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Windows 7: Too much used RAM, impsossible to work.

03 Feb 2011   #1
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Too much used RAM, impsossible to work.

Okey, since the first day that I have bought my laptop I had too much used RAM
I have win 7, 2gb of ram.

here is a pic of running browser, eclipse, task manager, 2 folders, vm:


I heard that 4g+ and windows 7 are good friends...


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03 Feb 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

VM? Virtual Machine? The amount of physical RAM you have should be depended upon what you do. In your case it might be wise to upgrade to more RAM.
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03 Feb 2011   #3
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
Okey, since the first day that I have bought my laptop I had too much used RAM
I have win 7, 2gb of ram.

here is a pic of running browser, eclipse, task manager, 2 folders, vm:


I heard that 4g+ and windows 7 are good friends...
Don't even worry about it mate.

That's just SuperFetch doing it's thing.

It pre-loads commonly used applications into memory to reduce their load times.
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03 Feb 2011   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
Okey, since the first day that I have bought my laptop I had too much used RAM
I have win 7, 2gb of ram.

here is a pic of running browser, eclipse, task manager, 2 folders, vm:


I heard that 4g+ and windows 7 are good friends...
2GB is the bare minimum RAM for 64-bit, upgrading to 4GB will be better
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03 Feb 2011   #5
Garlic

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
Okey, since the first day that I have bought my laptop I had too much used RAM
I have win 7, 2gb of ram.

here is a pic of running browser, eclipse, task manager, 2 folders, vm:


I heard that 4g+ and windows 7 are good friends...
Don't even worry about it mate.

That's just SuperFetch doing it's thing.

It pre-loads commonly used applications into memory to reduce their load times.
I'm afraid this is not the Superfetch thing because Superfetch memory usage is reflected in Cached category - currently just 139 MB.
Senteaf, have a look at Processes tab - perhaps some process(es) use too much RAM.
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03 Feb 2011   #6
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Process is okey...
firefox takes 369,300 K

all the others are below 100k
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03 Feb 2011   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
Okey, since the first day that I have bought my laptop I had too much used RAM
I have win 7, 2gb of ram.

here is a pic of running browser, eclipse, task manager, 2 folders, vm:


I heard that 4g+ and windows 7 are good friends...
Don't even worry about it mate.

That's just SuperFetch doing it's thing.

It pre-loads commonly used applications into memory to reduce their load times.
That's not correct in this case. If it were Superfetch and such, the amount of "available" RAM would be much higher.

In this case, it's simply using up 1.7GB of RAM. If firefox is taking 360MB as stated below, that means the rest of the OS is consuming about 1.4GB. Which for 64-bit Windows, sounds about right.

I just rebooted my 64-bit Windows 7 work computer, and with 8191MB of total RAM, I show the following (with nothing but Task Manager opened);
Total 8191
Cached 434
Available 6741
Free 6431

So, the difference between my total (8191) and Available (6741) is 1,450MB. So, right about 1.4GB used with the OS simply running.
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03 Feb 2011   #8
Kari

 

I'm still wondering that about a vm. All RAM assigned to a virtual machine is of course away from RAM available to host, so if you have a vm running using for instance 512 MB, it only leaves 1.5 GB to the system to start with. This 512 MB of RAM assigned to vm is not shown on Task Manager processes.

IMO if you really are running a vm with only 2 GB RAM on host, your RAM consumption seems about right to me.

Kari
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03 Feb 2011   #9
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Agreed - and using task manager for in-depth memory usage analysis is fraught with peril, at best. Better to use the memory tab in resmon to see what's happening (including what that VM is using). RAMMap is another good tool to go along with it to get a little harder to read, but more in-depth, view of actual RAM on the system.
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03 Feb 2011   #10
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Can you provide the process list? Make sure when you do select display processes from all users. I think cumulatively you have way too much running in the background.
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