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  • Question

  • Hi

    My current set up is running Win 7 64bit, I have an Intel i7 950 and 24gb of DDR3 memory.

    When i look in windows resource monitor I see this, which looks a bit worrying to me - why is all that memory not free?

    http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/4930/screenshot031g.jpg

    But my main reason for posting is that I'd like to know if there is anyway to optimise windows when such a lot of ram is installed - page files etc?

    thanks for any tips or info

     

    Monday, November 15, 2010 3:40 PM

Answers

  • As Andre said, it's ok. That is optimised. When an app or process needs it, it's there in memory. Tinkering with it will only hurt the performance. i series processors run differently (execute) than previous versions.

    What is your Windows Experience Index? Most likely 7 or 8 range.

    Do you notice any performance issues? I would venture a guess that it's very fast.  

    Enable the CPU meter gadget (right-click desktop) and set the properties for always on top. Watch your  cpu\memory usage as you perform various tasks. Not very quantitative, but fun.

    • Marked as answer by buggerlugs Monday, November 22, 2010 12:48 AM
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1:04 PM

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  • Standby = cached data by Superfetch. This is ok.

    To know what is loaded, run RAMMap:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ff700229.aspx

     


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, November 15, 2010 6:42 PM
  • As Andre said, it's ok. That is optimised. When an app or process needs it, it's there in memory. Tinkering with it will only hurt the performance. i series processors run differently (execute) than previous versions.

    What is your Windows Experience Index? Most likely 7 or 8 range.

    Do you notice any performance issues? I would venture a guess that it's very fast.  

    Enable the CPU meter gadget (right-click desktop) and set the properties for always on top. Watch your  cpu\memory usage as you perform various tasks. Not very quantitative, but fun.

    • Marked as answer by buggerlugs Monday, November 22, 2010 12:48 AM
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1:04 PM
  • My Windows Experience Index is 5.9 because of my hard disk (10,000 rpm sata2) other than that ram/cpu is 7.5 and graphics are 7.6

    SSd's arent really of interest to me because of the low storage/high price. I did try a raptor drive but I found it only added 0.1 to the index score and that tiny improvement wasnt worth the compromise in storage space.

    My motherboard has SATA3 so i dont know if that would give improvement.

    Generally my computer is really speedy though and i have no complaints, I was just wondering if there were any things i should be aware of with having so much memory :)

    One thing i had was when trying to export a 100k illustrator file to a psd document - i recieve an "out of memory" error when i turn on anti-aliasing. I'm thinking thats something bad with their program though as my computer cant possibly run out of memory performing that task.

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 12:05 AM
  • Generally my computer is really speedy though and i have no complaints, I was just wondering if there were any things i should be aware of with having so much memory :)

    You can run multiple virtualized systems with ease. ;-)

    That must have been disappointing to have that "out of memory" message. I am sure their forum or support would be interested to know about that on this system configuration.

     

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:34 AM
  • One thing i had was when trying to export a 100k illustrator file to a psd document - i recieve an "out of memory" error when i turn on anti-aliasing.

    Is this a 32 or 64Bit Program? 32Bit applications can only use 2GB RAM.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 2:56 PM
  • One thing i had was when trying to export a 100k illustrator file to a psd document - i recieve an "out of memory" error when i turn on anti-aliasing.

    Is this a 32 or 64Bit Program? 32Bit applications can only use 2GB RAM.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Ah thats a good point, only photoshop has a native 64bit version.
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:07 PM