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Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Question: Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Hello everyone, I've been having a very weird problem recently, in which I BELIEVE is involving high physical memory usage. Sometimes I will be doing things such as playing a game, or watching a stream, and my computer will run fine for a little while. But at random times, my computer will majorly slow down and sometimes even crash. If it doesn't crash, sometimes it will get so slow to the point where I have to hold down the power button and manually shut it down. Every time my computer slows down I notice it is using a TON of physical memory. It's actually happening right now. My computer is going very slow and it's using 6.22 GB memory out of 8. There are no big programs running right now, so I don't understand why it's being slow. I hope someone is able to help. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Update: I just tried to open chrome, and the computer froze completely. It would not unfreeze. After leaving it frozen for a minute or two, the screen went black. This is becoming very frustrating.

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Preferred Solution: Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

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Answer: Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab when the problem occurs.

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I know - I shouldn't have run combofix because I'm not a Professional. I've heard it can cause problems and now I am seeing first hand.

I have a Dell PC running Vista SP1.

I tried to do a system restore but it didn't correct the problem with the Physical Memory usage. Hardly anything is running and it is steady at 70-80%.

Is there anything I can do besides back up data and and do a clean install of the OS?

Sorry if this isn't in the right forum.

I would really appreciate any input on this, thank you in advance,

Adam

Answer:Physical Memory Usage Sky High after running ComboFix

Foolow the preparation procedure:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/Then post the log in the correct forum:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/along wjth an explanation of what you have done and what is happening. Maybe they can straighten it out

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Hi Everyone,
 
My name is David, and I found your forum through my efforts to resolve a computer problem. Any guidance you might be able to provide would be wonderful. 
 
Here is my basic computer information: Windows Vista Home Premium, Intel Core Quad CPU at 2.67 GHz with 4GB of physical memory and the 64-bit OS.
 
In the past few days, I noticed my CPU fan is running more than usual. I am a quadriplegic and I spend all day on the computer, so I pay close attention to how it's working. 
 
I checked my system performance through the task manager, and nearly 70% of my physical memory is being used. I don't know for certain, but that seems high to me. 
 
I have tried to investigate my processes, but I don't really know what I am looking at. 
 
The only things I have done out of the ordinary lately are download an episode of Survivor from a torrent site and experiment with a VPN service, which I have since uninstalled.
 
To resolve the fan running problem, I have run scans with Malwarebyes and Ad-Aware which removed a handful of suspicion files. I also have Norton Security running at all times. The problem still remains. 
 
I have attached a few screenshots that I hope will be helpful (the Wivik programs are related to my onscreen keyboard). 
 
Please let me know if I can provide any other information that would be helpful. What should I do next? 
 
Best, 
David 

Answer:Fan running more than usual, physical memory usage high

Hello Ucwheels. I can help you if you will download,install and run Process Hacker. http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/
 
Run as adminstator and lets see what process(s) are eating you ram from here. From there we can dig deeper and see what the underlying problem might be if it's OS related. From your screenshots I can't get a clear picture.
 
Also press Windows key + R type mdsched.exe and hit ok then restart and run the test. Let's check if your ram has become faulty. I will be back on tomorrow unless someone else can help you before then.

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My wife was looking for Angry Birds to play online but didn't know you had to play it through the Chrome browser. She visited two sites (hxxp://www.free-games.net/play/angry-birds-online) and (hxxp://www.livingplay.com/aj/364/3837/1579-KMG/[DP]?ce_cid=000XDB0000001iAETE6PYAMFZz000000). She said one of those took her to a "chinese-looking" site where she played some Angry Birds look-alike game. When I heard "chinese looking" I knew I was in trouble! Hope this info helps. Thanks! SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 08/31/2011 at 00:06 AMApplication Version : 5.0.1118Core Rules Database Version : 7624Trace Rules Database Version: 5436Scan type       : Complete ScanTotal Scan Time : 03:28:09Operating System InformationWindows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, Service Pack 1 (Build 6.01.7601)UAC On - Limited UserMemory items scanned      : 559Memory threats detected   : 0Registry items scanned    : 35242Registry threats detected : 0File items scanned        : 177887File threats detected     : 943Adware.Tracking Cookie   ad.insightexpressai.com [ C:\WINDOWS.OLD\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\KEVIN PEARSON\APPLICATION DATA\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\EF227PRX ]   adsatt.espn.go.com [ C:\WINDOWS.OLD\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\KEVIN PEARSON\APPLICATION DATA\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\EF227PRX ]  &n... Read more

Answer:Explorer 9 running/loading slow - high physical memory usage

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800www.malwarebytes.orgDatabase version: 7619Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.164218/31/2011 7:11:45 AMmbam-log-2011-08-31 (07-11-44).txtScan type: Quick scanObjects scanned: 158694Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 15 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 0Registry Values Infected: 0Registry Data Items Infected: 0Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 0Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Infected:(No malicious items detected)Folders Infected:(No malicious items detected)Files Infected:(No malicious items detected)

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My wife was looking for Angry Birds to play online but didn't know you had to play it through the Chrome browser. She visited two sites (hxxp://www.free-games.net/play/angry-birds-online) and (hxxp://www.livingplay.com/aj/364/3837/1579-KMG/[DP]?ce_cid=000XDB0000001iAETE6PYAMFZz000000). She said one of those took her to a "chinese-looking" site where she played some Angry Birds look-alike game. When I heard "chinese looking" I knew I was in trouble! Hope this info helps. Thanks!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Pearson at 8:20:23 on 2011-08-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1015.329 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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Answer:Explorer 9 running/loading slow - high physical memory usage

Don't know if this will help, but I noticed in the task manager there is a process running called SED.DAT. I can't find anything about this process from doing an internet search. Under properties the file location shows as C:\Users\Pearson\AppData\Local\Temp\nsvBF0D.tmp

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Ok, I am literally KILLING myself over this!

I installed Windows 7 64Bit over XP around a month ago and it was so good that I recommended it to my brother who was previously on XP too. We got him a copy of the 32bit version as he has only 2gb of memory, and he installed it on his machine. However, he constantly had high CPU and RAM usage (Even though no programs were obviously taking it all up in his task manager) and it was making his computer sluggish and slow. Everything was freezing and hanging and it was a nightmare.

I spent a day looking all over the net to find out the problem, but could not fix it at all, no matter what the hell I tried. So he reverted back to Windows XP. (A nice waste of money on Windows 7.) His Windows XP now runs smoothly and is all as it was.

Suddenly today, after my brother connected to my Windows 7 homegroup (or workgroup rather) through his Windows XP machine, my computer got the EXACT same problem as he had ages ago! I have been browsing Google all day downloading s**t, changing things in my computer, trying EVERY possible fix that people have suggested and that sound legit. Nothing works!

So now all of a sudden, my computer is sluggish, games are jumpy and jittery, video rendering times are slooooooow.

Here is a picture of my resource monitor:
You can see the physical memory usage being at 45%. I've ordered the memory usage of each service in highest to lowest.
I just CANT see where the problem is!
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Answer:Windows 7 random CPU usage and high physical memory usage!!!

I can tell you what is probably causing your problems. AVG.
When you are looking at memory, do not sort by Working set, sort by Hard faults.
Hard faults is what causes things to slow down. Plus you have plenty of memory not to worry about usage.

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Greetings,
 
I formatted my computer, and after installing windows 7 again, my physical memory in task manager is very high, and cpu keeps jumping up and down.
 
I looked at the processes tab, but noticed absolutely nothing taking abnormal memory (private working set.) Then moved on to performance tab> resource monitor, and found svchost (I think it was netsvcs in parenthesis,) hogging all the memory. After ending the process, I still have had high memory usage, and surprisingly, do not see a process anywhere in task manager with high numbers next to it, so I have no idea what's happening.
 
