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Windows 7: win 7 ram at 50% when idle

21 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Professional 64-bit
win 7 ram at 50% when idle

my laptop's ram usage always displays around 50% even when idle. help!

my laptop is Asus k50ij intel pentium T4400 4GB DDR2, win7 64-bit

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21 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi, crmmercado, welcome to the Seven Forums!

If your system is not exhibiting slowdowns or other such errors, then I have 4 words of advice: Don't worry about it.
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21 Dec 2010   #3

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

Ya if your facing no problems, then don't worry about it. Mind also reaches at 43% (not so far from 50) when in Idle.
The larger the memory, the more windows tends to utilize it. (There's a limit though).
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21 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot

yeah if it is not slowing down or no error in your system , don't worry about it.
i got 60-70% when idle on my 1 gb ram netbook. and also reach 40% on my rig
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21 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Just to point out....A computer is never idle, you are just not using it at that moment.
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21 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

It's been beaten to death online by now, but that's Windows 7 doing it's job. I've seen it written many other times, but the general consensus is....if you don't want your memory used, remoed it from your computer and put it on your desk. Windows 7 isn't XP, so it shouldn't be treated like XP. You paid for that memory, so if the computer is using it to run more efficiently....let it.
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21 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Right on, DeaconFrost!
The old saying, "Unused memory is wasted memory", is still true.
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21 Dec 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If you are interested to know what's running, open the Task Manager > Processes tab. Then click on "show processes of all users" button (on the bottom) and click on the Memory button to show you the main users on top.
But I vote with the others, nothing to worry about.
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21 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
Right on, DeaconFrost!
The old saying, "Unused memory is wasted memory", is still true.
ahh ! i'm totally agree with that statement
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21 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

My 4GB of RAM is generally used up to within 50-75MB of the 4092MB. Shows me I should get some more but also that Win7 64bit is pretty good at managing things on it's own. Maybe the Intel SSD helps a bit too.
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 win 7 ram at 50% when idle

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