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Windows 7: Extremely High Memory Usage

26 Aug 2009   #11
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

What AV? Is either indexing or win media sharing running?


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26 Aug 2009   #12
AMG

Win 7 RTM Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
What AV? Is either indexing or win media sharing running?
If you mean anti-virus its Mcafee Viruscan enterprise 8.7i.
Win media Sharing is off and indexing is on i think
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26 Aug 2009   #13
AMG

Win 7 RTM Ultimate x86
 
 

Im preparing to return to vista...never thought i'd ever say that but I cant handle it any longer...
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26 Aug 2009   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AMG View Post
Im preparing to return to vista...never thought i'd ever say that but I cant handle it any longer...
I'm quite surprised to here you say that Vista was alright with 1GB of RAM. My experience shows that 7 is a bit easier on the system resources. Either way, I'd see about bumping up the amount of ram you have.
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26 Aug 2009   #15
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

when this is happening, in process tab is anything shown as using the memory? Does it stay that way or release without re-booting?
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26 Aug 2009   #16
AMG

Win 7 RTM Ultimate x86
 
 

I'v used vista ultimate for about 2years on my current system without hassle, even during (light) photoshop use.

No there are no process to account for the increase in memory usage and the only way to solve it but sometimes after a while it goes away.Im taking long to reply becasue its happening right now.

Should I try a fresh install again?
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26 Aug 2009   #17
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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If it wasnt doing this all along in win 7 a clean re-install would help. Since it didnt do this in vista it shouldnt in win 7
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26 Aug 2009   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree with ziggag on this one....you really shouldn't be having this problem. Of course, neither of us have likely run Win7 on a box with 1GB of RAM either.
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26 Aug 2009   #19
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

i can confirm that 1gig is sufficient to run 7. my memory usage has yet to exceed 60% with all my usual apps running (A/V, Firefox, media player, etc)

im puzzled at your issue. maybe a fresh, clean install WILL be the best thing to fix this.
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26 Aug 2009   #20
AMG

Win 7 RTM Ultimate x86
 
 

As sonn as my backup is done i'll be re-installing and i'll be back to let you know that the problem is sorted...hopefully
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