I have noticed that my windows 7 folder keeps increasing in size, currently about 26 gigs, and a helper told me that it's normal because the updates in windows 7 have a different compression method than windows 8 and after, however when I had previously installed windows 7, fully updated... my folder size was normal, so I assume it can be done?
 
I originally posted in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section, however I did not find malware on my computer, so unless it's very new malware, I am certain windows 7 is causing this problem.
 
For antivirus, I am currently using a free trial of Norton.
 
Advice?
 
P.S. This is probably better for the hardware section, but can constant high physical memory, and cpu usage ruin my hardware? I am avoiding using things that take up high cpu and memory right now, and it's currently about 1.2 g... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Jumping Cpu Usage, High Physical Memory Usage

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

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Hello,
I have a ACER D255 netbook with intel atom N550 (1.5ghz, 1mb L2 cache) 1gb DDR3 memory and 250 gb hdd.
lately it has been a tad slow and freezing up will using google chrome. my task manager says right now that CPU usage is 4% but Memory is at 75%, sometimes up to 90%. it also says that i have 89 processes running. what could be wrong. what other info do you guys need?

Answer:High Physical memory usage with low CPU usage

Hello and To BC!

Look under the process tab in the task manager and find out what process is using the most resources. Does this same situation happen when google chrome is closed?

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I have a few odd looking programs running in Task Manager that seem to have the names of normal Microsoft files but don't have file locations that make any sense or act like any other task manager programs. First is conhost.exe which is the most suspicious. Its command line is /??/C:/Windows/system32/conhost.exe "-(an extremely long string of numbers)" which by itself is strange but even stranger is that the string of numbers constantly changes and does nothing when I ask to see its file location or properties and access is denied if I try to end the process.
 
Other suspicious files are csrss.exe with a file location of %SystemRoot%/system32/csrss.exe ObjectDirectory=/Winows SharedSection=1024,20480,768 Windows=On SubSystemType=Windows ServerDll-basesrv,1ServerDll=winsrv:UserServerDllIninitialization,3 ServerDll=winsrv:ConServerDllInitialization,2 ServerDll-sxssrc, 4 Profile C. A few other odd ones are taskhost.exe (with the command line being just "taskhost.exe") and winlogon.exe (with the command line being just "winlogon.exe). These ones very well could just be normal but I figured their command line would be somewhere within system32 or something like that.
 
The only reason I started to look into this was that my CPU and Memory usage was fluctuating between nothing and fairly high when doing nothing in particular. CPU usage will go from 0% to 15% to 0% to 20% when running no programs, and Memory usage is always at least at 2 or 3 GB. Also possibly related is a... Read more

Answer:Suspicious Programs Running in Task Manager, Randomly High CPU and Memory Usage

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Ive recently bought a HP probook 4530s.
Its has Windows 7 Home Premium.
Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310 CPU @ 2.10GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System.

My Laptop is running slow even when there are no applications running. I am not a pro in computers so I asked one of my friend and he said that the physical memory usage is very high and there are many processes (around 105) running. So I am a little worried about this thing. Is everything alright with my laptop? if not what necessary steps I will have to take for the same.
Please Guide me through the whole thing.
Thanking in Advance

Screen Shots are attached.

Answer:High Physical Memory Usage

It looks like DPagent.exe is using alot, here is some info on it -

dpagent.exe - What is dpagent.exe?

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Hello every one! These past couple of months my CPU usage has been extremely high and it has never been that way before all my games ran completely smooth and fine on highest settings and now i get lag or take a long time to connect. On start up of my laptop I open task manager and close necessary programs that take up a lot of CPU usage making it hang in between 5-10%. But when i start up League of Legends or any other game it shoots up too 50-90%, i have both Fixcleaner and DriverUpdate so all my drivers should be up to date and my computer is clean of junk (from what i know) I also use Avast and AVG. PLEASE HELP ME GET MY COMP BACK TO HOW AMAZING IT USE TO BE!!! **also at some times there will be 2+ SVChosts.exe that take up most of the physical memory and cpu usage, but the services on them will crash my comp if i stop them.

Heres my specs.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 12/2/2011, 01:43:00
Machine name: RICKREID-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: P-6831FX
BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.7GHz
Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 1372MB used, 4968MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

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Answer:High CPU usage and Physical memory

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This few days my computer have been showing around 50% physical memory on the windows task manager. This happen even if my computer just boot up and is doing nothing.

Answer:High Physical Memory Usage

Hi Covalence,

Please open up your task manager (CTRL + ALT + DEL > Task manager) and go into the Processes-tab. Press the "Mem-usage" column so that all the highest numbers are at the top. Take a screenshot and attach it to your next post (upload it into the post, no external sites).

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I just formatted my computer TODAY... and re-installed VistaX64... and I have 4GB of RAM on a Quad Q6600...

Look at my task manager and resource monitor, I am remaining steady at 94% physical memory usage. Before I formatted my computer, I would have been remaining steady at around 30%... why is my memory usage so high on a clean install?
 

Answer:Physical Memory Usage WAY too high...

Indexing perhaps?
 

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Consistently and without fail, I am constantly running with 55% or higher Physical memory usage. This seems like a large amount amd I'm always noticing my computer acting very sluggish. Core2Duo 2.6ghz, 1 gig ram.

HijackThis log and TaskManager screen included below.




Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:14:54 PM, on 9/4/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_Engine.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Users\Sean\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer provided by Dell
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Answer:High Physical Memory Usage (50%+)

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I ran McAfee several times, but it can not find anything wrong. However, physical memory usage is usually over 50% and the fan runs constantly. Thank you in advance for your help.
 

Answer:physical memory usage is way too high...

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Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to your desktop.

Double-click the icon to start the tool.
It will ask you where to extract it, then it will start.
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Click in the introduction screen "next" to continue.
Click in the following screen "Update" to obtain the latest malware definitions.
Once the update is complete select "Next" and click "Scan".
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Hey guys,

When I start any game like MW3, BO2 , my Physical memory usage goes up to 50%.. My RAM is 4GB..

This wasn't happening to me before.. It started getting like this 2 days ago.. Yesterday I ran a registry clean and it was ok.. Game wasn't lagging, but today it's lagging again..

I used CCleaner, Glary Utilites, MalwareBytes, scanned with AV.. but nothing is happening
 

Answer:High Physical memory usage

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Last night after I scanned my computer with mcafee I noticed my comp was acting slow and sluggish, I opened task manager and found that my physical memory was high and i only had 30 some processes running. Still having the same problem after I clean rebooted, disk defragged and checked for updates but sadly nothing has worked. Here's a SS of my task manager, hopefully someone can help me out

Answer:High Physical Memory Usage

I fail to see a high RAM usage in your snip. Look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. The colored bar will tell you the real story. The sluggishness could have other reasons.

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Hello! I have been noticing a high number in my physical memory usage - I have searched and read that the amount of processes going on is quite high, but I do not know what I can actually disable to get the numbers down and how to stop it from being in the start up.

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http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j65/bigbrat25/screenshot1.jpg

I am not sure what else to post, but please let me know if you need additional information of a better screen shot etc.
Thanks!
Jessica
 

Answer:High physical memory usage

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I've noticed that over the past week or so my physical memory has climbed from about 30% to over 50% at times..

I was wondering if anyone knows how i can fix this. My computer always seems to be running about 50 processes, which is quite high. Any ideas?

Answer:High physical memory usage

Check in with the Resource Monitor to see what process is using the RAM -
START | type perfmon /res

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hey guys,

When I start any game like MW3, BO2 , my Physical memory usage goes up to 50%.. My RAM is 4GB..

This wasn't happening to me before.. It started getting like this 2 days ago.. Yesterday I ran a registry clean and it was ok.. Game wasn't lagging, but today it's lagging again..

I used CCleaner, Glary Utilites, MalwareBytes, scanned with AV.. but nothing is happening

Answer:High Physical memory usage

Hello boki and welcome to Seven Forums.

