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Windows 10 Memory

PostSun Mar 29, 2020 10:44 am

I just installed more memory for a total of 48GB.
HW shows 42.3 GB available with no organ loaded.

Does anyone know if it's possible to reduce Win10's 5.7GB memory footprint?
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Re: Windows 10 Memory

PostSun Mar 29, 2020 12:50 pm

Hello jrball,

For good measure, please first check that you're using Hauptwerk v5.0.1 (not v5.0.0) via 'Help | About Hauptwerk'. (v5.0.0 intentionally kept a larger proportion of the RAM unused by Hauptwerk, to help guard against system instability, but for v5.0.1 that proportion was made smaller so that people can fill the RAM more fully at their own risk. With v5.0.1 on a system with 48 GB, Hauptwerk would only keep 2 GB unused, so if it's reporting 42.3 GB 'free', which is less than 48-2=46 GB, then 42.3 GB is how much RAM Windows is reporting as 'free'.)
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Re: Windows 10 Memory

PostSun Mar 29, 2020 1:04 pm

Yes, V5.0.1.034 and HW is reporting correctly.

Per Windows MSCONFIG:
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 48.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 48.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 41.0 GB
Total Virtual Memory 48.2 GB
Available Virtual Memory 38.6 GB
Page File Space 200 MB

The "Available Physical Memory" of 41.0 suggests that Win10 is reserving or using the rest.
I have a lot of programs open at the moment so 41.0 instead of 42.3. HW shows 41.2 free.

Perhaps resources or services can be cut from Win10 to reduce it's memory usage.
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Re: Windows 10 Memory

PostSun Mar 29, 2020 5:02 pm

Good afternoon,

Depending on how your Windows is setup, what is loaded (services, background apps) your free memory will vary. Ideally you want a computer with the least services running, least background apps running. So, yes it may be is normal that you have those numbers. Computers often comes pre-installed with "crapware" eating up a chunk of memory. Most can easily be uninstalled, disabled (and you will recuperate some memory).

If you want to be more agressive, you can "optimize" your Windows by disabing additional services and application, but be very careful should you decide to "play" with the services and other applications running... worse case scenario you will need to reinstall Windows :shock:

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Re: Windows 10 Memory

PostSun Mar 29, 2020 8:15 pm

Which services are able to be disabled for a Win 10 computer to run with stability? I've read many varying ideas.

Rgds,
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Re: Windows 10 Memory

PostThu Apr 02, 2020 1:27 pm

engrssc wrote:Which services are able to be disabled for a Win 10 computer to run with stability? I've read many varying ideas.

Rgds,
Ed


I have disabled sysmain and it has finally solved my glitching issue!
(never had that on the same computer on Win 10 with HW4, then a disc died and I could not find the list of services which I disabled back in 2016.....oh well...)
Vladimir

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