where is my RAM?

Hp elite 7100 / Wk23ea b13
January 9, 2011 at 08:16:13
Specs: Windows 7, Intel(r)core i3 3.07 GHz 3.07GHz/16GB ram
MY PC SPECS=Intel(r)core i3 3.07 GHz 3.07GHz/16GB ram.

LOOKING TO THE TASK MANAGER-PERFORMANCE TAB, YOU WOULD REALIZE THAT WHEN THE PC IS STRESSED OUT AND IS AT 100% FOR CPU USAGE, THE RAM BEING USED AT THE TIME IS 2.99 GB.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE REST OF THE RAM.( TOTAL RAM=16GB)


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#1
January 9, 2011 at 08:45:28
If you're running the 32-bit version of Win7, all that will be seen is 3GB +/-

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#2
January 9, 2011 at 09:06:10
Thank you very much. Im running a 64 bit windows 7 operating system

Can my memory use keep increasing to make more use of the ram after my cpu use has hit 100%.
I have about 13GB left when the cpu use reaches 100%


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#3
January 9, 2011 at 09:44:22
CPU usage and memory usage are not related in any way. If this appears to be so it is simply coincidence. Task Manager is not as simple to understand as it may seem. In spite of what the memory gauge might imply, almost all of memory will be in use. As an example, memory used for Superfetch and the standby list (a form of cache) is not shown.

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#4
January 9, 2011 at 11:55:06
Thank you for the advice. That means i need not worry about what the figure that the memory gauge reads. i could probably be utilizing all of my ram.
Even at cpu usage at 100% and ram at 2.88 Gb, i could however still run other memory intensive softwares.. maybe thats how i can utilize more ram... in a way... but i wish to use all at a go to make one process very efficient.

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#5
January 9, 2011 at 15:19:00
More cores running more processes at the same time will use more RAM in that dynamic way, but otherwise it is still functioning to hold the next bits of data going to or from the processor.

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#6
January 9, 2011 at 18:29:38
"i could probably be utilizing all of my ram"

There's no way you're utilizing 16GB RAM. You may have that much, but I highly doubt you're using it. Are you running a server?


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