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Windows 7: High RAM usage

12 Aug 2010   #11
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Not really, no - the more RAM you have (and the smaller the paging file), the more RAM windows will use and cache data into. Having Windows use more RAM (especially for caching) is actually a good thing, not a bad thing.


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12 Aug 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The speed of your RAM has nothing to do with how much RAM is used. Sometimes, a portion of your RAM is utilized for your video card...so that will show in use. In addition, things you have installed and are starting at boot time will eat some of the RAM. Your choice of applications like AV and such have an effect. Also, 64bit code takes more space.

What is important is how much ram you have available...not free. Windows 7 will load things proactively to the RAM from the hard drive and this gives you much faster access when you launch these apps. These apps are cached...and that RAM can be used for other things the instant it's needed. So, while this RAM isn't technically "free", for all intents and purposes it is.

I'd say with a shared video card potential that 1.7GB used seems reasonable.
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14 Aug 2010   #13
Firefighter

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

here are the photos


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14 Aug 2010   #14
Firefighter

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

uhh it sortta went down but it is still very high right?
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14 Aug 2010   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Well...it appears your computer is processing stuff so obviously the RAM usage is justified. According to your screenshots
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14 Aug 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Your RAM usage looks normal. The CPU nums are a little high, but that depends on what you were running at the time. My CPU gets only up that high when I do video editing - but then it is a quad core.
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14 Aug 2010   #17
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

+1 for looks normal - your system is doing something (and looks like it has been for a bit, given those CPU graphs), so I expect you're gonna see RAM usage increase. I'm with whs - what is the system doing at the time?
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14 Aug 2010   #18
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

That looks very similar to my computer's ram usage at start up, but it's around 1.72 GB
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14 Aug 2010   #19
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Also worth noting that almost 45% of that "used" RAM is actually just cache - it can actually be made available if a running application needed it.
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14 Aug 2010   #20
Firefighter

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

At that time, I just opened google chrome 2 Tabs and nothing else
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