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24% use of my memory, do I need paging filing?

December 19, 2012 at 13:34:25
Specs: Windows 7

It seems like my system is doing paging filing but my system memory nevers goes over 24%. I can't run Maginc Jack and internet at the same time or any games
How do I increase my memory use
4.3mb Free not used
1.7mb on standby

20 mbs internet service (Motorola sb6121 with liksys E2500
W7 Home Prem 64
8G Dual Chan Memory
LGA1156 Platform
10000 RPM HDD
Intel I7 2.8 with hyper to 3.5


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#1
December 19, 2012 at 16:05:44


You probably don't need a pagefile but that doesn't mean it isn't beneficial. The pagefile was designed to optimize RAM usage, not simply to make up for a shortage.

Windows 7 has very good memory management and user intervention is rarely beneficial. It is impossible to tell what your problem might be without more information. Posting all of the memory related fields of Task Manager - Performance tab would be a good start.


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#2
December 19, 2012 at 16:22:36

"It seems like my system is doing paging"

Why do you think it is "paging"? Best try to determine what really is happening before you tackle the problem. It could be something entirely different. Nothing wrong with 24% RAM usage if that's what you mean - it could go much higher without worrying.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 19, 2012 at 16:45:57

I did find where i can set priority on all the processes. I fear is that system won't request more memory, just do more page filing.

I believe the Magic Jack is bottlenecking something, not sure... While talking on the phone and surfing the internet, the other person voice becomes choppy but the other person can hear me just fine with no problems....

I about to dump my 10000 RPM Hdd and go SSD, also buy the magic jack plus and connect direct to the router.

the problem with Magic Jack and voices getting chirpy is more likely to so with the you internet connection than anything else.


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#4
December 19, 2012 at 16:54:47

Set virtual memory back to Windows managing it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
December 19, 2012 at 16:58:23

ok I will, I wish I knew how to set a ram partition just for the Magic Jack

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#6
December 19, 2012 at 17:34:07

I have never used or looked to deeply into Magic Jack, but internet phone should be either through your router or better, directly on your cable/DSL modem. Look into how much your cable company (if you use cable) will offer their advertized deal, you might be surprised at the cost. I had Cable TV and Internet and was getting phone through T-Mobile at $10.00. When I asked, I found that for their 'Triple Play' deal was better (I was 'switching' from T-Mobile (even though I already had their TV & Internet)), I now pay less for all three than I was paying for two, so the phone is really free (or less). The phone connection comes off from their modem, before my router and I never have any voice issues (even T-Mobile's voice device went between the modem and the router).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
December 19, 2012 at 20:36:34

ok I will, I wish I knew how to set a ram partition just for the Magic Jack

You cannot, Memory is managed by the operating system. Any attempt by the user to pre-empt Windows Memory Management usually results in disaster unless the user has a comprehensive understanding of how memory management works.

As Derek says, set memory management to Windows managing it.

Unless you are getting confused and thinking hard disk space is memory as memory cannot be partitioned by the user, only hard disks can be partitioned.

Stuart


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#8
December 20, 2012 at 14:12:57

I thought as much, Thank you for your help

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#9
December 20, 2012 at 14:14:40

Thank you, I will look into it, it might be hard to bet $30 a year phone service...

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#10
December 20, 2012 at 18:04:12

It depends on what you currently have and who is willing to iffer you a better deal to switch. I did not want to switch to Verizon, but since i was switching my phone service from TMobile to Time Warner Cable (even though I already had cable and internet with them), they counted it a switching. Therefore I was offered their best deal that they would offer someone who is switching from another service. In my case, I got the discount on all three so I ended up paying less than I was. In a year or two when the offer expires, I can always threaten to switch to Verizon or whoever has the newest deal.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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