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Windows 7: 39% RAM usage when Idling?

28 Jun 2010   #1
rsp

Windows 7
 
 
39% RAM usage when Idling?

My CPU is fine it's idling at 0% - 3% but my RAM is never going down passed 39%. I'm using the classic theme with minimal everything and I really don't know what's going on. I have 2gb of gaming RAM.


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28 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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If you download this, you will find out what is using your memory. Whatever the source, I do not think that it is a problem.

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28 Jun 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Don't worry about it. Its fine.
Until there is a high level of page faults do not concern yourself with memory.
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28 Jun 2010   #4
rsp

Windows 7
 
 

Well the problem is, when playing Quake Live, which is a browser based game, or watching a video stream, it slows down and laggs up for about 30 seconds - 1 minute. It's a fresh install of Win7 by the way.
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28 Jun 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) My systems idle at about 30% RAM (thats about 1 gig). You couldnt be more minimal than me, trust me.

2) 2 gb is the bare minimum ram requirement for win7. I dont know what your gaming ram specs are, but would just say get more if you want to game on that PC. 4 gigs should help. Upgrading to faster ram should also help.
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28 Jun 2010   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsp View Post
Well the problem is, when playing Quake Live, which is a browser based game, or watching a video stream, it slows down and laggs up for about 30 seconds - 1 minute. It's a fresh install of Win7 by the way.
Are you positive it is your RAM that is causing that?
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28 Jun 2010   #7
rsp

Windows 7
 
 

It's reaching max CPU and RAM, so I'm assuming.
I thought Win7 was not supposed to be a hog..
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28 Jun 2010   #8
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Is it a clean install or an OEM? if its OEM, then there might be some bloatware on it. You can use Process Explorer to see more details easily on what is running.

You can also use PCDecrapifier to get rid of bloatware and other programs you didn't install or didn't want installed.
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30% is normal. I have 4G of ram and idle at 1.2G used. Win7 uses this ram but there are things you can turn off or set to a different time in the Task Scheduler as well. You can also disable a lot of the programs from loading at startup by using MSConfig.
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28 Jun 2010   #9
rsp

Windows 7
 
 

Clean install. That's kinda ridiculous, but I suppose I need more RAM in the end. Thanks guys.
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28 Jun 2010   #10
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What kind of antivirus software are you running, if any?
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