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Windows 7: Memory of 3 GB running full ?

20 Mar 2011   #1
wkt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Memory of 3 GB running full ?

My memory seems to be running full - this means in the Task Manager under "Free" often a 0 shows up. I added a Screenshot below which shows my normal situation.

I noticed that often for example Opera doesn't show pages correctly, even not at all. Opera eats plenty of memory as I see. But I also had problems with other programs hanging or not working smoothly ( e.g. IE8 ).
3GB are large enough or have I to add 1GB more ?

I also noticed that the memory is running out when my folder Sync program is working especially if the folder contains many files and dirs.

What does "Free", "Available", "In Cache" actually mean ?

I had the understanding that memory is somehow paged out to hard disk if necessary.




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20 Mar 2011   #2
Maguscreed

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I may be old fashioned in this respect but 118 processes seems incredibly excessive to me. I'm running 41 on 64bit win 7. Granted I've done a little trimming of my processes on this machine. Even so 118 just seems.... ridiculous.
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20 Mar 2011   #3
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

From the screen shot you are only using 72% of the total memory.

What processes are running? Sort by Working Set (memory) in the task manager.
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20 Mar 2011   #4
kado897

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free is often zero. It's low available you should worry about.
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20 Mar 2011   #5
wkt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
What processes are running? Sort by Working Set (memory) in the task manager.
See Screenshot below.

I admit that I have many simultaneous processes running ( e.g. some servers ) and often I open about 10-20 notepad.exe files which start new processes. If I open several tabs in IE8 I have the impression that also each tab starts a process.

I am timid with removing processes I dont know.


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20 Mar 2011   #6
kado897

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Well you have three browsers running for a start.
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20 Mar 2011   #7
wkt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thats right. I regularly do that - perhaps a bad habit.

Do they interfere somehow with one another ?
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20 Mar 2011   #8
kado897

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No but separate instances of the same browser can share memory. Separate browsers will share very little.
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