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Windows 7: Very high physical memory usage all the time

16 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Very high physical memory usage all the time

For the past month or so my computer has been using a ton of physical memory. It usually hovers around 60% and slows things down quite a bit.

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16 Aug 2014   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Looks like Firefox is using a ton of resources.

Try doing some of the things listed in this tutorial and see if you can get it down:

Also, are you using Spotify/Skype all the time? Figuring out what is up with Firefox and stopping Skype/Spotify if you don't need it would help.

You could also simply get more ram. Its not that expensive and its one of the best things you can do to speed up your PC, especially with your specific problem.
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17 Aug 2014   #3

W7, W8.1

^^^ agree, unless you got an -immense- number of open tabs (or visiting some very special sites) FF should not use that much, check what's going on, eventually reinstall it.

Here's my quite normal FF behavior, 6 tabs incl. playing a youtube video.

Generally about memory, it's there to be used, even with those 88 processes you still have quite some memory available.

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22 Aug 2014   #4

Win 7 X86 Professional

its good for RAM to be used and you may not know this but it you go on resource manager and memory you will se that not much is free 1~6mb free for me as the rest is used as inactive ram so say I have two users logged on to a pc that has say 1gb ram it cant store any users in the ram so is very sluggish at switching but say that same machine has 4gb ram both of them will be in ram so you can flick through them quickly
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27 Aug 2014   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Do you use a Nvidia Graphics card?
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