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More RAM Useage After Upgrade

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I recently upgraded the RAM on my netbook (Acer Aspire One D257 running Win 7 Starter) from 1GB DDR3 to 2GB DDR3. Before the upgrade it used ~800MB and now it uses ~1GB. I didn't change any other settings after the upgrade. I have thoroughly checked the Task Manager. Is there a way to determine what Processes or Services are causing more RAM to be consumed? I have also loaded the minimum startup items in the System Configuration. Tired of useless processes/services consuming my memory. Thanks!
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  1. Do you know the exact RAM that you switched from, and to? Did you get a lower speed ram than before?
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    i shoot an email to netbook vendor. there no guilds for your netbook but i bet when you add the extra ram some of it may have gone to the onboard intel video chipset. the bios or chipset may have reserved that ram for video playback.
  3. More memory available means more is being used to cache more stuff. Win7 has a great memory manager and will release it when it's needed. Nothing abnormal going on at all.

    Example, going from 4gb to 8gb resulted in more memory being used for me as well.
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  5. birrdd123 said:
    Do you know the exact RAM that you switched from, and to? Did you get a lower speed ram than before?


    The upgrade was

    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=A0B34445A5CA7304

    the original was

    http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/netbook/2011/Acer/Aspire/AspireOneAOD257/AspireOneAOD257sp2.shtml

    Both 1066 MHz.

    Thanks.
  6. smorizio said:
    i shoot an email to netbook vendor. there no guilds for your netbook but i bet when you add the extra ram some of it may have gone to the onboard intel video chipset. the bios or chipset may have reserved that ram for video playback.



    Thanks! This sounds like good reasoning. So should I notice any changes in my video or quality or speed?
  7. RAM is not for speed, but it will run smoother, without hick ups.
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