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Hey all,

i just noticed that my system (with steam and waterfox open) only uses 2.2Gb ram...but i have 8Gb
when i open a program it feels a bit sluggish and slow, is there any way i can make windows use the ram better (or use more) so everything opens a bit faster?
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My 2 cents: disable pagefile completely. This way all files related to opened processes are kept in the RAM since Windows doesn't have where to "retire" them to. You have a reasonably fast disk subsystem, short-stroked even, so the next step would be to use an SSD as OS/app drive.
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but disabling pagefile can give problems with certain games if i remember it correctly
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
My 2 cents: disable pagefile completely. This way all files related to opened processes are kept in the RAM since Windows doesn't have where to "retire" them to. You have a reasonably fast disk subsystem, short-stroked even, so the next step would be to use an SSD as OS/app drive.
If the issue is in initially opening a program, it isn't a page file issue.

Windows shouldn't be paging data that often if there's so much free memory.
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
My 2 cents: disable pagefile completely. This way all files related to opened processes are kept in the RAM since Windows doesn't have where to "retire" them to. You have a reasonably fast disk subsystem, short-stroked even, so the next step would be to use an SSD as OS/app drive.
I recommend against disabling the page file. But this is an often debated topic.

@OP

If things feel slow with 8GB of RAM, how do things feel with 4GB?
    
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post
I recommend against disabling the page file. But this is an often debated topic.

@OP

If things feel slow with 8GB of RAM, how do things feel with 4GB?
about the same...4gb or 8 doesn't really make a difference
the usage also stays around 2Gb.
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Psycho666 View Post
Hey all,

i just noticed that my system (with steam and waterfox open) only uses 2.2Gb ram...but i have 8Gb
when i open a program it feels a bit sluggish and slow, is there any way i can make windows use the ram better (or use more) so everything opens a bit faster?
I hear this question quite often, and i hear it reguarding several things. "My CPU is only being used 50%, MY GPU is only using 45%, etc. etc. etc.

Its not like windows is holding back on you, it will use everything it can, its not sitting there residing in the registry laughing as its trolling you with your own RAM

Most likely its your HDD thats cluttered, maybe you should clean the reg and uninstall some unneeded programs or just do a fresh install.

To me a fresh install is like a new diaper........its awesome until you fill it up again.
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To me a fresh install is like a new diaper........its awesome until you fill it up again.
I hear you on some of those points,

But seriously you are still in Diapers !!

Also I suppose it keeps your a** warm in the winter
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post #9 of 22
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about the same...4gb or 8 doesn't really make a difference
the usage also stays around 2Gb.
What kind of tweaks have you made to your system, services, etc?

Is the RAM running at rated speeds and all that jive stuff?
    
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post #10 of 22
Do not disable page filing, I would recommend a SSD
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