I have a question. Is there a really good software/utility/program out there that I can actually see why my memory is running so high? I am running Windows 7 Professional. It has been in the 50-75% used physical memory averaging range for some time now after I get it up and runinng. This is a fresh install of Windows 7 about 2 weeks ago. It usually starts around 31-35 % and when I open applications, it jumps into the high 40% range. Then it gradually goes up form there and stays there, even if I shut down the applications. No malware on my system -- ran deep scans with several trusted names and all clean. In terms of things running, I have actually ran applications like Office 2007 programs and yah, that brings the memory up, but when I close them, it is still up there. Hmmm... I have BitDefender Total Security 2011 installed. Right now, kinda a simple system with very few applicatons installed. Is this high memory usage typical? I have installed 4096 MB of memory. That is of course over the 32-Bit limit, but still will have no bearing on the usage. At this time I have approx. 1405 MB available, approx. 1428 MB cached, 3327 total (Yes, I have 32-Bit OS). I have 769 MB for hardware reserved, approx. 2065 MB in use, and approc. 39 MB modified.
What the heck, with all that maximum memory I have with my 32-Bit OS, it shouldn't be so high in terms of usage. Shouldn't it be ranging in the 30-50 percent range? Maybe over 50% if I am using a ton of resources. Right??? I cannot believe WIndows 7 is a blood sucker! ...or is it?
Windows 7 Resource Monitor is good, but any really good programs that give details or point to the culprit with detailed descriptions? The program can be paid or preferrably free.