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Windows 7: RAM is sooo high!

16 Jul 2011   #1
Kopp

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
RAM is sooo high!

A few months ago my RAM usage just started reaching 1gb at its lowest. Now it hits over 2.5gb sometimes and is seen at 1.5gb normally. Programs I used to be able to run now have problems frequently and have rendered my gaming laptop to a MSpaint and notepad oriented computer.

I haven't installed anything new and i began deleted a load of stuff from my computer, no luck. I've tried 3 separate computer optimizing tools and still not much worked. I've searched the internet but all i can find is other people with problems where RAM goes from normal to 100%. By the way i have 6gb of ram. I've attached a picture of my task manager that i just took.

Thank you for taking the time to look at this!




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16 Jul 2011   #2
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ram is meant to be used....the more the better, however.....according to your screen print you are using just 29% of your physical memory at idle (based on CPU usage of 1%)......quit low really and right on par based on my 8gb ram that uses 18% at idle. Try looking at all users for hidden processes but 2.5gb of 6gb still leaves a lot of RAM available so it doesn't appear that RAM is your problem. How much does your video card(s) require, etc. If you are worried then run the windows ram testing (perhaps you have some bad memory):

Memory Diagnostics Tool

or install more ram. I never have issues with 8gb. Check on programs that you have in startup although your specs look like mine:

RAM is sooo high!-ram1.pngRAM is sooo high!-ram2.png


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16 Jul 2011   #3
digitalrurouni

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

I experienced this once and every time I would run a game it would memory leak and take up all 6 gb of ram which was impossible because I had never seen any pc game require that much ram. Long story short my memory had fried adn I think taken the memory controller with it. I hope that you are not facing the same situation mate because it honestly is a major hassle.
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16 Jul 2011   #4
Kopp

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

hm, i ran the check and it found no errors. I assume it's the RAM because before it used to be below 10% and that's when it ran fine. Heck if i remember right, 8% was high. The RAM usage is the only change i can see since my computer started pooping on me.

I really hope its not faulty RAM cards but if it is how can i check? What should i look at to see why my computers running slow if it's not the RAM at all, because something caused the change in RAM usage at least.
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16 Jul 2011   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Approx 1.75-2GB of RAM use at idle is normal for 6-8GB of RAM.
Windows starts keeping most used apps in RAM if its free.

I wouldn't worry.
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16 Jul 2011   #6
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, from your attached screenshots, you have 77 processes running at idle. That there is your actually killer of RAM. That is simply way too high for idle, normally, it should run around 50 to 60 processes at idle.

Do this, type in msconfig from the Start menu, go to the Startup tab, and basically disable as much as you safely can. Since you have a laptop, there may be a few startup items you have to keep, like Synaptics touch driver for your touchpad. What you should have starting up are anti-virus/firewall software, Desktop gadgets or some random other specific thing.
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16 Jul 2011   #7
Kopp

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

@Coke Robot
okay thanks, ill try to lower the processes.

@Wishmaster
It might be "normal" but this laptop is supposed to be a gaming computer and now the games cant run without such drops in fps that they're entirely unplayable. Before i could run the all with the highest settings and now they're unbearably slow with the lowest settings. THAT isn't normal and that's the part im trying to fix.
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16 Jul 2011   #8
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm going to ask this just to put it out in the open, have you defragmented the hard drive?
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16 Jul 2011   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kopp View Post
What should i look at to see why my computers running slow if it's not the RAM at all, because something caused the change in RAM usage at least.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
Well, from your attached screenshots, you have 77 processes running at idle. That there is your actually killer of RAM.
Definitely the first thing to look at.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kopp View Post
@Wishmaster
It might be "normal" but this laptop is supposed to be a gaming computer
It doesn't make a difference if it's a gaming rig or not - if one or more processes are bogging your PC down it's going to run badly regardless.

If your PC is still running like crap after doing what's been suggested:

Cull those process, run a virus scan, defrag etc

then it's time to start focusing on hardware.
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16 Jul 2011   #10
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree with smarteyeball, do all that if it hasn't been done yet.

But I doubt hardware is an issue with the ASUS G7 series, they mean business!
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