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Windows 7: RAM Usage

04 Jan 2010   #21
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marseverywhere View Post
First post here. I can not figure out how to start a new thread, so I am piggy backing on here. Would someone, please, point me in the right direction.

My situation is that I run windows 7 64bit on a 32GB RAM, 3.0 GHz Xeon quad-core machine with RAID 0, striped, 10,000 RPM drives. I thought 64bit OSs were capable of using "lots" of RAM. I have tried to push things by running two dozen you tube videos, a WMP video and AVG full scan at max speed all running at once and the max RAM usage I get is 12% compared to RAM usage of 8% - 10% (depending on how long my machine has been on) with no apps open. What gives????????????
32Gb of RAM fro what your saying your not using your pc for very intensive stuff.... why on earth do you need that much? and using less RAM is a GOOD thing! if your not using it all it means that your PC is coping comfortably.... start worrying when under "normal" usage it starts using all the RAM and lagging.... but 32G is a bit excessive it has to be said... and X64 is capable of using all 32Gb IF its needed, obviously its not in your case

oh and to start a new thread just click the big yellow new thread button on the forum page....


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04 Jan 2010   #22
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I had 5gig ram utilisation earlier today, mostly used by web browsers since they all use ram for cache and mem leaks. But I had to close 2 of them down as my cpu was been hogged down for some reason. So just using 3.23 gig now.
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04 Jan 2010   #23
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marseverywhere View Post
First post here. I can not figure out how to start a new thread, so I am piggy backing on here. Would someone, please, point me in the right direction.

My situation is that I run windows 7 64bit on a 32GB RAM, 3.0 GHz Xeon quad-core machine with RAID 0, striped, 10,000 RPM drives. I thought 64bit OSs were capable of using "lots" of RAM. I have tried to push things by running two dozen you tube videos, a WMP video and AVG full scan at max speed all running at once and the max RAM usage I get is 12% compared to RAM usage of 8% - 10% (depending on how long my machine has been on) with no apps open. What gives????????????

Sounds like you're complaining because your pc is efficient. I wish I had your problem.
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04 Jan 2010   #24
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
I had 5gig ram utilisation earlier today, mostly used by web browsers since they all use ram for cache and mem leaks. But I had to close 2 of them down as my cpu was been hogged down for some reason. So just using 3.23 gig now.
and theres me hunting for leaks if i start using more than 1.8GB.... mind you that is for home use... no idea what you use yours for, i guess video editing etc would use alot more
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04 Jan 2010   #25
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
twilight zone

am i in the twilight zone.....weird just weird lol.......
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05 Jan 2010   #26
marseverywhere

Triple boot XP 64bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Ubuntu 9.04 64bit
 
 
I certainly am not complaining . . .

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WDAexodus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marseverywhere View Post
First post here. I can not figure out how to start a new thread, so I am piggy backing on here. Would someone, please, point me in the right direction.

My situation is that I run windows 7 64bit on a 32GB RAM, 3.0 GHz Xeon quad-core machine with RAID 0, striped, 10,000 RPM drives. I thought 64bit OSs were capable of using "lots" of RAM. I have tried to push things by running two dozen you tube videos, a WMP video and AVG full scan at max speed all running at once and the max RAM usage I get is 12% compared to RAM usage of 8% - 10% (depending on how long my machine has been on) with no apps open. What gives????????????

Sounds like you're complaining because your pc is efficient. I wish I had your problem.
I am certainly not complaining that I have resources to spare and then some. I was just curious as to why my RAM usage only went up from 2.5GB (8%) or 3.2GB (10%) at "ideal" to a max of about 4GB (12%) of RAM usage under "heavy" usage. I just thought that a 64bit OS would use much more RAM if it had it and I wondered why it did not. That is my question.
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05 Jan 2010   #27
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Go to task manager to be sure all your ram is recognized.
In search type memory diagnostic, to see if everything is ok. If these work out, do not worry about it your computer is working properly and will use the additional ram if needed.
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05 Jan 2010   #28
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marseverywhere View Post
I am certainly not complaining that I have resources to spare and then some. I was just curious as to why my RAM usage only went up from 2.5GB (8%) or 3.2GB (10%) at "ideal" to a max of about 4GB (12%) of RAM usage under "heavy" usage. I just thought that a 64bit OS would use much more RAM if it had it and I wondered why it did not. That is my question.
Probably your heavy usage is not heavy enough to fill 32 GBs, just a thought.
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05 Jan 2010   #29
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I would think that would be accurate usage based on what you described. I did the same with my 4 GB and was at about 85% usage. If you want to stress test your system make a movie while doing multi track audio editing with a program like Pro Tools. That'll make your RAM sweat a bit.
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06 Jan 2010   #30
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
I had 5gig ram utilisation earlier today, mostly used by web browsers since they all use ram for cache and mem leaks. But I had to close 2 of them down as my cpu was been hogged down for some reason. So just using 3.23 gig now.
and theres me hunting for leaks if i start using more than 1.8GB.... mind you that is for home use... no idea what you use yours for, i guess video editing etc would use alot more
home use, but my style of using a web browser isnt typical.

I tend to leave dozens and dozens of sites loaded in tabs just incase I need them again soon. I use maxthon, IE8, FF and opera. Opera and FF have saved states of over 50 tabs each, maxthon has another 40 or so, IE is only able to save one window worth of states which is 12 tabs however I usually have another 20 or 30 pages loaded at any given time. My machine has 6 gig of ram so using 5 gig wasnt a problem as such but my browsers were bogging the processor down.
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