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Windows 7: Free up RAM

08 Mar 2010   #31
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

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Hey guys, I want to know if there is a way to free up RAM. I have 1 GB of slow RAM and it is at 60% full when idle. No programs running either. When I click on a few programs like OpenOffice and Chrome, it shoots up to about 80% full. Are there any non-essential processes that I can just kill in order to free this up (other than the programs I'm running)?

Thanks in advance!
On XP, I've used CleanMem. It worked well by freeing up ram for let's say Firefox which would/could jump up into the couple hundred megs fairly quick.
CleanMem v.1.4.2 | PcWinTech.com?
CleanMem seems to work equally as well for Win 7. At first I thought not since it would only free up about 40 to 50 mb. The other day, I decided to right click the shortcut > properties > compatibility and selected "Run this program as administrator". Once done with that, clicking CleanMem dropped the mem usage a ton.


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08 Mar 2010   #32
pokora22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My card got it's own 512 as I said :P Here's a screen from GPUZ. (And it's is really pretty good for gaming - goes on with Crysis on high settings xD)



And for system cache I got windows default which is 2047 MB

EDIT: It seems to be some kind of bug. I noticed it doesn't happen every single time. And if it does, CleanMem does it's job perfectly.. so... I think it's kinda solved, although not fully eliminated ; )
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08 Mar 2010   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

post deleted - I just noticed that the poster is not even amongst us any more.
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08 Mar 2010   #34
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

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CleanMem seems to work equally as well for Win 7. At first I thought not since it would only free up about 40 to 50 mb. The other day, I decided to right click the shortcut > properties > compatibility and selected "Run this program as administrator". Once done with that, clicking CleanMem dropped the mem usage a ton.
And would just come right back to where it is at. CleanMem just balloons and forces everything else into the pagefile.
Don't think so.
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08 Mar 2010   #35
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Just now run it, here's before
Free up RAM-capture.jpg

Here's after
Free up RAM-capture2.jpg


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08 Mar 2010   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Just now run it, here's before
Attachment 59507

Here's after
Attachment 59508
Sorry Greg, but that does not prove a thing. These programs are as useful as a shot in the knee. If you want to understand what is going on, you need an exact list of all the processes that have been quiesced.
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08 Mar 2010   #37
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

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Just now run it, here's before
Attachment 59507

Here's after
Attachment 59508
Sorry Greg, but that does not prove a thing. These programs are as useful as a shot in the knee. If you want to understand what is going on, you need an exact list of all the processes that have been quiesced.
It does if you know what you're doing and understand it as you say. You obviously do not understand CleanMem and what it does.

The images are meters and not just edited images of numbers. The other poster said that it forced the clean memory into pagefile. My response to that was that it doesn't and provided my proof.
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08 Mar 2010   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What proof? But if you religiously believe in it, so be it.
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08 Mar 2010   #39
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

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What proof? But if you religiously believe in it, so be it.
No it's not religion. I gave the proof in the screenshot. The pagefile actually shrunk contrary to what the other poster stated. Where's your proof that it does no good?
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08 Mar 2010   #40
JimLewandowski

 
 

Based on paging algorithms, the least-recently-used pages (those with cobwebs) will get bumped to the page file IF you end up swamping all of RAM. So, until something you are RUNNING or need ends up on the paging file, don't worry about what % of RAM is in use.
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