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Windows 7: Physical Memory limited to 50% (2.0 GB)

28 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Physical Memory limited to 50% (2.0 GB)

I just checked the performance monitor which running Premire Pro, Skype, Firefox and Word together. The CPU Usage went up to 100% but the Physical Memory was stuck at 50-52%. I dont want half my memory to go waste

How can i solve this issue?

Please help


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28 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

You don't want to be using all of the memory... Programs need unused memory to process well...

If it was at 100 %, you'd see a lot of slowness...
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28 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

You could "solve" this issue by: opening 2 dozen tabs in Firefox, making a video conference call in Skype, editing a large document with graphics etc. in Word and running a batch render in Premiere Pro but Elan is right
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28 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Open Resource Monitor > Start type "resource monitor" > go to the Memory tab > Physical Memory. If the dark blue bar is almost near the end, your computer is using your RAM to its fullest. Standby is cached RAM.
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29 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Elan & Corazon: Thx for sharing your knowledge with me!
logicearth: the dark blue bar occupies more than half of the whole!
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29 Sep 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I don't think you have a problem. Here is my current Resource Monitor picture and I consider that as completely normal.

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