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Windows 7: I need more free RAM

09 Jun 2011   #1
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
I need more free RAM

I am using 1.25-1.5GBof ram and i have 2GB of ram so is there any ideas on how to get less than 1GB of ram being used


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09 Jun 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hello there. There should be some reasons for that.
First check your processes list in Task Manager. Kill unwanted processes.
Second: Change StartUp Programs.
and third: you can use this tool to get more ram free.
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09 Jun 2011   #3
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Hello there. There should be some reasons for that.
First check your processes list in Task Manager. Kill unwanted processes.
Second: Change StartUp Programs.
and third: you can use this tool to get more ram free.
But i use 1.25GB-1.5GB on start up and ive done the startup change
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09 Jun 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

On startup RAM use is heavy. What is in use after the boot process is complete?
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09 Jun 2011   #5
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by microbillgates View Post
I am using 1.25-1.5GBof ram and i have 2GB of ram so is there any ideas on how to get less than 1GB of ram being used
No need to worry, Windows 7 will normally use around 1GB-1.6GB when idle. Just add more RAM
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09 Jun 2011   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

What's your pagefile size? There's not a whole lot you can do except increase the pagefile size and pick up some virtual memory. There may be a few processes and options you can do without but removing/disabling them may also drastically slow down your PC. I've got my email handler open and two tabs on IE8 and I'm at 1675Mb. But, I have iMON running too. What you're seeing is pretty normal for Win7.

I think your best bet is to spring for another 2Gb of memory. The stuff is dirt cheap right now. At least it was a couple of weeks ago.
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09 Jun 2011   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
What's your pagefile size? There's not a whole lot you can do except increase the pagefile size and pick up some virtual memory. There may be a few processes and options you can do without but removing/disabling them may also drastically slow down your PC. I've got my email handler open and two tabs on IE8 and I'm at 1675Mb. But, I have iMON running too. What you're seeing is pretty normal for Win7.

I think your best bet is to spring for another 2Gb of memory. The stuff is dirt cheap right now. At least it was a couple of weeks ago.
Well, it depends on his configuration and the type of memory he has.
DDR2 is pricey, if he only has 2 slots and they are both used, then he needs to buy 4GB kit instead of just a 2GB kit.
2x2GB of DDR2 is $90 and 2x2GB of DDR3 is about $40
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09 Jun 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Take a snip of Task Manager > Processes tab and post it here. Then we can have a look where the big spenders are and whether anything can be done about it. Make sure you click on "Memory" such that the big ticket items are on top.
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