Why are programs like internet explorer, mozilla firefox, and even Battlefield 3 hogging resources? Each of them has at least between 200,000kb to 500,000kb worth of resources even when i run it one at a time.
sadly your question is vague,
If you have firefox.exe running it would consume anywhere from 100mb to 2000mb, its all depends on your setup, (how many tabs when last time you cleared your catch)
Battlefield is game, when it runs it use a lot of memory 1-2GB that is fine.
if you minimize them they still be running in background, when you close all the ram will be freed
if you close (firefox for example) but it still lingers in task manager, its bug you can end task it manually
WHY? its all about speed, so they catch data into ram so you can brows faster, load maps in game faster, so that's why its good to have as much as you can,
when you have a lot of memory and close Firefox the 500mb it used will still remain in ram so when you open it again it's instant
btw its good time to get more ram, 8gb for 40$ ,, i have 16gb since i got win 7, now don't even check how much free lol
My Ram for my desktop is only DDR2 and that is expensive in order for me to have 16gb. 16gb's is how much memory my computer can hold. Do you recommend a brand and price? If I remember correctly I require the DDR2 800mhz bus speed ram.
I've got Windows 7 64 bit. My main question is will this make BF3's resources go down from 500,000kb to a lower number? The game runs beautifully now. A new system with a good graphics card is looking at me is between $1000-$1500.