Windows 7 has a built in tool that can help figure out how your RAM is being used. It's call Resource Monitor. If you could post a screenshot of the Memory tab it will give a better idea of how RAM is being allocated during game play.

Resource Monitor

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Windows 7 is not like previous operating systems. It has a different way of using RAM. It tries to use as much RAM as you have available because "unused RAM is wasted RAM."

You could also try running the Disk Cleanup utility, especially deleting unnecessary system files (step 5.)

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

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Windows 7 has been acting up like crazy for me lately and I was wondering if anyone had any incite on what I should do. I will post two screenshots below describing the issue more exactly, but basically my memory usage is staying around 82% and thats with 2GB ram and no applications running over 60MB. Please Help!http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/...http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/...Thanks in advance!

Answer:Win 7 High Physical Memory Usage

I think is is readyboost or some such stuff. To be sure use resource monitor for exact reasons.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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Hello,

Recently I have been having issues with my computer locking up after exiting a full screen game and trying to open any other full screen game. I am fairly confident that it's a video card issue, but through looking through my task manager, I've found that my physical memory usage is at 65% of 4GB (2.65GB) when I'm not currently running any major applications (Currently just internet explorer). I don't know if this is too vague of a problem, but any insights would be wlecome.

-Chris

Answer:High Physical Memory Usage

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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After removing some viruses and reinstalling windows, my computer has had jumping cpu usage from 2-30 percent, and high physical memory use under performance tab in task manager.
 
I never had this problem before, and my processes in task manager don't take up a lot of memory, could this be from some kind of virus or a hardware problem... wasn't sure where to post.

Answer:CPU usage jumping and high physical memory use

How did you reinstall Windows? You might have gotten infected already- could you provide some more details about your system and what you did? I'm not as expert as some folks on here but I'm sure somebody will help you
Mark S.

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Hey,

Wondering if anyone of you more experience Windows 7 users can help me with the system lag problem I've got going on at the moment.

I did a Google search and found quite a few posts on this forum alone re: lag/high memory usage and for the last couple of days Ive been giving my system the once over but as you will see from the screen dumps below, I've still got unusually high memory usage.

Previous to the lag I have now, I was getting BSODs, so I ran GParted and it found some bad sectors and patched them up, it was running sweet as a nut for a few days then *bang*...laggy hell! So now, I've uninstalled a few hungry programs, currently my 120GB disk drive is 79GB free. I've cleaned my PC is spyware using Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition and check for viruses with Avast! - It told me I didn't have any. I've also done a Windows Memory Diagnostic on startup which found no errors, cleared excess C:/program files folders that hadnt been removed by my earlier unistalls, ran disk clean up and defragmented. I also have selective start up via msconfig with just my bare necessities running.

I'm sorry for typing loads, I am a bit stuck, not really sure what more I can do - Any help would be very greatly appreciated as I work from home and my productivity is dismal lol!

Many thanks,
Linny

Screendumps:
http://sdrv.ms/NLtTOC
http://sdrv.ms/LrT0qq

Answer:Computer Lag - High Physical Memory Usage

Hello and welcome to the forums linny82,

It'd be helpful if you could post a screenshot of your Resource Monitor (Start|type in Resource Monitor|Enter) showing the Memory tab, and having the private(KB) memory sorted in descending order.

How to take the screenshot using the built in Snipping Tool in Windows:-

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums

How to upload a screenshot on sevenforums:-

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

As an example, here's mine:-

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I am using Windows 7, with 4GB ram. My physical memory usage goes high upto 3.5Gig even when i use very less applications.

I have monitored using both Performance Monitor (Perfmon.exe) and Process Explorer.
All applications shows the same including my Task Manager/Wdws Gadgets.

My system is normal, but curious to know the reason.

Attached is for reference

Thanks in advance

Answer:Physical Memory/CPU Usage showing high

You are doing anything but running less applications. I can see a dozen different applications that can the cause or contributing factor. Java for instance, does it need to be running? All that stuff under "Toaster.exe" do they need to be running?

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msconfig - disable all 3rd party software startups
ramMap, file explorer, nothing looks fishy
scanned system with ESET, malwarebytes, hitman
clean system with advanced system care and CC cleaner.
nothing helps a bit
just cant figure out what is eating up my rams, have been trying to solve this issue for almost one month then i decided to start a thread.
what actually could the the problem here or did i misunderstood how physical memory works ?

Answer:Very high physical memory usage with nothing open

For starters, you have a lot of Google Chrome instances opened. Is this normal?

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when we get on facebook, it doesn't take very long before everything is extremely slow or we get the 'system not responding. It's a mini 110-1000, total mem. 1024. available=694., total virtualm mem= 2.0g, page file space 2.35g. anyone have a fix

Answer:high physical memory usage windows xp

"or we get the 'system not responding"Is that the EXACT message?What browser are you using?

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Hi
I bought a new HP Pavilion dv6-3060si Entertainment Notebook, 3 days ago. The physical memeory usage is 50% plus even when I do not have any webpages or documents open.
I am clueless about PC lingo, but here are is some info:
Intel core i3-350m processor 226GHz
4GB RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium
AVG 2011 and AVG PC tuneup 2011 (antivirus)
I have read other threads about high physical memory usage, but I need someone to take me step by step and explain what to do.
I downloaded that Hijack program and ran it. Here is the screen dump. Please help me. Thank you.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 01:30:03 AM, on 2010/11/30
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\Digital Imaging\smart web printing\... Read more

Answer:High physical memory usage on new HP notebook

One thing you could do is determine if you have a problem or not. When all the physical memory is used and swapping is needed you suffer a performance hit. When some physical memory is just gathering cobwebs you have no (immediate) problem. Windows 7 is pretty good at memory management. It will sometimes keep stuff in memory just because the space is available and maybe you will gain performance by not having to load whatever it is.

Another thing is to use Task Manager to see if there are any memory hogs.
 

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Hey, I have a one week old computer. Vista ultimate 64-bit.
e-8400 3.0 DUO
4 gb RAM
I have all the CPU tools like Glary utilities, SAS, MBAM, spybot, CCleaner.
And As I said It is only like 6 days old. This is my first experience with Vista from XP pro 32-bit, But so far I love it.
My only problem is on my windows sidebar, I have the CPU meter as a gadget, and it says that my RAM usage is like arounf 60 to 85%!!!
I checked out all my services and everything seems legit.
I seem to remember reading somewhere about something on the RAM with vista, but can't seem to find it. When I start task manager, There are around 60 processes at about 4 % CPU usage, but my physical memory usage is steady around 2.8 GB. I tried a restart, and it actually held around 1.5GB. But that still seems a little high.?.? Anyone have any advice on what to look for or whatI can doto correct this? Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Vista physical memory usage too high??

Besides, Vista uses more memory just by design. The philosophy being unused RAM is wasted RAM. Even if I have nothing running, the RAM usage is around %50. Also Vista does a great job of managing the memory for optimum speed.
 

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Hi, sorry I'm not good with computers and recently I found that my memory is being used up very much and it's making my startup and my laptop very laggish.
Here are the screenshots for the usage.
https://ibb.co/h6dXjQ
https://ibb.co/cO9SJk
 

Answer:Abnormally high usage of Physical Memory

You didn't say how much RAM you have on your system.
 

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Hi I'm using a windows 7 x64 home edition on an hp desktop. 3 gb ram 584 gb memory. Lately my physical memory has been running unusually high at 44 - 45% with nothing up or just with chrome and can get up into 60 - 75% when I'm actually browsing on chrome. here are a couple screens of my physical memory. I only have one account on this computer and just let me know if you need to see process for all user.

Answer:Physical Memory/CPU Usage showing high

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab, when the memory usage is high. This contains important information not found in the process list.

