Maximum memory usage in Win 7 64 bit

By spencer22l ยท 7 replies
Aug 28, 2009
  1. I've had it for a few days now and I usually have my comp 24/7 on.

    I got 4 gb ram so that's pretty much why I went for 64 bit.

    I noticed that once or twice a day, the ram goes up to the max 4gb...

    I disabled Windows Search and Superfetch but it still happened today

    I had to reboot. I took some screen shots.

    1 each of before and after reboot from the taskmanager and the resource monitor.

    Resource Monitor before reboot

    Resource Monitor after reboot

    taskmanager before reboot

    taskmanager after reboot

    I don't know what to do...

    I heard that it's because I got too much 32bit software in 64bit...
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I believe Vista & Windows 7 are built to use up as much memory as available. It will use that to mostly do software caches (so they launch faster) so I think it's quite normal for your memory to be used at maximum.

    I have 8GB myself & the task manager always mentions that I have zero free memory. If your system isn't crawling to the point of being unusable I think you have nothing to worry about, the OS is simply doing its "thing".
  3. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    The problem is that it does get difficult to do things.
    Like I noticed it while I was on firefox just reading stuff online and the scrolling lagged and I checked and it was full again.

    Also I never had this problem in Vista cus I was using it until a few days ago..

    Any other suggestions :(
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    you went through all the trouble of taking screenshots, but then you cropped out the relevant information.

    I agree with didou though, vista and 7 use superfetch, so you aren't going to have much free ram. And if you are having problems, then my only answer is you are using a prerelease OS, when you agreed to installing that you pretty much signed up for something were you can expect to have problems.
  5. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Right, this is the manufacturer version...

    Guess I need the official one cus these problems.
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    this is the the first i have heard of 7, or Vista using all the ram available, it doesn't happen to me or anyone I know using either OS, i have 8GB of Ram myself and at idle it uses 2-2.4Gb, are you saying it should be using more than that? i actually wish that more of my ram would be used regularly, rather than only when i am using cad or something. any ideas? also i was wondering if perhaps spencer had his page file turned off or set very low.
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well here's an example. The task manager says it's using around 25% of physical memory yet if you look to the left you'll see that it says about 2GB of memory is "free". So even though you (the user) are using up a quarter, doesn't mean the system isn't using up the rest.

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  8. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    I forgot to take screenshot of that because I knew and checked that it was around 100% and very low was free too around 10 or less and it was using full 4 gb.

    Oh, and also, is it possible that this happens because I got too much 32bit programs and I'm using a 64bit??
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