2GB moemory consumption after fresh start - fresh install

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  1. Napapiiri

    Napapiiri New Member

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    Hei guys!

    I got a nice fresh HP i7 machine with 8gb memory.
    After a start it shows that 2gb are consumed already. I tried the common ways
    to find out what consumes the ram - but no luck.

    It can't be reserved because whenever I start a software it adds up - so just windows and PS CS5 it takes 3gb!

    Any ideas?

    I know at some point this has been discussed but not always has been an answer found...

    Greets from Finland!
    Björn
     
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    Windows 7 much like Vista pre-allocated ram even when not being used, when it's needed to run apps or games it flushes the cached data... this is an intentional service, not a problem. In my system it's prefectly normal for about 2.6gig to be used when reaching desktop with nothing running except antivirus background.
     
  3. Napapiiri

    Napapiiri New Member

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    Honestly? Your computer reserves 2.6gb after a start? What sense does this make? I mean - do you know why do they do that and what does it speed up?
    Strange things happen.... ;)
     
  4. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    its caches my most common used quickstart stuff, for instance the GPU is allocated about a gig of ram despite having onboard ram...this is normal on Vista & Win7, also things like my soundfont banks, it all just boosts system response times.
     

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