Not sure what area to post this but I'm running Win 7 so I'll try here.
I would like to know why my computer dosent use more of its RAMM and CPU, for example
Right now I'm installing a 3GB program, doing nothing else other than firefox been open in the back ground. I have 8GB of RAMM and a 8 core 3.60 Ghz CPU, installing on to C drive which is a solid state drive.
The install is taking ages, there are about 8 compressed files it needs to extract for the installation, but windows task manager says it's using between 4 - 15% CPU and it maxed at 2GB memory (these are the bars on the left under "Performance"), all 8 cores on the graphs never went past or mostly near half way, right now that the install is finished there is more activity on some of those 8 core graphs than while the program was installing.
Why is it that there is another 6GB of memory and 80% CPU free, why isn't it maxing out getting the job done fast, even if it was 50% CPU and 5GB RAMM to allow for other processes, can anyone shead some light on the matter? Is it other parts bottle necking the process or is this normal.
Note, just noticed the "Physical Memory" box futher down. Install is finished and it reads as below, is all my memory been taking up just running the system?