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Why am I using so much memory?I just installed 2 new SSD's in Raid0.I also used this guide to optimize my SSD's:http://thessdreview.com/optimization...ation-guide-2/

Is it the SSD's using the memory?It's using 2200MB of 8182MB.
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I'm using 2500MB/8182MB right now Windows 7 adjusts, so if you have more memory, it uses up that memory. If you have less, well, it doesn't.
Though if I didn't have firefox and messenger running it'd be about slightly lower than you.

Though yes, good memory is very important for SSDs to allow release of full potential.
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I'm using 2500MB/8182MB right now Windows 7 adjusts, so if you have more memory, it uses up that memory. If you have less, well, it doesn't.
Though if I didn't have firefox and messenger running it'd be about slightly lower than you.

Though yes, good memory is very important for SSDs to allow release of full potential.
I thought so,Because before I got the SSD's(Was on HDD's),I was using 1800MB.
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I've done most the SSD 'tweaks and optimization' and I'm sitting at just over a gig used. If you disabled the PageFile then thats probably why you have higher usage. I don't remmeber for sure, but I don't think I disabled mine. I do have firefox limited to RAM though. Why are you worried about it if you have 8 gigs?

Ultimately it really has to do with all the programs you have running.

@xd_1771 Not calling your bluff, I believe you.... but do you have any reference for the claim about Win7 using more memory if you have it.
Edited by briangp - 2/21/11 at 8:01pm
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Up up Performance Monitor and check what is using your memory.
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I'm using 2500MB/8182MB right now Windows 7 adjusts, so if you have more memory, it uses up that memory. If you have less, well, it doesn't.
Though if I didn't have firefox and messenger running it'd be about slightly lower than you.

Though yes, good memory is very important for SSDs to allow release of full potential.
agreed


Win 7 definitely adjusts.

it seems to just sit at whatever ~30% is. i had 4x1gb, popped 2 sticks out and my memory usage stays at about 30%.

when i loaded up crysis on my 2gb, i was only using about 1400mb. Win 7 has great memory management.

its not a lot of memory, relative to the amount you have, OP.
    
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i'm sitting @ 2500MB
    
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