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Windows 7: Excessive RAM use

02 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit & 64-bit & 7 Starter
Excessive RAM use


I recently upgraded from a Packard Bell Denver 10/ 2GB RAM motherboard to an ASUS P5G41T-M/ 4GB RAM motherboard on my desktop, and kept my processor, a Pentium E2160 dual core, and I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. With the Packard Bell motherboard, after switching on the PC all applications start to power down on RAM use after 2 minutes, and this is shown in Task Manager/ Processes as it happens. With the ASUS motherboard, there is no powering down of RAM use, but a powering up instead. Running the same applications, the Packard Bell usually settled at 550MB in Performance/ memory; the ASUS is 1.01GB. Why is this?

I have an HP Mini 3610/ 2GB RAM running Windows 7 starter and the applications also power down in Task Manager after 2 minutes.

What is the likely explanation for the ASUS/ 4GB RAM issue?

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02 Nov 2011   #2
Storm Shadow

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1

I don't the why this happens? But hope someone here may try to help you.
I also like to know the reason behind it.
Take Care
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02 Nov 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Windows 7 will manage the memory it has available. It will keep closed programs in memory to speed relaunching unless the memory is needed for something else. Think about it. There isn't much point in having a lot of memory if it isn't being used.
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