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Hi I have vista 64bit home premium and I think my computer is using way too much
of physical memory. (I'm gonna attach a screenshot)
I saw some videos aobut comparing vista and win 7 and both had similar performance. I regretting that I didn't upgraded to win 7 when I had a chance tho..
but by seeing that visata can run pretty similar to win 7 I'm relieved a little but..
in the video that I saw.. he had about 27% of physical memory running on vista and mine is running 70% right now.. I was like "Oh, wow.."
So... how can I make my computer use less physical memory to about down to 20% ~30%?
If I bring down my computers physical memory percentage down will it help on gaming and other operations get better?

and some other questions:
1. I still want to upgrade my computer, if I can, to win 7, so do I need to get win 7 64bit version because I have 64bit OS right now?

2. Say if I buy win 7 and make a back up CD for win 7, can I use it on other computers? or no?

I would appreciate anyone's help
Thanks.

Answer:physical memory usage too high and other questions

Originally Posted by chhuyho


Hi I have vista 64bit home premium and I think my computer is using way too much
of physical memory. (I'm gonna attach a screenshot)
I saw some videos aobut comparing vista and win 7 and both had similar performance. I regretting that I didn't upgraded to win 7 when I had a chance tho..
but by seeing that visata can run pretty similar to win 7 I'm relieved a little but..
in the video that I saw.. he had about 27% of physical memory running on vista and mine is running 70% right now.. I was like "Oh, wow.."
So... how can I make my computer use less physical memory to about down to 20% ~30%?
If I bring down my computers physical memory percentage down will it help on gaming and other operations get better?

and some other questions:
1. I still want to upgrade my computer, if I can, to win 7, so do I need to get win 7 64bit version because I have 64bit OS right now?

2. Say if I buy win 7 and make a back up CD for win 7, can I use it on other computers? or no?

I would appreciate anyone's help
Thanks.



Turned off system restore, aero, indexing, and sidebar completely
BUt,I WOULD NOT TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE IF I WERE YOU
You can go with 32 bit, but must do a clean install with format. You can get a Windows 7 upgrade DVD to to do this, It is cheaper than full retail
One key only one computer at a time.

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Hi,

about two weeks ago I saw that my computer used a lot of memory (3/4GB). It hasn't been changing a lot in the past two weeks. Now, what could I possibly do to prevent my computer from using so much memory? The only programs I have opened are Firefox, Nettalk (IRC Client), Thunderbird, occasionally uTorrent and Dropbox. Except for Firefox, I don't see anything using too much memory.

Here are a couple of screens of the Task Manager and Resource Monitor:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49460192/105708695.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49460192/105802573.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49460192/105838652.png

Answer:Extremely high physical memory usage

You have 3 gigs installed, and one is free. Of the remaining 2 firefox is using 627Mb, Thunderbird 138Mb, both are higher than I have ever seen. So that leaves you one left for the rest of the processes.

I would imagine from FF usage that you have quite a few addons? Do you and what are they?

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Hi, I need help to solve my high physical memory usage while idling. I don't know if this is caused by any malware, so I need professional's opinions regarding this.

I have attached my FRST.txt and Addition.txt below.

Please have a look at them.

Thanks.
 

Answer:High Physical Memory Usage (40%) when Idling

This topic will be closed due to presence of pirated content.

Piracy policy
 

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Hey everyone! I've been having troubles trying to reduce my X61's physical memory usage ever since I bought it and it won't go down since. There about 103 processess running...that looks bad to me, especially with 3 gb ram. Is there a guide to reducing physical memory that someone could direct me to? Or maybe even someone here could help? Thanks a lot Moderator note: Type added to subject line for clarity. Message Edited by Agotthelf on 29-04-2009 09:12 AM

Answer:X61s: High physical memory usage o.o

hello welcome to the forums! Can you tell what kind of programs are you suing on your system?and the OS?i guess it must be vista.If you have any programs in the startup try disabling which you may feel are not useful for startup. If your system still gobbles up lots of memory try disabling windows aero.tell us if you are using any memory intensive application.if possible please post a screen shot of your task manager with the processes tab so that i can see what programs are causing you the trouble!   

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I am only running a few programs, but I notice that my physical memory usage has jumped to 86%! I have 2gb of RAM installed, and I'm sure that considering that I'm not using any resource-heavy programs, then it should not be so high.
 

Answer:Very High Physical Memory Usage in Vista (85%+)

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I'm not a tech-adept person, so would really appreciate some help. The physical usage is at 98-99%, then after quite a while it drops only into the mid-80% and when I try to do anything, it zooms back up to 99%.
Can't get my PC to do anything -- tried to open Malwarebytes but can't get past the first screen to activate it or Iobit Advanced System Care.

I force quit (held the on-button on until computer shut down) and now it's doing a disk-check, but it had just done that when this trouble started an hour ago, so I'm not very optimistic.

I don't even know what "physical memory" means.... could the fact that I downloaded a dozen or so 3mb photos to the desktop recently be a factor?

Okay, chkdsk is finished, am waiting for boot up. It's taking a very long long time. I've got just the black screen with the little bar with little green vertical bars running across above "Microsoft Corporation" Meanwhile, I'll post this and hope somebody sees it and can help.

Okay, the first Vista screen has come up (with the three users to choose from). I'm trying one of the other users (they're all me) just to see what happens. It's assembling slowly.

I'm going to post this now and will welcome a response!
 

Answer:Extremely high--99%--physical memory usage

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I've never gotten memory errors from my computer before. Today, while playing a game, I kept getting errors to stop the game to avoid memory loss. Then, it auto shut down my chrome browser.After closing out my game, my CPU is still sitting at 63% physical memory usage. This is fine, but when I run a game, it knocks up to about 85-91%. I've noticed that there are a LOT of chrome processes running, but I am always nervous to end processes. Looking at my resource manager, I have a lot as cache.. is that normal?Any advice?Screenshots below:http://imgur.com/a/1cJdU

Answer:Overly high physical memory usage

Do you have integrated graphics or a GPU on your CPU?

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Okay, the type of computer I have is a Windows 7 home premium, HP mini laptop.
I have gotten it from my dad and it only has 1 GB.
Before, I could open up a low memory browser like K-meleon, Slimboat, or whatever
have Trillian open and it'd be at like 40-60%
and recently it has spiked to 80-90% when I have nothing open.
Its the worst if I restart.
I have run a lot of virus/malware scans, and I remember removing some spyware, but it didn't help. Might have even been unrelated
anyway, I have tried to do a system restore, that didn't work.
I looked in task manager and nothing unusual is running, and I looked in the process manager, and like...nothing is there using up all the memory???

I can't buy more memory at the moment, and I'm thinking of just getting a new laptop and stuff with more memory anyway. But until then, I reaaaally wanna fix whatever's wrong with this one so I can keep using it.

I could run Paint tool SAI and have SMplayer open and it would use AT MOST 70%, now its 80 to 90% once again..

I'm getting frustrated with all the stuff I try and it doesn't work.

Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong?
I did disk cleanup, got rid of temp files, cleared all sorts of stuff and nothing....

Answer:Unusually high physical memory usage?

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

1GB is not nearly enough for Windows 7. Anyways:

Please run TFC by following this guide here:

How to use Temporary File Cleaner (TFC) | Tech Support Forum

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For the past month or so my computer has been using a ton of physical memory. It usually hovers around 60% and slows things down quite a bit.

Answer:Very high physical memory usage all the time

Looks like Firefox is using a ton of resources.

Try doing some of the things listed in this tutorial and see if you can get it down:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...uch-memory-ram

Also, are you using Spotify/Skype all the time? Figuring out what is up with Firefox and stopping Skype/Spotify if you don't need it would help.

You could also simply get more ram. Its not that expensive and its one of the best things you can do to speed up your PC, especially with your specific problem.

