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ok so iv known from the start that a lot of my RAM wasnt available but with 6.3GB available and win 7 eating up to 1GB im only getting 5.2GB free which is not what I paid for. is there any way to make it all available, or at least get more of it there?
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What you're seeing in Task Manager is Windows 7's RAM management. It caches RAM based on frequently used programs and programs that are currently open. If you look at my Task Manager screenshot, you'll see the same thing.

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I believe its called superfetch if memory serves, and you should leave it on.
All it does is pre-allocate RAM for programs you use often which speeds up how fast they open and run.
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What you're seeing in Task Manager is Windows 7's RAM management. It caches RAM based on frequently used programs and programs that are currently open. If you look at my Task Manager screenshot, you'll see the same thing.

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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
I believe its called superfetch if memory serves, and you should leave it on.
All it does is pre-allocate RAM for programs you use often which speeds up how fast they open and run.
so... say I exceed the available amount, what will happen?

edit: also, what do you have open lol, I have firefox, WMP, steam, msi AB and im still only at 1.60GB RAm and 54 processes!
Edited by JY - 4/1/11 at 5:49pm
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Well you have 5 Gigs free so you are fine.
Games really wont go over 3GB on a bad day and im a firm believer that buying 8 Gigs of RAM for games and moderate multitasking is still a waste of money.

In essence im a tad puzzled you paid for more RAM than you need but still insist you get all the non-use you can from it.

As for what I usually run and whats probably in superfetch :
Ive got a few really low resource programs (Trillian, UltraMon, Hamatchi etc), and Skype, Steam and Chrome. VLC is probably also part of my superfetch cache seeing as im always watching something. I hover between 900MB and 1.3GB.

Short of disabling superfetch to get back whatever Superfetch takes (usually between 800MB and 1.4GB) or Stripping down windows with Black Viper im not sure if there it anything you can really do.
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