I'm running Windows 7 Pro x64 with 4GB ram. The thing is, when I load up Star Wars: The old Republic, that program readily occupies around 1.5GB memory, according to task manager. In resource monitor, the private memory used is a bit lower, but still around 1GB. The only other application running is Chrome with a few tabs.
My question is now, why does this lead to me being completely out of memory and causing excessive harddisk thrashing?
Task manager lists my available memory as:
Total 4094 Cached 76 Available 77 Free 0
Resource monitor lists 0 as hardware reserved. Does Windows 7 + services really use 2.5GB memory? Or am I missing something completely obvious?
Thanks in advance.