do not know which is critical for the system to operate. Therefore, I only disable those that I thought was unnecessary.

2. So the startup programs will actually contribute to the 78 processes, am I right to say that?
1. None are "critical" for the system except the AV program. And that is critical for your protection. Even if a program is not in the startups, it will be started when it is called upon. So nothing is lost.

2. Of course they do. The more programs/processes you have started, the more will run. Sounds logical, doesn't it.
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28 Jul 2010   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS

Hi whs, thanks for the specify answers.

Hi stormy13, I have captured and attached the screenshots.

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28 Jul 2010   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS

With these, it does improve a bit. The processes went from 78 to about 60 on startup. however, the physical memory is still at the usage of 50% which I believe the OS is consuming them.
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