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Windows 7 takes up half of 8GB ram?

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That's with just the usual programs running nothing extensively using the cpu/ram besides Firefox

And here people saying buying 8GB ram is a waste..
    
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Tab over to processes and sort by memory usage to see what's hogging your RAM.
    
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If what I've heard is correct, Windows 7 will utilize extra RAM. Vista did as well I think, but I might be wrong. Either way I know people running it on one gig and I personally run it butter smooth on my four.
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There's something wrong with that, I barely use up 1GB at startup with around 6-7 apps launched.
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how long u been on your computer?
i got 4GB ram, it doesn't use more then 2gb on idle.
but the longer my pc stay on, the more ram it will use...after 10 hours it will raise from 1.35GB to 2.15GB even on idle.
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Got four gigs myself, Win7 is sitting on 1.45 GB.
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No way! My RAM usage does not get that high when only firefox is open. Something isnt right there...
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Originally Posted by Arrec Barrwin View Post
Tab over to processes and sort by memory usage to see what's hogging your RAM.
Do this! ^^^^
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