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Windows 7: Windows's 7 memory

07 Mar 2010   #1
Dj Aligator

Windows 7
 
 
Windows's 7 memory

I have 3.5GB ram and with hard i can maintain 1.5gb free. If i play a game or do something that process a little the pc i get just 400mb free ram and that slow my pc the graphic of a game start to mess up.

Is there a way to have a good memory on x32 or i must upgrade it to x64?

CPU E8600
3.5GB RAM


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07 Mar 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

There are a couple of things that you can do... Open up msconfig from a command prompt and check the startup tab .... disable everything that you dont need...I only run my antivirus and firewall ... Open up your task manager and check what process are running...some of these can also be ended, and free up more memory... Hope this helps
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07 Mar 2010   #3
Dj Aligator

Windows 7
 
 

the problem is that i need that programs to run. Some of them are for windows and some are for other application that i use.
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07 Mar 2010   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dj Aligator View Post
the problem is that i need that programs to run. Some of them are for windows and some are for other application that i use.
This is always a compromise - what you have to do is be very harsh and think about each entry - "do I need this running all the time or can I load it only when I need it". A lot of programs we use will automatically add a "helper App" to the start-up, these are rarely actually needed to run the full app but they do take up memory.

One thing I have seen done before is to set up a special user that does not have any unneeded start-up programs, just for gaming, if you are not playing online games then you can even do without your AV and Firewall - but this will take a lot of thought and quite a bit of tinkering with start-ups so is not for the feint hearted
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07 Mar 2010   #5
Dj Aligator

Windows 7
 
 

if i upgrade it to x64 i will still have that problem or not anymore?

If right now it use 2GB RAM when i will have it on x64 it will still use just 2GB ram on idle?
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07 Mar 2010   #6
PeteC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dj Aligator View Post
I have 3.5GB ram and with hard i can maintain 1.5gb free. If i play a game or do something that process a little the pc i get just 400mb free ram and that slow my pc the graphic of a game start to mess up.

Is there a way to have a good memory on x32 or i must upgrade it to x64?

CPU E8600
3.5GB RAM
That should not have any real issue on the graphics performance of your games...unless you are running a system with integrated graphics, in which case game performance will not be great at any rate.

I am guessing that you mean that you have 4gb ram on a machine running Win 7 32 bit, right? Most games are still 32bit anyways, and will run no better in Win 7 64bit than they will in Win 7 32bit, which is their "native" environment anyways.

Do not be fooled by "available memory"...Win 7, as Vista before that, does a good job freeing up memory when an active application calls for it. With the amount of ram in your system, "free memory" should NOT be an issue. You may have a bottleneck somewhere else in your system, but I doubt this is a memory issue.

There are a number of good reasons to run a 64 bit OS, but for most folks, game play performance is not one of them.

P.S. Although Tews is correct in that you can free up system resources by not running features/functions, that really should not be necassary, and as you correctly noted, only prevents you from accessing needed functions and programs. You should only disable start up options that you truly will not need or miss!
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07 Mar 2010   #7
Dj Aligator

Windows 7
 
 

i disabled some programs and seems diferent now.
Now i want to know what is with this start up thing to know wich to disable more. When it start the pc that programs where are in start up will automatic run and if i disable them will not automatic run anymore just when i choose them to run?


PeteC
The were problems after like 30min when it runs out of memory like 200mb and then game crash.
I don't have integrated video card.
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07 Mar 2010   #8
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I only have 3 apps running on startup.

1. Microsoft Security Essentials
2. Malwarebytes
3. Desktop Gadgets
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07 Mar 2010   #9
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dj Aligator View Post
i disabled some programs and seems diferent now.
Now i want to know what is with this start up thing to know wich to disable more. When it start the pc that programs where are in start up will automatic run and if i disable them will not automatic run anymore just when i choose them to run?


PeteC
The were problems after like 30min when it runs out of memory like 200mb and then game crash.
I don't have integrated video card.
So your saying you DO NOT have a video card installed and you are using the motherboard for graphics ?
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07 Mar 2010   #10
Dj Aligator

Windows 7
 
 

I have a video card installed.
But when the pc run a memory it start to mess up some things dosen't matter that you have cpu or video card hight. On game is graphics crashes on programs crashes bugs no results.
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