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hello guys!

just wanted to ask for your opinions/tips regarding this one..

i have a Gateway MT3707 laptop with a Windows Vista (32bit) OS. lately, i have noticed a weird behavior with regards to my unit; its performance has really slowed down lately. upon startup, and/or even though only one one program is running, the whole unit tends to lag already. as i tried to observe its performance via the task manager, under the performance tab, i seem to notice that the physical memory usage history part is almost at its limit already.. it seems to be fixed at the 80-90% capacity always, whether programs are running or none at all.. (see attached image)

as an effect of this, programs running tend to lag, and also suffer the case of them Not Responding; in short, a very slow performance..

any suggestions on how to lessen/ improve the performance itself? already tried disk cleanup and defragment but after which, still the same.. thanks!
 

Answer:Very High Physical Memory Usage History

your attachment tells nothing. It would have been better to see what processes were running. Have you ran your anti-virus and anti-trojan programs?
have you ran mike lin's startup editor?
 

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So I have an Acer TravelMate 2480 running with Windows Vista. My computer is extremely slow with any opening any program and constantly says "not responding". I have run a disk defrag, disk cleanup, symantec and adware programs, and i stopped the "Windows Search" in my services.msc. I then went and bought an external hard drive thinking the music and photos on my computer were overloading the RAM even though I've have other computers before and this was not a problem. I've backed up my computer and deleted all music and photos. I then went into my programs and deleted all unwanted large programs. My computer is literally running with nothing on it, and is still extremely slow. There has to be something wrong as I do not want to be afraid of downloading some music. I constantly receive a notice bubble saying "memory low close programs to save information". I am the only user ever running on this computer and I have run the msconfig and startup to run on programs that are needed for a healthy startup.

I have attached screen shots for your perusal to help me.

ANY advice is helpful.

http://i33.tinypic.com/34sfknc.jpg - Performance

http://i35.tinypic.com/2ijkcx1.jpg - Processes

http://i34.tinypic.com/9tesmv.jpg - Programs
 

Answer:High Physical Memory and CPU Usage Jumps

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Imgur Here is a album just demonstrating 4 situations that this has occured, notably when this occurs, the only 'demanding' programs are skype, chrome and steam. Surely not enough to warrant this much usage.

My system specs are on my profile, most of these programs occured after installing a cooler, but don't seem to be a ram related problem, as I replaced them already..
I have already tried performance monitor, clearing up start up items, memory diagnostics.

Please help me ! Much appreciated.

Answer:Currently having irregular, high RAM/Physical memory + CPU usage

I'm not sure that I'll be able to help you find the offending app(s), but maybe I can help you to post those images in a way that more members will see them. Some members are not comfortable visiting image hosting websites. The steps in this tutorial should let you post the images as attachments to your post: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Step 10 thru 12 show how to place the image inline so that you can have text above and/or below the image. Otherwise, the images will appear at the end of the text in your posts.

You might want to post screenshots of Resource Monitor - the Memory tab and the CPU tab.
If you get bored, I would be interested in the results of a WDO scan.
What is Windows Defender Offline? - Windows Help
The scan will probably need to run overnight.

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msconfig - disable all 3rd party software startups
ramMap, file explorer, nothing looks fishy
scanned system with ESET, malwarebytes, hitman
clean system with advanced system care and CC cleaner.
nothing helps a bit

just cant figure out what is eating up my rams, have been trying to solve this issue for almost one month then i decided to start a thread. what actually could the the problem here or did i misunderstood how physical memory works ?

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Title says it all, opened up task manager today and saw that my phyiscal memory usage is at 84%, with the usual processes running only. I checked for processes by all users and nothing unusual showed up. There was an svchost taking up some memory, making me think it was something malicious but when I ended the process the memory issues did not resolve while it was down.

I am not very savvy with computers and this is stumping me, actual performance doesnt seem too affected and cpu usage never goes above 13%.

Screenshot of my processes:
http://puu.sh/hi1E0/33daa6cd37.png

And resource monitor with the performance tab:
http://puu.sh/hi1Ja/35c4cbcd4b.png


Any help or clarification would be appreciated.

Answer:High usage of physical memory with no known source.

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Chrome is a massive resource hog and it appears you have some tabs open while making those screenshots.

Do a restart of the PC, then retake those screenshots.

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hello everybody
im having a really nasty problem here
a few days ago i started experiencing slowdowns and sluggishness on my PC
even when nothing too resource hungry running
then i experienced a few crashes, in situations where there wasnt an apparent reason
so i checked resource monitor and was horrified to find my memory usage around 90%
and constant, with no processes running except the ones that start with windows

dont know if it has anything to do with this, but shortly before this problem started i had trouble with booting my PC from my system HD after installing a new HD
i got help in this forum and solved my problem
here is the thread if it has any connection
change system hard drive
although the problem didnt start right away after this, i cant think of anything else that changed

i would appreciate any help coming before my PC explodes
here's a screenshot of my Resource monitor and my processes in task manager

Answer:constant high physical memory usage

Have you had a look at startup & background services.?

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msconfig - disable all 3rd party software startups
ramMap, file explorer, nothing looks fishy
scanned system with ESET, malwarebytes, hitman
clean system with advanced system care and CC cleaner.
nothing helps a bit
just cant figure out what is eating up my rams, have been trying to solve this issue for almost one month then i decided to start a thread.
what actually could the the problem here or did i misunderstood how physical memory works ?

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I have had the Google redirect virus for a while now, thought its little paragraphs were harmless, but it has become a nuisance. At startup computer was running at 30% CPU usage and 56 physical memory. I made the error of reading and following someone else's topic and not starting my own, but I will stop all that I am doing and await your instructions. have run minitoolbox and was starting GMER but realised I should really make sure I get proper advice from someone who knows what they are doing. sorry to be the 3rd Google redirect on this topic page alone. as the problem is not computer life threatening i promise to not self bump and will be patient Belowavgman

Answer:google redirect and high CPU and physical memory usage

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log c... Read more

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I've posted a thread regarding this a month ago here. I had scanned my PC with Malware bytes and turns out I had 4 malwares. Rebooted it and figured it was the end of it. The thing is this happens occasionally when I'm normally browsing Chrome, the memory usage goes up to 3,89GB out of 4GB out of nowhere. I go to the task manager/resource monitor and I can't find anything relevant I wouldn't normally have. Sure I have about 70 tasks but they're all small and shouldn't be causing trouble. Today it happened while I was installing Sniper Elite v2 - lengthy installation, it was using my whole RAM understandably, yet after it was finished I'm still left with about 80% of memory usage? Please help.

http://oi59.tinypic.com/r1kfbt.jpg

Answer:Extremely high physical memory usage on idle! (77%)

Please use this tutorial by Brink to post screen shots.
That way members don't have to go off site to see them.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi Guys.

For the last 2 weeks , as soon as my PC gets switched on the CPU usage jumps to around 52% and Physical Memory to around 58%. I only have one program running and thats Internet Explorer 8.

Anyone know why it is so high? A virus or malware perhaps? I've tried running Spyboy Search & Destroy aswell as Malware Anti-Malware bytes, but no joy. As the CPU is so high, the computer gets very hot with the heatsink (fan) going into overdrive which makes an absulute racket. It doesn't effect the performance much as its a high spec PC but its now getting a tad annoying.

I've also noticed that at night time the internet speed goes down considerably, i'm on a 10Mb connection and the last few nights speeds have been like no better than the old 56k days! Someone perhaps using my machine to attack other machines/users.

Any help would be grand.

Edit: The list of things I have done but the problem is still the same-

Spybot Search & Destroy
Avast Anti-Virus Scan
Malware Bytes Anti Malware
SuperAntiSpyware
Ad-aware wouldn't work, getting a 'System Error 1814'
My sincere apologies if this is in the wrong section.

