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Hey /g/uys, Any tips on how to get my idle memory below 1 GB?

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Hey /g/uys,

Any tips on how to get my idle memory below 1 GB? I'm plateuing at exactly 1 GB no matter how much debloating I do!
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>>51511854

turn off services like superfetch
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>>51511854
install gentoo
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>>51511867
this
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Add another 4GB.
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>>51511968
It'll idle higher if he installs more you idiot
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Is this at bootup or after it? Windows could have loaded frequently used applications (such as your browser) in RAM.
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>spend money on RAM
>don't want it used
retards of /g/ every one
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>>51512011
I had 4GB and it was eating 1.4
Now with 8GB it takes 1.1
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>>51511854
Install OpenBSD.
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>>51512036
this desu senpai
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Remove your OS.
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Install a Linux distro like Arch, you can get like 300mb idle with everything you need running.


>>51512036
The point is to have to free RAM so when you load fucking huge applications you don't have to close everything else to make room.
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>>51512150
if you have only 4GB like OP, you shouldn't be running fucking huge applications.
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>>51512179
Sometimes it's necessary and you really don't have a choice.
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>>51512150
>huge applications
Chrome alone would fill up his RAM with a few tabs open.
OP is quite a poorfag.
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>>51512185
if the program by default needs more than 4GB of RAM nothing will help you. It's like bitching that your ancient P3 can't play 10-bit x264 videos because all the other services are supposedly causing it.
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>>51512207
Chromium is using 950~mb right now with 6 extensions and 7 tabs open.
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>>51512207
With everything I have open + Chrome with 7 tabs & extensions I still don't even use 3.5GB of RAM
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>>51512126
This.
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>>51512150
>The point is to have to free RAM so when you load fucking huge applications you don't have to close everything else to make room.

What is memory scheduling for 100
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>>51511867
This. Mine runs with 150mb
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just restarted chrome, cleared out its cache, with just two tabs open, 2.4gb of ram being used total by my system. with only battle.net and steam open in the background minimized to the system tray. no games being updated.
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>>51512207
Only if you also have a bunch of extensions.
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>>51512235
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>>51511854
Use Linux.
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>>51512069
What is swap retard
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>>51512396
this

300mb ram usuage idle means more resources for everything else.
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>>51512316

Now try Firefox.
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>>51512179
>I'm on /g/ and what's cached RAM

Leave, now.
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>>51512316
The more total RAM you have the more Windows uses by default.
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>>51512431
nothing will give more than the RAM you have installed unless you believe you can actually download RAM. Some programs will use more than 4GB and at that point you're fucked.
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>have 8GB
>OS X idles at 3-5GB
>never "run out" of RAM
thanks for reading my blog
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>>51511854
Windows is designed you make use of your available memory. As that amount of RAM used makes less than 0.1% of difference to total battery use it tries to put as much in memory as possible.

On a 4GB system, as yours is, it will use around 900-1100MB on boot/idle to improve overall system responsiveness. If you load up a program that needs to use more than 3GB of memory (almost never gonna happen on a machine with only 4GB) then Windows will free up more memory until you hit a minimum of 512MB which the kernel always reserves for itself.
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>>51512410
Take a deep breath, take your time, use logic and elaborate.
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you just...stop
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>I still don't know what is caching programs into RAM

I said, leave
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>>51512462
Take a deep breath, take your time, use logic, and take two cocks, shove one in your mouth and the other three up your ass.
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>>51512499
>/g/ when asked about their ignorance
As expected
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>>51512538
Newfags when they should shut the fuck up and google their shit and stop coming to /g/ if they don't know shit about technology.
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>>51511854
turn off program/file caching, unused network services, search, etc.etc.

there are many guides online for what isnt essential to Windows.
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>>51512538
If you can't use a fucking search engine to look up what swap is, then you should be lynched for being a retard.
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>>51512460
>Stress testing an MBA at work
>4 browser windows running Leakspin + 4 terminal windows running yes + facetime + photobooth + ClamXav running a full system scan
>Come back an hour later
>20GB swap file
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>>51512471
>>51512612
2 out of 25 people ITT know about memory caching... Daily reminder ~90% of /g/ doesn't know wtf they're talking about.
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>>51512565
>>51512630
Just explain to him.
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>>51512656
>Stress testing
>an MBA
Do you stress test lighters and can openers too?
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>>51511854
>he thinks lowering the amount of RAM that his OS uses for caching will improve his OS experience in any way
Just fucking kill yourself you dumb fucking cunt.
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>>51512805
No
I hate coming to /g/ since about 2010
Where are our soldering and microelectronics threads of old times. Why do we have those shitty consumer tech and codenigger threads. Networking and Sysadmin master race
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>>51512932
Cont.

Those pork shoulders and fermi threads were the beginning of the end. Still, can't stop visiting for some reason, although /sci/ is my main board now
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>using arch on 'gaming' laptop
>16gb of RAM and setup 4GB swap
>never go past 3gb unless I'm playing dota
haha
oh wow
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>>51512932
Then get the fuck out and go back to whatever your main containment board is.
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>>51512932
>4chan
>wants to have a serious discussion
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ITT: people who waste money on RAM they never use
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How's this, /g/?
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>>51513045

Fug. I forgot my screenshot.
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>>51513065
>windows
leave
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>>51512932
>Where are our soldering and microelectronics threads of old times.
Check out /ohm/ on /diy/.
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>>51513145

Nah. Show me where your name's printed/imprinted on /g/ marking it as your property or whatever you gnutard/Linuxtard/neckbeard.
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>>51513186
>taking anything posted this seriously
lmao please go
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>>51513186
/g/NU
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taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

use blackbox :^)
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>>51513172
>>>/diy/ohm
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>>51513305
How about no?
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