Memory Usage being Drained

TheGreatPanda

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I was able to play Medival Total War 2 yesterday and now all of a sudden it is really slow. Also I noticed I can not play videos or use Netflixs and my Laptops Use Physical Memory is steady between 65-90%.

Some Specs
Windows 7
HP Pavilion g7
AMD A6-3420
4.00GB of RAM

 

bgunner

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1.5 GB available is about average for windows 7 that has been installed for a while. You can't just shut down anything you want in the processes tab or you can have that issue. What I meant for you to do was look and see what programs are using the ram. Research them and see if they need to be running. Some process need to run others are process for other programs that start automatically, like Adobe, mouse diver software ect. Everything in your tool tray has a process that could be sapping your available ram.

Win Vista and Win 7 both use about 2 GB of ram just for the OS. Then any program running on top of that take some ram. As you can see this could add up quickly. From the numbers you provided your system is right around where it should be for usage.

EDIT: the reason the total ram is lower than 4 GB is 512 MB is reserved for the GPU to use.
 

bgunner

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In task manager under the Processes tab look to see what programs are using the most memory. This will start you on your way to figuring it out. ;)
 

bgunner

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1.5 GB available is about average for windows 7 that has been installed for a while. You can't just shut down anything you want in the processes tab or you can have that issue. What I meant for you to do was look and see what programs are using the ram. Research them and see if they need to be running. Some process need to run others are process for other programs that start automatically, like Adobe, mouse diver software ect. Everything in your tool tray has a process that could be sapping your available ram.

Win Vista and Win 7 both use about 2 GB of ram just for the OS. Then any program running on top of that take some ram. As you can see this could add up quickly. From the numbers you provided your system is right around where it should be for usage.

EDIT: the reason the total ram is lower than 4 GB is 512 MB is reserved for the GPU to use.
 
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