Thanks alot

Answer:Constant high CPU and Physical Memory usage on Vista

You can adjust the services running using blackviper suggestions.I usually change some from automatic to manual.http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm

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Hi there,
I always come back here for help from you. I hope you can help me again. I have a desktop computer running very sluggishly, and I noticed that the usage of physical memory is over 30% even when it is just idling. Also, there are at least 12 instances of svchost.exe running simultaneously, and one of them using almost 180,000KB. I am including the log from HijackThis I just run. I think I have too much junk running in the background. Thanks for your help.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8181 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 946990 MB, Free - 626932 MB; H: Total - 6881 MB, Free - 402 MB; J: Total - 1907718 MB, Free - 1572276 MB; K: Total - 476682 MB, Free - 421119 MB; L: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 69349 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DX58SO, AAE29331-404, USSO841002WJ
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:24:12 PM, on 10/29/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.6.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Wor... Read more

Answer:Sluggish PC, high physical memory usage, svchost

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Hi all, i,m new here hoping you can help me.
 
My laptop (HP G62 running windows 7) takes a long time to boot and is very slow and almost impossible to use. The physical memory usage is very high all the time at around 90%.
 
The computer works fine in safe mode.
 
I notice a high memory usage of svchost.exe which can be up to 300 000k...........could this be the problem?
 
7 days ago it was infected by a Trojan Horse named Generic31.apje. I followed the path named and deleted the file from c:\ProgramData\browsermanager....................after doing this I completed a scan and the results where that the machine was clean. Could this still be an issue?
 
 
 
Thanks hope someone can help me

Answer:High Physical Memory Usage Slow Computer

What process uses the most/highest CPU...........check the taskmanager.

A great program to pinpoint problems is Process Explorer from Microsoft now.

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When I turn on my computer, previously the physical memory stress would be hovering below 10 percent, but now, after fixing a problem causing me many issues ( http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,93277.0.html ) I have a weird issue that I am not sure if I should be concerned with or not...Basically, when I turn on my computer the physical memory usage is at around 40 percent (from the Windows Task Manager). That is about 1.75 GB of memory according to the same.Is there a way to remedy this? I am not seeing any sort of downside as it stands now. It doesn't seem like my computer is running slow. I did a virus scan and also defragmented and what not, just to do some basic maintenance. Neither came up with something nor solved the issue. My CPU usage is at 1-2 percent.My specs are:Windows Vista 64-bit Home4 GB RAM768 MB NvIdia Geforce 9600 GSIntel I7 740 quad-core 64-bit procesor at 2.93 GHZ.My temperatures are:CPU Core 1: 45 CCPU Core 2: 45 CCPU Core 3: 45 CCPU Core 4: 45 CGPU Diode: 64 CSamsung HD642JJ: 26 C

Answer:Physical Memory Usage High at Startup on Vista?

Quotewhen I turn on my computer the physical memory usage is at around 40 percent (from the Windows Task Manager). That is about 1.75 GB of memory according to the same.Normal in Vista.Vista handles RAM differently, than previous Windows versions: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000688.html

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Hey there. I've just switched over to a new computer, only to find it's actually more sluggish than a computer with similar specs that hadn't be reformatted for two years. For example, sometimes when I type in urls or things in the run bar, there is a delay in the letters appearing. I know that Chrome can be a resource hog, but it's about the most intensive thing I have open right now and there is still noticeable sluggishness. I know that I have a lot more processes open by default than I probably should, but I also don't know which ones are safe to remove. Can someone please help me out? With Java running (For Salem MMO) it was at around 75% Physical Memory Usage. Without, it's still above 50%.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3989 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, 1802 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 455148 MB, Free - 395237 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., NP350V5C-S01AU
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and EnabledClick to expand...

Please advise. Thanks a lot.

 

Answer:Brand New Computer, high physical memory usage.

Welcome to the forums.
Get rid of Google chrome and see if it improves.
 

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Greeting,
Lately i have encountered a frustrating high level of CPU and Memory usage. When i first started my computer with no application running, i noticed the slow loading, and that's when i saw my CPU and physical memory rocket-up to 60% and 2 gigs of ram. To make the matter worse, the physical memory usage increases gradually until it reachs near 4 GB. At some point, the free P/M reaches 0, the CPU usage is unstable ( somestimes its 20% and somestimes 90%). There's another strange thing is the sudden appearance of svchost.exe which i haven't seen since i bought this PC. I've searched through the forums and found several methods ( Virus scanning, process explorer, turning off several unneccessary services and even re-install windows ( C driver to be specific) ) but sadly nothing worked. I've also disabled the apps that i recently added to chrome ( as i thought they were the causes), but the P/M Usage still stays at 4GB. The only thing that i can use with getting lag and stuttering now is google chrome, although its a horror just looking at how slow things are. Please help me to find a solution, i have a lots of important document and i can't stand the thought of having to completely re-boot my whole computer. Thanks a lot!

My Computer:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
8 GB RAM
Processor Intel Core I5 3.0Ghz
Graphic Card GTX 650 Ti

P/s: Please be reminded that even if i turn off all the google chromes and Avast processes, the P/M usage will stay at 2GB or more ( no application ... Read more

Answer:Odd problems caused by extremely high CPU and Physical Memory Usage

Anyone?

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Hello

Fairly recently, my computer began having performance problems after about half hour of usage and only running a few programs (Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Word, for example). My CPU Usage/Physical Memory both shoot up above 90%. I have uninstalled unnecessary programs, disabled many programs on start-up, and have run virus scans using different scanners, but nothing I've tried has helped. Can somebody please diagnose whether I have a virus?

I am running Windows 7 on a Samsung 900X (Intel Core i5-2467M CPU @ 1.60GHz, 4GB RAM, 64-bit OS).

Thank you very much in advance.

Hijackthis
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:18:22 PM, on 11/6/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16450)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\tpmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\SmartSetting.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\dmhkcore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\EasySpeedUpManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\E... Read more

Answer:Performance issues (sudden high CPU Usage/Physical Memory)

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Hi,

about 2-3 days ago I noticed my computer used alot of memory just after booting up and eventually shuts down. I have a 8gb ram (around 4gb is being used since im using 32bit). Before i could play games while browser is open it used around 80~%. How do prevent the usage to going so high?

Answer:Windows 7 ultimate 32bit high physical memory usage

Why are you using 32-bit with 8GB RAM?

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Hi Everyone from Bleepingcomputer.com,
 
I am facing some issues with my laptop.
 
I always noticed my CPU, Memory, Physical Memory usage are running quite high.
 
Wonder is it normal for my computer?
 
I always feel the temperature is quite high and my fan keep running fast all the time even with just running some lite program. Sometimes my computer also turned to Blue Screen.
 
Please find the attachments to see my Task Manager. 

Answer:High CPU, Memory, Physical Memory Usage turn Bluescreen Problems

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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After a format, I began having this problem, and the size of my windows 7 folder is 26 gb, somehow. I think it is slowly increasing in size.
 
FRST log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-02-2016
Ran by Lenovo (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (26-02-2016 07:20:00)
Running from C:\Users\Lenovo\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Lenovo (Available Profiles: Lenovo)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Skype Technologies S.A.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
(Gadwin Systems) C:\Program Files\Gadwin\Gadwin PrintScreen\PrintScreen64.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxEM.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxHK.exe
() C:\Windows\System32\igfxTray.exe
(Brother Industries, Ltd.) C:\Program... Read more

Answer:High Physical Memory and Jumping Cpu usage under performance tab in task manager

Hi belthagor My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Please give me a few hours to review your logs and prepare a reply.Thank you!

