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Windows 7: I have a question concerning a low performance (RAM) on my Pc?

22 Jan 2011   #1
Yankie007

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
I have a question concerning a low performance (RAM) on my Pc?

Hi Guys,
I have some concerns about the performance of my Pc. My computer has Windows 7 (64 Bit) installed and 6 Gb of Memory (RAM) in it. The first thing I'm wondering is that I have a bunch of programs (18) pin in the Taskbar and I would like to know if it takes a lot of memories just to have them stored in that Taskbar?

My second question can sound a bit stupid but I need to know for sure:
I have a gadget installed that measures how many RAM Memory I'm using at the moment in Percentage. Now, I will tell you all the programs that are actually open on my computer so you can tell me if it's at a normal level of speed. Here is the programs that are running: 2 Internet Explorer page open, My Picture & My document are open, 3 Microsoft word pages open, I'm downloading 2 torrents, Adobe Dreamweaver, Window calendar & Windows Live Mail. There are eight programs in total that are open and my Gadget (ram in %) shows that I'm using 56% of my 6 Gb Memories. With this result, can you tell me if it's a normal percentage (%) or it is supposed to be lower than that?? Can you please let me know, I would appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Yannik

Specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Intel Core i7 CPU
Memory RAM: 6.0 Gb


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22 Jan 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Can you close Dreamweaver and see what the RAM% usage is then?

Regards,
Golden
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22 Jan 2011   #3
Yankie007

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Can you close Dreamweaver and see what the RAM% usage is then?

Regards,
Golden
Hi Golden,
I just closed "Dreamweaver" but unfortunatly, the RAM% only came down from 54% to 49%
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22 Jan 2011   #4
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Can you show us your Task Manager Performance Tab.


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22 Jan 2011   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Registry and memory are very important to the computer, they are like the brains.
That being said. Take a memory test to rule out memory problems
Guide to using Memtest86+
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22 Jan 2011   #6
Yankie007

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Hello again,
I just took a screenshot of both the Task Manager and Processes so you can see if it is normal or not.
Thanks,
Yannik
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22 Jan 2011   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

A few more questions:

Your iexplore seems a bit on the high side - how many browser tabs do you typically have open?

Your Word document - how large is that? Does it have a lot of embedded graphics?

I would follow richc46's suggestion and test your RAM to be on the safe side.

Regards,
Golden
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23 Jan 2011   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Is your computer actually running slow or anything? If not, do not worry about it. You will only make things slower or worse if you try and fix a problem when there is no problem. And yes those numbers you are showing are perfectly normal. You with use more RAM and get a faster computer, or you use the Hard Drive and make a slower computer. You should be glad your computer is using as much RAM as you got. Why else spend all that money to buy it and never use it?

I wish I had more then 2 GB of RAM then maybe I can join the RAM hordes club D:
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24 Jan 2011   #9
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Looks fine to me, agree with logicearth, the RAM is there to be used.

Depending on what you're tasking your system to do, win7 will use all the RAM available if needed.

If it's not slowing down, then it's all good.
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24 Jan 2011   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yankie007 View Post
Hello again,
I just took a screenshot of both the Task Manager and Processes so you can see if it is normal or not.
Thanks,
Yannik
Attachment 133720
Attachment 133721

OK win will use about ~ 1/2 of ram for quick starting new apps etc. Thats a very good thing (3 gigs)

Just the five apps with arrows are using about 600 Mb.


Combine the two and you have >50% ram usage.


Normal and fine


Ken J
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