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Windows 7: why windows seven takes higher memory.?

10 Apr 2011   #1
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 
why windows seven takes higher memory.?

Hi to all,
this is my first post to this forum. since I started to using windows seven 32bits. I noticed that windows seven takes higher RAM even I didn't launch any application, I had 1gb of ddr2 ram. and the win seven takes at least 40 to 50% of memory without any software is running.
I double the ram but this issue is still constant that the win seven takes 45% of memory,
why is that. ?
my other question is, when I launching many browser tab and some applications, the memory usage reaches to 80 to 90%, but some time, when I closed the all applications, the memory is still stay at the 80 or 90% usage.. then where are the memory is being used..?


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10 Apr 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Normal idle win 7 mem usage without add-ons is around 1 gig.

Sorry to put it to you this way, but 2 gigs or even 4 (I myself have 4) are just no longer really considered a decent amount of ram. This is why 1 gig is considered the absolute minimum for installing win 7. You also have the ultimate edition which is using more than say, home would
Commonly used apps will stay in ram until another app pushes them out. This is for faster launching. Win 7 is made to actually USE the ram provided.
I'm guessing you upgraded from xp, because vista wasn't much different.

You can also launch the resource monitor to get a better ideal of exactly where things are going and what is being used by what service/application.
I hate to say this but it honestly sounds to me like you are one of those people that just won't be happy with windows 7. I personally don't understand why people bother adding ram then get upset when it's actually in use.
I'm blabbering now though. That's basically the long and the short of it at any rate.
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10 Apr 2011   #3
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Just for comparison sake , I have 8gb of dd3 ram and with all my apps running on tickover my ram sits a 18% usage.

Seem to see lots of people with 8gb now , but I am also seeing loads of people building new rigs with 16gb which is certainly future proofing lol.
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11 Apr 2011   #4
Stormkitty

7x64 SP1
 
 

I've got 14gb in my system right now and with a few things running (XChat, firefox 4, winamp, notepad and a couple MSN messenger windows) I'm at 2.5gb used RAM, or 17%. Windows 7 NEEDS the RAM. Even sitting at an empty desktop I'll be using 1.8gb.
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11 Apr 2011   #5
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IamLEGEND View Post
Hi to all,
this is my first post to this forum. since I started to using windows seven 32bits. I noticed that windows seven takes higher RAM even I didn't launch any application, I had 1gb of ddr2 ram. and the win seven takes at least 40 to 50% of memory without any software is running.
I double the ram but this issue is still constant that the win seven takes 45% of memory,
why is that. ?
my other question is, when I launching many browser tab and some applications, the memory usage reaches to 80 to 90%, but some time, when I closed the all applications, the memory is still stay at the 80 or 90% usage.. then where are the memory is being used..?
Note that Windows 7 needs at least 1GB for the system itself. This is perfectly normal since 1GB is the bare minimum requirement for Win7. Add more RAM for better performance
No need to worry about that Win7 automatically allocates the required memory when required
The 32-bit version of Windows 7 uses about 800MB-1.6GB when idle
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11 Apr 2011   #6
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

2GB of RAM suits me perfectly, and I run some pretty demanding tasks too. Windows has practically never been slow or laggy with 2GB of RAM in my experience.
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11 Apr 2011   #7
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Fact is that Windows 7 need more and more RAM memory. I have 2GB and with FF(4tabs),Skype,MSN,AIMP2,and some programs for security windows is using 49% of ram memory.

You can use vlite to tweak Win 7 installation.
Quote:
vLite is a tool for customizing the Windows Vista installation before actually installing it.

Main features are:
  • hotfix, language pack and driver integration
  • component removal
  • unattended setup
  • tweaks
  • split/merge Vista installation CDs
  • create ISO and burn bootable CD/DVD
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11 Apr 2011   #8
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Fact is that Windows 7 need more and more RAM memory. I have 2GB and with FF(4tabs),Skype,MSN,AIMP2,and some programs for security windows is using 49% of ram memory.

You can use vlite to tweak Win 7 installation.
Quote:
vLite is a tool for customizing the Windows Vista installation before actually installing it.

Main features are:
  • hotfix, language pack and driver integration
  • component removal
  • unattended setup
  • tweaks
  • split/merge Vista installation CDs
  • create ISO and burn bootable CD/DVD
vlite is for Vista and has not been updated for windows 7
RT Se7en Lite is the one for Windows 7, however modifying windows can create problems later.
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11 Apr 2011   #9
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows itself wouldn't cause this, so minimizing Windows isn't a good way to troubleshoot, either. You're addressing the wrong area - Windows 7 is going to try and use as much RAM as needed for superfetch cache, kernel cache, etc. We still haven't seen the resmon tab so we don't know if it's the cache or something else using RAM at this point.
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12 Apr 2011   #10
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Normal idle win 7 mem usage without add-ons is around 1 gig.

Sorry to put it to you this way, but 2 gigs or even 4 (I myself have 4) are just no longer really considered a decent amount of ram. This is why 1 gig is considered the absolute minimum for installing win 7. You also have the ultimate edition which is using more than say, home would
Commonly used apps will stay in ram until another app pushes them out. This is for faster launching. Win 7 is made to actually USE the ram provided.
I'm guessing you upgraded from xp, because vista wasn't much different.

You can also launch the resource monitor to get a better ideal of exactly where things are going and what is being used by what service/application.
I hate to say this but it honestly sounds to me like you are one of those people that just won't be happy with windows 7. I personally don't understand why people bother adding ram then get upset when it's actually in use.
I'm blabbering now though. That's basically the long and the short of it at any rate.
thank u very much Mr, Maguscreed, for your full of info reply. yeah u r right I m upgrading from xp, but I don't bother with seven, seven is very fantastic OS, its increase my internet speed and its virus security is very better then xp, specially when I install MS security essential. also seven had a wast rang of drivers. and now, I'll upgrades the mem as you said,
as for you concern the resource monitor, its not very different with task manager, when without running any app and mem reaches to 80 to 90%, as task manager didn't show where the mem is using, the resource monitor is same thing shown as task manger, means resource monitor not shown the other (hidden) apps running which is takes the mem,
anyway, thanks again,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Fact is that Windows 7 need more and more RAM memory. I have 2GB and with FF(4tabs),Skype,MSN,AIMP2,and some programs for security windows is using 49% of ram memory.

You can use vlite to tweak Win 7 installation.
Quote:
vLite is a tool for customizing the Windows Vista installation before actually installing it.

Main features are:
  • hotfix, language pack and driver integration
  • component removal
  • unattended setup
  • tweaks
  • split/merge Vista installation CDs
  • create ISO and burn bootable CD/DVD
vlite is for Vista and has not been updated for windows 7
RT Se7en Lite is the one for Windows 7, however modifying windows can create problems later.
thanks Mr, Stalker, I'll try, RT se7ev LIte.
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