Windows 7 newbuild memory drain

  gourmand 20:02 02 Feb 2010

Hi, i have recently built a new pc the specs are

Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 4000+

Board: ASRock 939N68PV-GLAN

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 165.30 GB 106.36 GB free
g: (NTFS on drive 0) 154.66 GB 46.16 GB free

Memory ddr(RAM) 2.00 GB

Seems to be ok but memory useage when task manager shows no processes running are the best part of 1GB
I had the "you are running low on available memory" warning when only a couple of programmes were running (that has only happened once) but in response I turned off most things apart from essentials at "startup" and still about 0.8-0.9 GB seems to be being used.

Any ideas anyone?
your help would be appreciated.


  OTT_B 10:00 03 Feb 2010

Which figure are you looking at for 'used' memory?

Cached memory can be assumed to be free memory.

Have a look at how your system is handling paging and set to windows managed and see if that makes a difference.

Start Menu - right click on Computer - select Properties

On the Advanced tab click on Settings under the Performance section.

Under Virtual Memory, click Change.

Make sure that 'Automatically Manage Page Filing" is selected. On the same window at the bottom it should give a figure for 'currently allocated'. What is that figure?

  gourmand 17:58 03 Feb 2010

The "currently allocated " figure is 1791MB


  OTT_B 21:14 03 Feb 2010

Sounds like it mught be a little low, but nothing that should cause problems.

Was the "Automatically Manage Page Filing" option selected already?

  gourmand 22:20 03 Feb 2010

Yes OOT_B it was already ticked, the system resource manager gives hadrware reserved 275mb, in use about 990mb, modified 46mb, standby 743mb and free 20mb,stating "54% used physical memory" if that is relevant?
also what does PID mean in the resource manager?
And should it be messed with?
All these questions! sorry.


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