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Windows 7: RAM Usage and performance

19 Jun 2010   #1
koogen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
RAM Usage and performance

Hello there.

I just bought a new pc with the following configs:

Mainboard: MSI X 58 PRO-E
Processor: Core i7 920 @ 2.67 GHZ, 8MB Cache Memory.
RAM ; 2 X 2GB DDR 3(1333) KINGSTON
GRAPHICS; Geforce GT 220 1GB DDR 3
OS; WIN 7 ULTIMATE 64

I use my pc mainly for graphics designing. the problem is that whn idle my ram usage is @ 22/23/26 % varying from time to time.

Should i upgrade to 8 GB to increase performance in term of memory?? coz i run photoshop illustrator and freehand at the same time to perform designing tasks. so i just wanna know wether 4gb is too less for my system or how cabn i optimize my RAM usage?

Thanks


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19 Jun 2010   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koogen View Post
Hello there.

I just bought a new pc with the following configs:

Mainboard: MSI X 58 PRO-E
Processor: Core i7 920 @ 2.67 GHZ, 8MB Cache Memory.
RAM ; 2 X 2GB DDR 3(1333) KINGSTON
GRAPHICS; Geforce GT 220 1GB DDR 3
OS; WIN 7 ULTIMATE 64

I use my pc mainly for graphics designing. the problem is that whn idle my ram usage is @ 22/23/26 % varying from time to time.

Should i upgrade to 8 GB to increase performance in term of memory?? coz i run photoshop illustrator and freehand at the same time to perform designing tasks. so i just wanna know wether 4gb is too less for my system or how cabn i optimize my RAM usage?

Thanks

koogen;

I recommend you upgrade to 8 gigs to enable you to better use the graphic design programs you want.

Jan
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19 Jun 2010   #3
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Hello,

Are you just paying attention to the RAM statistics in task manager?

If you had no numbers or charts to look at, how would you rate your system performance? Is the machine bogging down?
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19 Jun 2010   #4
koogen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yea the Ram is at 25 % idle....when running photoshop it jumps to 35%!!!!!!! then slowly increases as i work on my designs up to 44%...
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19 Jun 2010   #5
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 



This is my task manager screen shot and all I'm doing is surfing Seven Forums. I am still nowhere close to maxing out 4 gigs of RAM though.

But if you want to double up your RAM and leave 4 gigs of it just standing by then, go for it.


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19 Jun 2010   #6
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koogen View Post
Mainboard: MSI X 58 PRO-E
Processor: Core i7 920 @ 2.67 GHZ, 8MB Cache Memory.
RAM ; 2 X 2GB DDR 3(1333) KINGSTON

I use my pc mainly for graphics designing.

Should i upgrade to 8 GB to increase performance in term of memory?? coz i run photoshop illustrator and freehand at the same time to perform designing tasks. so i just wanna know wether 4gb is too less for my system or how cabn i optimize my
For CAD, you want large amounts of RAM. Since you have an X58 and an i7 LGA 1366, why aren't you using triple channel? To maximize your memory potential, use either 6GB's or 12GB in a triple channel configuration... in other words, fill up all the slots with 2GB dimms.
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19 Jun 2010   #7
koogen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

hmmmm thats interesting...!!! bu still i shud be within budget!!!!
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19 Jun 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koogen View Post
Yea the Ram is at 25 % idle....when running photoshop it jumps to 35%!!!!!!! then slowly increases as i work on my designs up to 44%...
Call me thick, but I don't see a problem. The ram is there to be used, and at 44% it is still far from being all used.
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19 Jun 2010   #9
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koogen View Post
yea the ram is at 25 % idle....when running photoshop it jumps to 35%!!!!!!! Then slowly increases as i work on my designs up to 44%...
call me thick, but i don't see a problem. The ram is there to be used, and at 44% it is still far from being all used.
Exactly!
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19 Jun 2010   #10
koogen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The ram should be used to maximize outputs...think gonna upgrade to 12GB bcoz of my 3d apps...
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