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    Memory at 36% ? Why ?

    I have a 64 Bit HP computer running Vista Home Premium . I have Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6700@2.66Gh and 2.77Gh. I have no windows open and task manager shows Physical Memory at 35%. So where is all my memory going? it is why I got 4 G's of memory to start with , just so I would always have plenty of it. i don't have a lot of stuff downloaded either.

    Can someone help me here ?

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    Re: Memory at 36% ? Why ?

    Hi jillian, welcome to the forums

    nothing to worry about vista has a new system for memory management, which automatically load what it thinks your going to use next into memory based an what you've done before.

    Windows Memory Management

    This link will give a lot of technical info if you need it, but I wouldn't worry

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    Re: Memory at 36% ? Why ?

    Hi Jillian2

    It is perfectly normal for about a third of the RAM to be used with x64 Vista and 4gig RAM. My computer has similar specs and is also at 31%

    There is more than enough memory left for normal computer use.


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    Re: Memory at 36% ? Why ?

    Hey barman58,

    You are just to fast lol..

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    Re: Memory at 36% ? Why ?

    Thanks guys , but I still don't see it. All I can see is that I bought all this memory and don't have much . I guess I would be just as well off to have gotten 2G's instead.

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    Re: Memory at 36% ? Why ?

    Obviously, with others having similar non-load usage, then this behavior is normal with Vista. Mine's doing the same thing, and it has plenty of RAM left for my normal seven Firefox windows (not tabs) and SETI@home running on all four cores with no slowdown.

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    Re: Memory at 36% ? Why ?

    Hi jillian,

    just to put your mind at rest, whilst Vista will use some of your available memory for this Prefetch system as soon as you need the space Vista will release it, as Vista learns your computing habits this will provide an advantage when it comes to loading programs etc. After all unused memory is wasted memory

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    Re: Memory at 36% ? Why ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jillian View Post
    Thanks guys , but I still don't see it. All I can see is that I bought all this memory and don't have much . I guess I would be just as well off to have gotten 2G's instead.
    I don't think you understand what Barman is talking about, do you?

    What he is saying that Vista will pre load files, folders and programs that YOU access often for quicker response time, which is very clever because your ram doesn't sit unused like in XP
    My ram sits at 35% full but Vista will hand over that space if need for other programs that you may be running at the time.
    Do not be bothered with now much your RAM is used because with 4GB of ram you are not disadvantaged

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