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Windows 7: Ram usage with few programs running?

06 Apr 2011   #1
SehCure

W7 Ultimate 32Bit
 
 
Ram usage with few programs running?

I have 4GB ram, and idling with few programs open [A few chrome tabs - Including runescape, a java based game that uses 70-120mb per instance only, skype and windows messenger] i'm using 2.7GB.

Is this right?

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06 Apr 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Yes it is right but only 3327MB(3.24GB) of your RAM is usable since you are using a 32-bit version of Windows 7
Use the 64-bit version to use all your 4GB
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06 Apr 2011   #3
SehCure

W7 Ultimate 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Yes it is right but only 3327MB(3.24GB) of your RAM is usable since you are using a 32-bit version of Windows 7
Use the 64-bit version to use all your 4GB
Ah, okay.

How can I minimise RAM usage if I upgrade to 64 bit windows 7?

Would a 'professional' or even 'home premium' package be less resource-hogging than ultimate?
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06 Apr 2011   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SehCure View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Yes it is right but only 3327MB(3.24GB) of your RAM is usable since you are using a 32-bit version of Windows 7
Use the 64-bit version to use all your 4GB
Ah, okay.

How can I minimise RAM usage if I upgrade to 64 bit windows 7?

Would a 'professional' or even 'home premium' package be less resource-hogging than ultimate?
Nope, the editions of Windows don't make any difference in memory usage
Post a screenshot of your processes tab. 82 processes is too much
RAM usage depends on the applications you use
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06 Apr 2011   #5
SehCure

W7 Ultimate 32Bit
 
 



I'm now running 2 of the java game in chrome in high detail, so that's why the RAM usage for Java is high atm :%.
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06 Apr 2011   #6
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SehCure View Post


I'm now running 2 of the java game in chrome in high detail, so that's why the RAM usage for Java is high atm :%.
So the memory usage seems normal
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06 Apr 2011   #7
SehCure

W7 Ultimate 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SehCure View Post


I'm now running 2 of the java game in chrome in high detail, so that's why the RAM usage for Java is high atm :%.
So the memory usage seems normal
Posted the bigger image with processes - I'm an idiot

Yeah, I was just wondering. It seems kinda' bad..
If it idles at say 1.9gb RAM, how do computers with 2GB of ram even run?

And this is on the lowest graphics settings possible [Windows classic, no effects etc]
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06 Apr 2011   #8
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SehCure View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SehCure View Post


I'm now running 2 of the java game in chrome in high detail, so that's why the RAM usage for Java is high atm :%.
So the memory usage seems normal
Posted the bigger image with processes - I'm an idiot

Yeah, I was just wondering. It seems kinda' bad..
If it idles at say 1.9gb RAM, how do computers with 2GB of ram even run?

And this is on the lowest graphics settings possible [Windows classic, no effects etc]
You may have too much startup programs
Go to msconfig (Windows Key+R>msconfig>Startup) and disable any useless programs
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06 Apr 2011   #9
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SehCure View Post


I'm now running 2 of the java game in chrome in high detail, so that's why the RAM usage for Java is high atm :%.
Show all the processes. A 32-bit system should use 800MB-1.4GB when idle
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06 Apr 2011   #10
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Windows tries to use as much ram as it can so that the machine will run better, pre caching apps and files that are used often.
Unused ram is wasted ram, imo.
I don't have much running at the moment, Firefox with 14 tabs, Media player playing a song, Zoom player with a movie loaded, some running apps in the tasktray, like outlook, setpoint, amazon downloader, powerchute, ultramon, and a few other and I am using 4.4GB out of 16GB.
I have 99 processes running using 27% of physical ram.
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