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I'll look it over, thx
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It may may not help you, I had to read it like 4 different times.
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It may may not help you, I had to read it like 4 different times.
At this point, anything's worth a shot. If I wasn't so used to Vista, I'd go back to XP, but I love the sidebar too much.
post #24 of 37
At least the tenth thread about this :: Again, this behavior is normal. Vista simply populates the unused ram via "system idle process" in order to keep the communications open and hence make your apps run faster when you go to open them.
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Just curious, does the computer seem slower when the useage is up?
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At least the tenth thread about this :: Again, this behavior is normal. Vista simply populates the unused ram via "system idle process" in order to keep the communications open and hence make your apps run faster when you go to open them.
R3ap3R, blupupher makes a good point that I probably didn't explain this correctly.

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Just curious, does the computer seem slower when the useage is up?
blupupher, yes, it does.

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Let me explain a little further to everyone.

I understand that the PC will use more RAM when installing
software or gaming or certain other things, that it will find the best use
for it, and also that it will free it up when it's not using it.

When my PC is idle, it uses around 25-35%(1-1.2GB) of my RAM. When Gaming, it'll use about 50-75%(2-3GB, depending on the game). When installing programs that don't max out my RAM, it'll take up about 45-50%(1.8-2GB).

The issue comes when I go to install certain software programs, the software
will start installing as usual, with no more than 50% of RAM being used.
Then, part way into the install, the RAM usage will climb - 55%, 65%, 75%,
and keep going up until it reaches 100%.

Once it reaches 100%, the system performance will start to lag until the RAM
frees up. The problem with that is, it never goes back below 95% usage until
I restart my PC - even after the install is done. I can't game or even use
simple programs like IE or Word because they'll lock up my PC with the RAM
usage at 100%.

I know that I have the 4GB for a reason, and I do want to see all of it
used, but clearly there is an issue with Windows and how it's caching the RAM - especially if it's not freeing it up for other programs once it's done with
it.

The issue is, whatever is allocating the RAM is not deallocating
it for other uses within Windows or other programs - it's not deallocating it
AT ALL, unless I defrag the RAM which forces a deallocation.

Being that it forces a deallocation that goes from 100% used RAM down to
about 30% used RAM, that says to me that it's a Memory Leak of some sort.
post #27 of 37
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R3ap3R, blupupher makes a good point that I probably didn't explain this correctly.



blupupher, yes, it does.

------------------------------------------------

Let me explain a little further to everyone.

I understand that the PC will use more RAM when installing
software or gaming or certain other things, that it will find the best use
for it, and also that it will free it up when it's not using it.

When my PC is idle, it uses around 25-35%(1-1.2GB) of my RAM. When Gaming, it'll use about 50-75%(2-3GB, depending on the game). When installing programs that don't max out my RAM, it'll take up about 45-50%(1.8-2GB).

The issue comes when I go to install certain software programs, the software
will start installing as usual, with no more than 50% of RAM being used.
Then, part way into the install, the RAM usage will climb - 55%, 65%, 75%,
and keep going up until it reaches 100%.

Once it reaches 100%, the system performance will start to lag until the RAM
frees up. The problem with that is, it never goes back below 95% usage until
I restart my PC - even after the install is done. I can't game or even use
simple programs like IE or Word because they'll lock up my PC with the RAM
usage at 100%.

I know that I have the 4GB for a reason, and I do want to see all of it
used, but clearly there is an issue with Windows and how it's caching the RAM - especially if it's not freeing it up for other programs once it's done with
it.

The issue is, whatever is allocating the RAM is not deallocating
it for other uses within Windows or other programs - it's not deallocating it
AT ALL, unless I defrag the RAM which forces a deallocation.

Being that it forces a deallocation that goes from 100% used RAM down to
about 30% used RAM, that says to me that it's a Memory Leak of some sort.

Did you run the 4GB patch from M$?
post #28 of 37
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Did you run the 4GB patch from M$?
There's a 4GB Patch for Vista? I guess I haven't run it yet. If you could let me know what it is, that'd be great and I'll go ahead and install it to see if it helps. Thx.
post #29 of 37
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There's a 4GB Patch for Vista? I guess I haven't run it yet. If you could let me know what it is, that'd be great and I'll go ahead and install it to see if it helps. Thx.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777

Its included in SP1 that is released tomorrow as well.
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777

Its included in SP1 that is released tomorrow as well.
I checked it out and it said that "This update does not apply to your system." Might be because I already have SP1 installed. Thx for the link though.
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