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I am running windows 7 home premium.... i don't have anything open except google chrome.

Task manager is telling me i have 1.55 memory being currently used.

Is that normal given that i only have my browser open; that normal?
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It can be. How many processes does Task Manager say you have (just in case, it's located in the bottom-left corner).
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post #3 of 65
yup sounds about right
post #4 of 65
Depends on how many tabs you have opened.

I can hit 800 MB of memory utilization on pretty much any browser (not counting other processes) but it's generally due to having a billion tabs open at any particular point in time.
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post #5 of 65
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46 processes... besides steam and chrome i don't quite recognize what they are... i am assuming i need them for windows to run properly? I was just surprised that it took so much memory just to run my os, and chrome

i have 2 tabs open
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post #6 of 65
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Originally Posted by CrAYoN_EaTeR View Post
yup sounds about right
Besides, with 8GB of RAM that the OP has, I doubt he's running out of memory.
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post #7 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
I am running windows 7 home premium.... i don't have anything open except google chrome.

Task manager is telling me i have 1.55 memory being currently used.

Is that normal given that i only have my browser open; that normal?
I have Win7 Home Premium as well with: Realtemp, Google Chrome, 3 Microsoft Word docs, Afterburner and a bunch of various other background programs open and I'm using 1,800 MB right now.

So I'm guessing it's fairly normal.

EDIT: I have 54 processes open.
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post #8 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
46 processes... besides steam and chrome i don't quite recognize what they are... i am assuming i need them for windows to run properly? I was just surprised that it took so much memory just to run my os, and chrome

i have 2 tabs open
Not every process is necessary. For example, I get 31 processes on a fresh boot before opening anything (it's actually 30 because it's 31 when Task Manager is open). So with these 31 processes, I see about 645 MB. However, I put a great deal of effort into streamlining my system too.

I just opened Firefox 4.0, and I am seeing 1.09 GB used up now.
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post #9 of 65
thats generally normal with windows. in Arch linux i can have skype, pidgin, chrome, movies playing and be using about 250-300 mb total. windows requires a lot of memory to run in general. since you have 8GB i dont think you have anything to worry about.
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I'm using about 850 MB ram, with Windows 7 Ultimate, three tabs open on chrome, and itunes playing music
 
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