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Windows 7: Extremely high memory usage

04 Mar 2012   #1

64 bit OS, Windows 7 Home Basic
Extremely high memory usage

i have a windows 7 home basic with a 64bit OS. the problem that I am experiencing with my pc is very high RAM usage The RAM usage is around 70% when i have chrome on and around 90% when im playing a game, and around 50% when i just log in . Furthermore my CPU usage flutuates from 1% to 40%. my installed RAM is 2GB(1.82gb usable) and processor is intel(r)core(tm)i3 CPU.

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04 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Two gigs of ram is the absolute minimum (64 bit) for just your basic surfing. Add gaming and you will soon run out of memory.
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04 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 8 Pro

Previously i had 3 GB RAM on 64 bit and frankly it was not enough for heavy stuff and more than browsing.

Your RAM usage is normal under these conditions.I would advise to upgrade your RAM to atleast 4 GB.DDR3 RAM's are pretty cheap these days.

Visit this site RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at and have a check of how much RAM your system can support.You can always buy 1x2 GB RAM stick or 1x4 GB RAM stick.
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04 Mar 2012   #4

64 bit OS, Windows 7 Home Basic

thanks i think i should get more ram
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04 Mar 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Windows 7/64 don't really get going until you stick at least 4 gigs of ram in it.
Filling in your specs would help us help you.
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05 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 pro

I have 4 gigs of ram in both my windows 7 pcs and I'm thinking upgrading to 8 gigs in my laptop to speed it up. My laptop runs. Core2duo processor and ddr2 800, it's a older 1530xps.

My computer would literally freeze for a minute then kick back in again.
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