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Windows Windows 7 RAM usage issues

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Rat1sully, 18 Feb 2010.

  1. Rat1sully

    Rat1sully At Least Skt478 Never Broke

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    i'm doing a degree in electrical engineering so i know far too much about how they work to an atomic level but i still seem to learn new things the more i delv

    that's a good idea hadn't looked at a bios updat though i'm not sure that'll do anything for the memory as the controller in on the cpu, however won't hurt to give it a go
     
  2. Denis_iii

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    not sure what your pagefile is set to but might be worth trying
    1. set pagefile min/max to equal the total amount of RAM
    2. set pagefile to default of auto and keep it on your c:\

    have you checked your ram timings? i'm sure i read about a settin you can disable in win7 which will stop it pre-fetching commonly used applications/access files....but i'm leaning towards a issue between M$'s code and chipset drivers on this as some ppl are affected whilst others aren't.

    +1 to bios update + driver updates
     
  3. Rat1sully

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    [​IMG]

    thats what i've got my page file set to, don't see the harm in is as c and d are just partitions on the same drive so stuck it on e where there is plenty of space to avoid any performance hit (an old habit)
     
  4. Jux_Zeil

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    I am shocked at the system recomending a 6GB pagefile. The only slight problem that I can see with that is the thrashing that drive must have to do bacause of all the partitions. I'm probably going to get W7 so I'll let you know if I get the same problem but in the nean time you could check with M$ technet.com and see what they say.
    sorry we couldn't get this one sorted quickly for you.
     
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    Rat1sully At Least Skt478 Never Broke

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    OK I've come to the conclusion that it only notably does this when downloading things with Flashget so going to look into that angle
     
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    The results from that program are all incorrect for Windows 7. I would try and explain it, but here it is from a reputable source:
    http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/02/behind-the-windows-7-memory-usage-scaremongering.ars
    Basically, it's trying to read the "Free" memory which would always show the proper number in XP, but in Windows 7 the number to look at is Physical Memory.
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    That's a shot of my laptop right now, saying I only have 62MB "free" but my physical memory usage is only 45%. If I understand correctly, you're seeing something similar.
     
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    Yes that's true, but his problem is he's actually feeling the PC stutter at times, which is why he even looked up his performance in taskmanager.
     
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    your running w/o a page file? try setting a custom pagefile 4096-4096
     
  9. Jux_Zeil

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    It's only showing no pagefile for his C partition. He has for some reason put it on three partitions in on that drive.
     
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    to be fair i resource and task manager it gives me about .1 of a GB free so they line up for some reason

    there are only 2 partitions on the main drive, the windows partition for easy formatting and re-installation and the first storage partition, there are 4 drive of various sizes in here some contain old windows partitions that i'm still pulling data from when i have free time
     
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    ok this shows my problem quite clearly, only happens when using my download manager for a long time so i guess that's my memory hole.

    is there any way to flush the crap out so to speak?
     

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