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Hi guys,

You've been a help in the past and I'm hoping you can help me now. For the past few weeks I've noticed that my CPU usage has been abnormally high, even though I only have 1 or 2 programs open (typically Firefox). Even with only running 1 program, my CPU usage has been over 50% and it takes my computer a long time to start up, or load any video, new web page, etc. I've ran, Spy Bot, AVG, SuperAntiSpyware, and Malware Bytes Anti Malware and have come up clean, but I think I still may have something that is causing this problem. Any suggestions? Thanks

Answer:High CPU Usage with few programs running

Are you finding any suspicious processes in Task Manager? When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes that may be running on your system.Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.List of common system processes found in XP's Task ManagerCommon system processes found in XP's Task ManagerTop System ProcessesAnytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google <- click here for an example.Or search the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexFile Research CenterProcessLibrary.comDetermining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process usually depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location (folder) than where the legitimate file resides and runs from there. Another technique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program or service so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. Keep in mind that a legitimate file can also be infected by some types of malware such as Virut which is a dangerous polymorphic file infector. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the... Read more

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Okay, so for the past week or so, My computer has drastically slowed down... I'm not sure what has randomly happened but it is affecting my entire computer. Can't open programs, can't surf the web, etc...I have run numerous Virus Scans and Adware programs...Spyware DoctorSuperAntiSpywareMalwareBytesAVG Anti-VIrusAd-AwareAvast Anti-VirusAdvanced System Care..After running these programs and removing all infected files.. I still have not seen a single change in this problem..I've also run HiJackThis and came up with this log...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:29:29 PM, on 4/16/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media ... Read more

Answer:No Programs running with HIGH CPU USAGE

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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Recently, when i look at my task manager ( after my computer has been on for a while) it shows that my memory usage is around 87% when i have very little running (maybe just google chrome open, skype, and itunes). I have 16 gigs of ram so it seems strange. When i restart it goes back down. i don't have a lot of knowledge about computers but this seems like something is wrong as this has never really happened until recently. Anyway, i appreciate all the help i can get. If i need to give you more info about my computer or anything lemme know in your comment. thanks!

Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet <-- screenshot of task manager and resource monitor

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I'm running Win XP, and I was downloading some software over the last few days for popup blockers, and I downloaded Yahoo Blocker, Google Blocker, and then ran AdAware 6 [which I've since removed to get Ad Aware SE].

Anyway, I'm having very high CPU usage, and High Memory Usage in the Windows Task Manager. I keep closing dostask.exe because it keeps using nearly 90-100% of the CPU, and it keeps maxing out my memory which is 1/2 Gig.

When I start the machine, the system runs fine, but then it begins to climb. I close it, and it climbs again, and then repeat.

I also did a search for dostask.exe and found this file: DOSTASK.EXE-25D34F68.pf located in the F:\Windows\Prefetch folder. Any help is appreciated.

Important Note: F:\ is my main drive.

Can anyone tell me what I should do?
 

Answer:High CPU Usage & High Memory Usage From dostask.exe

You need to find out what is starting that dostask.exe and either remove it (if it's not something you use) or change the settings (if it's something you use). Read the stickied thread for more info.
 

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Hi all,
I've been dealing with this pretty annoying issue with Chrome for a while now.  At least I think it's just Chrome.  Anyway, it runs extremely slowly and outright freezes with barely any windows/tabs open.  I don't care if I have 5 tabs open and one of them is YouTube or Pandora and that I have a couple of extensions.  That's not normal and it should not be running this slowly.  Actually, even when I don't have Chrome open, very often my CPU Usage shows 100%!  Any my Physical Memory is at 70%+!  I have no idea what's going on!  Why is my PC going so crazy with barely anything running?  I don't want to be forced to reformat
FYI, I already ran ADW and JRT.  It helped a little, but it's still happening.
Thank you!
Tony

Answer:I barely have any programs running and my CPU Usage and Physical Memory are off

Damn!  The topic title should have been "Barely any programs running and my CPU Usage/Physical Memory are off the charts."  Can a mod fix this please?

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Hi

I have recently been finding that approximately 950MB or Physical Memory Usage is being used up without having any programs open. My laptop has 2000MB (2GB) and is running extremely slow especially when i want to use Photoshop.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Matt
 

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Hi, I noticed when I opened Everest Home Edition the other day that 70% of my 512mb of RAM was being used up. I found that unusual because I wasn't even running any apps. I am anal about keeping my computer clean of spyware and viruses. So I ran my spyware programs and AVG free antivirus. Nothing was unusual there. I then looked at the Services running in the background and I noticed alot of them. I am guessing most of the memory being used up is by these Services running in the background. I use bleepingcomputer.com to tell me which startup programs are unnecassary to run at startup. I am not sure however, what services I really need and don't need. What is the best way to take a snap shot, so I can show you all the services running? I would do it via Administrative Tools/Services but there are way too many Services in that box and you will not see them all if i do a Print Screen.
 

Answer:High Memory usage with no apps running!!!

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Hi
I have this HP HDX18 laptop for almost 2.5 years now. It came with Vista 64 bit installed which was later upgraded to 7 Home premium. It worked fine until Jan 2012 when it started slowing down to nothing. I got it checked and cleaned by the tech support for HP(pccare247) and also updated the drivers for sound, display and BIOS. Now the system runs fine until any media played whether offline or online. After that it slows down to nothing and the sound becomes crackling and also with a delay and distortion.
The system slow down and the crackling sound does not come at the beginning and when it happens the CPU usage reaches 100% and stays above 90% until that multimedia is turned off. Also, the memory usage reaches 2.7 GB out of 8 GB and never comes below 2.16GB. What I noticed is as soon as I turn the WMPlayer off the CPU usage comes down all of a sudden to 15-20% and after sometime stays between 1-5% but the memory usage never comes down from 2.16, that is the minimum. Please help.

Answer:High CPU and Memory usage while running multimedia

Welcome to the forums!


Is your laptop networked? I'm guessing it is.


Is the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service running? This consumes a lot of processing power. If you don't need it, turn it off.

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When I'm playing armed assualt 2 operation arrowhead (when it mostly happens) my computer will crash giving me a memory_management error I'm not sure how to find more details about the errors specifically. all of my information is in the files attached

Answer:BSOD, High memory usage programs, Memory_management

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tezz311


When I'm playing armed assualt 2 operation arrowhead (when it mostly happens) my computer will crash giving me a memory_management error I'm not sure how to find more details about the errors specifically. all of my information is in the files attached


Hi Mate,

The dump files are missing. Go to C:\Windows\Minidump and upload the files here.

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I've been dealing with this issue for about a month now... Basically, my memory usage is very high (92% or so) while I have no programs open. I assume this is due to Windows background processes, but I am afraid to end one of them in case I mess something up. I have 6 GB of RAM on my laptop, and didn't have this problem before. Here is a screenshot of the Resource Monitor when I have nothing open (except the resource monitor, of course):
Thanks for any help, my computer is running like a brick..

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I've been dealing with this issue for about a month now... Basically, my memory usage is very high (92% or so) while I have no programs open. I assume this is due to Windows background processes, but I am afraid to end one of them in case I mess something up. I have 6 GB of RAM on my laptop, and didn't have this problem before. Here is a screenshot of the Resource Monitor when I have nothing open (except the resource monitor, of course):
Thanks for any help, my computer is running like a brick..

Answer:Memory usage is excessively high while no programs are open

Could you make screenshots of the memory usages in 2 ways:
task manager, processes, filtered on 'memory' (click on the tab to filter)task manager, performance, memory
and post them

What we see now from your screenshot doesn't provide an answer what is taking the amount of memory, because you didn't filter any usage.

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Hi,
 
I have recently bought Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga12 with I7 processor, 8GB memory and 1TB HDD. My system always utilizes minumum of around 40% memory even though there are no applications running. When I checked the processes running and the memory utilization, the total memory utilized by all the processes seems to be around 1 GB but memory usage shows 40% which is more than 3GB.
And evern my systems seems to be very slow.
 
Please help me resolve this issue.
 
Thanks,
Mogileeswar
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

Answer:Yoga12 - High Memory usage when no applications running

Hi You can always got the "Task manager" (pressing Ctrl+alt+del and select Task manager) and check out any process that may be using too much CPU or Memory.  You can also disable some of the things that are running on the startup or look at some services that you don't use that can be disabled. Regards

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In November of last year, my laptop suffered water damage and I needed my hard-drive replaced.

