Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Sephirox, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Sephirox

    Sephirox MDL Novice

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    Hi, I am currently running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate on a computer I am about to do a complete upgrade on hardware but lately I am experiencing only about 40% to 35% of free Ram on a 4GB setup...How can I look at what is using my ram cause that is just when doing nothing at all, no apps or nothing open.

    Can someone help me to track down this. As I want to get this solve before upgrading and finding myself in the same situation.
     
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  3. Slakeon

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    #3 Slakeon, Jul 11, 2011
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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a really powerful tool. If something is there it will detect it.

    x86 is going to make things even slower...
     
  4. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    This is pretty normal for w7 x64.. and honestly x32 isnt really much better, just that less paging is needed (it can run fine with 1GB RAM, but being fast with that much is another story). 4GB is good for both, 6GB is GREAT, 8+ is Perfect.

    RAM is cheap... welcome to 2011 where DDR3 costs nothing, honestly DO NOT SAVE ON THE RAM, this improves ALOT :)
     
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  5. Belarathon

    Belarathon MDL Senior Member

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    Yeah, that's pretty normal....don't worry about. You should use the RAM...not conserve it.
     
  6. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    Uhm? THIS IS NORMAL it will leech about 2-3GB in Idle (this is WITHOUT PAGING)
     
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  8. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #8 Shenj, Jul 13, 2011
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  9. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #9 Shenj, Jul 13, 2011
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    Yes but i say it again its completly normal if you have enough ram, as Windows will page less, meaning more ram will be used.
    Throwing in some "is not normal" is just wrong :)
    Also depends on what programs he uses, chrome for example eats alot of memory for it's speed :)

    I just wanted to get the point straight that there is nothing wrong here! :cool:

    If your example you have 4GB ram and your Windows only seem to use 1GB for x64, it's paging to much and something is really wrong. (heck even 32bit windows uses more ram than 1gb..) Everyone seems to forget about Paging, which will offload alot of data onto HDD to free RAM. Thats why you only see like 1GB ram useage, cause the rest is on your HDD :)

    But really if he goes with new hardware, He should re-install anyway, so this might also get rid of a few bloat stuff he got over the time that starts up with windows, but for gods sake.. do not save on memory, having 2GB or 8GB is like day and night
     
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  10. mongen

    mongen MDL Junior Member

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    seems high, but remember unused RAM is wasted RAM. Might as well get W7 shoving everything you need into RAM, seeing as you paid for it.
     
  11. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    is kernel paging related to the pagefile on win7 ultimate x64?
     
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