quinriva Posted April 16, 2010 Share Posted April 16, 2010 I'm running a reasonably fresh install of Windows 7 64bit (stripped down), but my system is using 1Gb of memory even while idling, by comparison WinXP (32bit) on the same system, uses about 130Mb of RAM. Yes, I understand that Win7 uses more RAM, but 8 times as much seems ridiculous.The primary problem I am encountering, is that many games are simply unplayable in Win7. A prime example is Dawn of War II, if I have the task manager up on another screen while the game is loading I can monitor the memory usage of the game/system, the system often reaches 98% memory usage well before the game finishes loading. When it has finished loading and it gets to the press any key to start, the game is using ~950Mb of RAM, pressing any key to start the game seems to drop the RAM usage down to about 80Mb, where it slowly increases to about 450Mb before the game actually starts. Regularly while playing the game everything will just freeze for 5-10 seconds - generally occurs when scrolling across the map.Any ideas as to what would cause such high memory usage? I have disabled all but the most essential items in msconfig, and I have very few services running.Startup:Logitech SetpointDaemon Tools LiteDisplay FusionNon Standard Services:Apple iPhone services (Apple Mobile Device, Bonjour Service, iPod Service)Nvidia Display Driver ServiceFLEXNet Licensing Service Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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