how much ram does your win 7 use? :)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by killercat, May 30, 2010.

  1. killercat

    killercat MDL Member

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    i was having 2 gb all these days.. installed 1 gb more today, umm before i installed it,it was using 398,400 + after start up.. but now its using 500,600+ at start up..is it normal? :rolleyes: just wondering.. and do let me know your start up usages :D
     
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  2. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    #2 Calistoga, May 30, 2010
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    Windows operates after the principle that unused RAM is useless RAM. Since it doesn't do anything while not being used, Windows will work its ass off to load as much as possible into the RAM, in order to speed up the computer. If another program requires used-up memory, that memory will be paged to the page file ;)

    My computer have been running for one day and four hours now, and the RAM usage is at 57%, with a lot of applications loaded and running (2 GB DDR2) everything runs quite smoothly. It was a completely different story with Vista back in those days...
     
  3. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    I am running win7 with 1GB ram,it uses only 55% of it,i feel satified with it.
     
  4. EclipseSin

    EclipseSin MDL Member

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    It's just holding more files in memory for more apps you use most often now so they launch quicker.. Probably.. I think it's the superfetch service. I forget which one to be honest, but I believe it's from that. Wouldn't see any other reason for it to spike like that... Unless you got adwarez and crap.

    Most likely the memory that is being used now (putting it at 500,600+ ) is flagged as "Available" memory. It's being used, but not accessed (storing files for your unopened apps you use) so it can just overwrite it. If you understand what I'm saying, then you probably get the gist of it. If not, maybe someone else can help. Don't know how else to explain it. This is my guess anyways. I been up since yesterday. Wooo! GL
     
  5. killercat

    killercat MDL Member

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    thanks for the responses.. will we be able to use loaders after sp1 update??o_O
     
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  6. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    A little off topic, but yeah I think so. Can't really say anything for sure though, until SP1 is actually released ;)
     
  7. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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  8. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Coldboot: just under 1GB of 3GB..
    After starting apps; roughly 1.2 GB

    Note thats what everest shows right after login, windows memory use will climb to roughly 1 GB when computer calmed down :p
     
  9. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    After bboting int W7 x64 i generally am using 1 to 1.5gb of 4gb. Pretty fair id say. Ive never maxed out the ram even running mulyiple monitors and apps. :)
     
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  10. xiezhoupeng351_

    xiezhoupeng351_ MDL Junior Member

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    I use around 900MB out of 2GB when nothing is running (except Norton Internet Security 2010). But usually totally should be under 1.5GB
     
  11. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    #11 acyuta, Jun 3, 2010
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    At system startup on win 7 ult. X64, I see a usable memory of around 3.5GB (total RAM of 5GB).
     
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  12. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    Sorry, do not use freaking Vista at all.
     
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  13. Wonder.Wonder.Wonder

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    #13 Wonder.Wonder.Wonder, Jun 6, 2010
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    1GB out of 2GB
     
  14. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    I have 4 GB of DDR3, running Win7 x86 Ultimate.
    ATM the Windows Task Mgr says I'm using 1.08 GB.
     
  15. neon1

    neon1 MDL Novice

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    depends on how many progs u have at start up
     
  16. Misaki2010

    Misaki2010 MDL Addicted

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    Installed 4 GB RAM
    Can use 3 GB RAM (because I use 32-bit OS)
    Using 550 MB RAM (I stopped some Windows Services because I didn't needed them)

    Programs opened - Kaspersky Internet Security 2011
     
  17. killercat

    killercat MDL Member

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    vista is cool to me :D but yes win 7 rocks :/ don;t know why but i just got this stoopid habit of switching to vista/7 every few days lol btw i want to check my boot up speed..like i saw a thread where ppl posted screen shots of their boot times.. i want to do that too :D can anyone post the link of that thread here :D
     
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  18. altrego99

    altrego99 MDL Novice

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    I have 3GB, running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

    I see ram usage between 1.1GB to 1.6GB with normal usage - i.e. Firefox, Windows explorer, and may be command prompt, control panel open.
     
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  19. anarchyg

    anarchyg MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I have been using windows 7 since it was released in the beta version and now having the ultimate version. I have found that win 7 uses almost around 50 percent of the RAM even if the RAM is 2GB,3GB or 4GB. What it does is it loads 50% of the RAM with the current running process and then rest is saved in the swap/page memory. For getting the best out of the Win 7 you should have at-least 1GB RAM.
     
  20. ahyanglf

    ahyanglf MDL Novice

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    I use around 512MB out of 2GB when nothing is running .