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Windows 7 is using too much RAM. Not Idle RAM.

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I have no idea what is causing this issue. People have told me it's normal, but it's far from it. I've never had this issue before. My girlfriend has a computer with 16GB of RAM and she can use 15.9GB of it. Even assuming that one of them is somehow broken, using half a GB is pretty high.

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Windows 7 64-bit does not always correctly identify the amount of memory you have installed in your PC.
open run>
In the runbox
type msconfig>
go to boot tab>advance options>
uncheck the maximum memory box
hit ok

Check Memory again.
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