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Windows 7: RAM usage creeps up?

11 Aug 2009   #11
DannySmurf

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
That sounds like a whole different problem in terms of magnitude compared to mine. I did find my gaming performance was more stable in x64 though. No freezes or crashes at all.
It's unlikely x64 is actually more stable; more plausible is a driver in x86 that was misbehaving.


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13 Aug 2009   #12
spazzie

Windows XP Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
To me, it seems people "worry" too much about RAM usage on their computer. Vista and 7, both use RAM differently than in the past and it keeps things cached. Therefore, if another app comes along and needs RAM, windows will drop that cached stuff and provide the necessarily ram.

The way I figure, I have 8GB of RAM, over time I'd love to see every single bit of it consumed. This way, I would have the best performance possible. As long as Windows releases it when it's needed for other things, I don't see the issue.
Good luck with getting any performance from your foreground applications and desktop explorer shell. Forget running a game!

Wasted RAM is caching Office, Acrobat Reader and dozens of other cached apps you just don't use.
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13 Aug 2009   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spazzie View Post
Good luck with getting any performance from your foreground applications and desktop explorer shell. Forget running a game!

Wasted RAM is caching Office, Acrobat Reader and dozens of other cached apps you just don't use.
Right....
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13 Aug 2009   #14
Jabdon

Windows 7 Build 7600 RTM
 
 

hi every on ,
sorry for bad eng .
i use windwos 7 RTM too and use Internet Download Manager (IDM) 5.14 for manage download but i have waste ram usage problem too . i start download queue and my ram usage is 400 mb but when i back in 7 hour later my ram usage is 1.5 gig . why this amount of ram waste and how to optimize this without restart windows because with this ram usage i cant run any game or any large program . PLz replay and ty for replay .
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13 Aug 2009   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jabdon View Post
...because with this ram usage i cant run any game or any large program . PLz replay and ty for replay .
Why have you tried? If I can start up Crysis on my crappy machine with only 2 GBs of RAM with Windows 7 (and Vista) that has had no services turned off...really...Worrying about RAM usage is a waste of time. Why is it I can have zero problems concerning RAM on my 2 GB system, even with Vista, and not have a single problem? Even when I run my memory intensive applications, multiple running vmware machines, photoshop cs4, games, etc.

Do you think I worry about my RAM usage? Sitting here watching task manager at my idle usage? No not in the slightest. If you have more then 2 GB of RAM, do us a favor...Shut up about RAM usage! Seriously.
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13 Aug 2009   #16
JackStoreySH

Win7
 
 

as long as ure comp don't get up to 60% + ure fine, when it gets to 85% i would delete it or u would get BSOD
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13 Aug 2009   #17
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackStoreySH View Post
as long as ure comp don't get up to 60% + ure fine, when it gets to 85% i would delete it or u would get BSOD
That is ridiculous. You do not get a BSOD by going over 85% of RAM usage. If the computer uses more RAM then it has, it will page it out. If you kill the page file...well that is your fault.
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13 Aug 2009   #18
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I use my machine for pleasure not work
You're fine with 4GB.
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13 Aug 2009   #19
JackStoreySH

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
That is ridiculous. You do not get a BSOD by going over 85% of RAM usage. If the computer uses more RAM then it has, it will page it out. If you kill the page file...well that is your fault.
85% is where i would reccomend deleting it, I DIDN'T SAY IT WOULD BSOD ON 85% it BSOD's at around 94 - 98%
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13 Aug 2009   #20
Jabdon

Windows 7 Build 7600 RTM
 
 

i use 2 gig of ram and when 1.5 gig of this wast how i can run crysis ?
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