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How do I know if vista is Utilizing all available Ram?

joshua1023

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I just finished installing and setting up Vista x64 Ultimate. I have 4 Gigs of Ram that I want to utilize. It is installed and recognized by the computer. So my question is this:
How do I know for sure that my new OS is using all the available RAM?

The reason I ask is that when I was running 32bit Vista, my ram meters said I was using approx 33% of my ram. Now that I have 64bit, my ram meters read the same. That is to say Vista 64 is using 33% or more regularly. This just seems a little off to me as I expected to see the % drop with the new OS installed.

Thanks in advance for any answers you could provide.

Josh
 

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Brink

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Hello Josh,

You can look in the "Performance" tab in Task Manager, and also look at the "Memory" drop down in Resource Monitor to see what is using your RAM.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/111020-resource-monitor.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I just finished installing and setting up Vista x64 Ultimate. I have 4 Gigs of Ram that I want to utilize. It is installed and recognized by the computer. So my question is this:
How do I know for sure that my new OS is using all the available RAM?

The reason I ask is that when I was running 32bit Vista, my ram meters said I was using approx 33% of my ram. Now that I have 64bit, my ram meters read the same. That is to say Vista 64 is using 33% or more regularly. This just seems a little off to me as I expected to see the % drop with the new OS installed.

Thanks in advance for any answers you could provide.

Josh
 

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> I just finished installing and setting up Vista x64 Ultimate. I have 4
> Gigs of Ram that I want to utilize. It is installed and recognized by
> the computer. So my question is this:
> How do I know for sure that my new OS is using all the available RAM?
>
>
> The reason I ask is that when I was running 32bit Vista, my ram meters
> said I was using approx 33% of my ram. Now that I have 64bit, my ram
> meters read the same. That is to say Vista 64 is using 33% or more
> regularly. This just seems a little off to me as I expected to see the %
> drop with the new OS installed.
>
> Thanks in advance for any answers you could provide.
>
> Josh
>
Have a look at the performance tab in the task manager. Near the bottom on
the left it says "Physical Memory" and underneath it says "Total" - you
should see 4 gigs there. When you were running Vista x86 the total was
probably somewhere between 3 and 3.5 gigs.
 

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Brink

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You're welcome Josh. :)

Thanks Guys. Total memory is @ 4021 MB and Cached is 3035MB give or take. I appreciate your insights. X64 is new to me.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Corsair Air 740
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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