Since then, I have noticed worse performance when playing games, even online Flash ones, and generally much slower Internet, even with videos. One difference from before is the high memory usage; it's running at around 60% with only the browser open, which corresponds to 1.9 GB. When it gets in excess of 70%, things really lag.

Here is my system information;

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
[COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]Processor[/COLOR][/COLOR]: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3033 Mb
[COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]Graphics [COLOR=green !important]Card[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1293 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 221316 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
[COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]Antivirus[/COLOR][/COLOR]: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Here is a Hijack This report;

Logfile of Trend Micro [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]HijackThis[/COLOR][/COLOR] v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:05:40 AM, on 3/28/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\u... Read more

Answer:Internet running slow; High Memory Usage

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(System Informations)
Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
System Type: x64 Bit Based Processor
Processor: Intel R Celeron R CPU 1037U @1.80GHz
Intel'R HD Graphics
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Whenever I open an application like Ex. Google chrome > The Ram Grows Up From 80% To 90% But How?
Becuase Window 7 Idle 30%-40% When Google Is opened 50% But why would Windows 10 Has High Memory Usage So Far? Is there anything I could do or fix this problem?

Thank You! ~IvanDote
 

Answer:Windows 10 Pro High Memory Usage When Running An Application

Do the following in that computer:
Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your computer will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

If that computer is a factory-brand one, advise what brand name and model name and model number it is.

---------------------------------------------------------------

We don't know how you use that computer and what's installed in it, so that may a reason for the high memory usage.
The Google Chrome browser is also known to be a memory hog.

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I keep getting BSODs while playing video games like Star Wars: the force unleashed, COD: Black Ops, etc... Also, these games and other programs constantly crash or randomly restart my system. I am Somewhat computer savvy, but not nearly enough to know what to do to fix this (other than take it to a PC repair shop, or buy a Mac).

Many thanks for any help.

-Frank G.

Answer:BSOD When Running high-video-card-usage programs

Hi skeetpants and Welcome to the Forum!

Your .dmp files indicate many different reasons for your Blue Screens. Start by sorting out your drivers.

McAfee is known to be a cause of BSOD's on some Win 7 systems. Your Mcafee drivers are also outdated (pre Win7). I suggest that you uninstall McAfee using the McAfee Removal Tool until your issue is resolved. Download Microsoft Security Essentials as its replacement. Make sure your Windows firewall is enabled!
Once your BSOD issues are resolved, feel free to try an updated version of McAfee.

Outdated drivers to update:

Rt86win7.sys Thu Feb 26 09:04:22 2009 Realtek LAN RTL811

RTL8192su.sys Wed Nov 11 08:54:27 2009 Realtek Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter

atikmdag.sys Thu May 27 17:44:23 2010
atikmpag.sys Thu May 27 17:25:19 2010 Catalyst Drivers
Many people are having issues with the latest Catalyst, 10.12. See this thread for issues regarding v10.12.

It might be an idea to download and install one of the Previous Catalyst Versions. Download and install Driver Sweeper. Uninstall present Catalyst drivers. Re-boot to safe mode and run Driver Sweeper to clean up. Re-boot to normal mode and install the "new" Catalyst drivers.
Please attach new .dmp files to a new post as and if they happen.

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windows 7 running very slowly and my memory is up at 95-98% usagei have 2 gb of ram and i have no idea of what could be causing the problem.takes a while to open applications like google chrome.the mouse/pointer takes a few seconds to register that it is being moved.

Answer:windows 7 running very slowly, extremly high Memory usage

Run this & post what it finds.Using ESET's Online ScannerGeneral clean up and Prep (Do prior to any AV scans)http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showth...http://www.eset.eu/online-scannerhttp://www.eset.com/us/online-scannerHow can I view the log file from ESET Online Scanner?http://www.eset.eu/eset-online-scan...The ESET Online Scanner saves a log file after running, which can be examined or sent in to ESET for further analysis. The path to the log file is "C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt". You can view this file by navigating to the directory and double-clicking on it in Windows Explorer, or by copying and pasting the path specification above (including the quotation marks) into the Start ? Run dialog box from the Start Menu on the desktop.

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Hijack log below

Two weeks ago my Quark 7 stopped working - it will start and come up with the splash screen, but then will not go any further - a list of processes shows it's running at 50 cpu usage and 78944 memory usage. I have tried uninstalling reinstalling and have ran Norton's Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy and CCleaner to no avail. I have attached my HiJack log below.

The main programs that I use daily (and yes Quark is one of them) are the following

Adobe Photoshop CS3, ACDSee 9, Outlook express, Quark 7.0, Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver 8

Thank you for taking the time - I'm pretty frustrated!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:07 AM, on 10/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServi... Read more

Answer:Quark 7 stopped working - high cpu usage-memory usage ? Virus??

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Hi all, hope you can help.

Every so often, when listening to online radio streams/playing games etc my computer just goes crazy. I get a lot of hard drive 'chatter' and lots of fan noise and everything slows to a crawl. My music will start jumping and skipping and there is a long delay between me clicking the mouse and the action happening. It happens when no other programs (for example, my AV/AS) are due to scan. When I look at my Task Manager the two biggest eaters of memory usage are fm.exe (game, it normally eats a load but makes no substantial difference to the comp speed) and ekrn.exe (something to do with my AV, not quite sure what it actually does though)

I am running Windows MCE SP3 and am using NOD32 anti-virus and Sunbelt CounterSpy anti-spyware. The definitions on both are updated daily and both scan daily. I have also defragged the comp and do so weekly. The other programs I use are CCleaner and Glary Utilities, both fairly regularly to clean up my comp when I was working as an internet researcher, but less often now.

I do not get any error messages/BSOD's or actual freezes. Everything just slows right down. Could I have picked up a form of malware/virus that my AV/AS isn't picking up? Could one of my previous spring cleans have been too aggressive? Or is it simply too much load for my comp (2 year old Dell)? It is 3MHz, 1G RAM, kinda your bog standard media comp from 2007.

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Answer:Computer is apparently being scanned - high CPU usage/memory usage

When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes in Task Manager.Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.List of common system processes found in XP's Task ManagerCommon system processes found in XP's Task ManagerTop System ProcessesAnytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexFile Research CenterProcessLibrary.comDetermining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.Tools to investigate running processes and gather additional information to identify them and resolve problems:AnVir TaskManager FreeProcess ExplorerSystem ExplorerProcessHackerProcess MonitorsvchostViewerThese tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its path location If you right... Read more

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My friend, who has a very low income was given a Dell Optiplex GX240 running Win2K Pro. 512MB RAM

To help her out, I got rid of porn, viruses, and spyware using:

Ad-Aware, AVG spyware and AV free versions, Trend Micro House Call, Spybot

I checked the task manager, and has constant 100% CPU usage, avg memory usage

The system runs, but apps open slow, so I tried some freeware reg cleaners:

CCleaner, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, Wise Registry cleaner

After hours of searching on web, the fixes I found don't work, so I give up. Can someone help. My friend doesn't have the money to pay someone to fix this, and she was so happy to get a new computer.

Can anyonre help???

I have a HijackThis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:15 PM, on 11/1/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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Answer:MY PC is slow, High CPU usage, moderate memory usage , I'm stuck

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Recently my computer has been plagued by High CPU and general malware. I believe i've removed most of the malware. But I can't seem to fix the issue with the dllhost.exe and multiple explorer.exe running.

First i ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. Found lots of issues. all resolved. Ran them recently again and no malware was found. Still have the explorer.exe issue though.

Then I used combofix, but it changed nothing.

In the meanwhile i've just been ending the explorer.exe processes that take high CPU. This allows me to temporarily use my computer before they start popping up again.
 

Answer:dllhost.exe, multiple explorer.exe's, high CPU usage, and memory usage

I don't know what you need me to post. Hopefully this might provide some insight.
 

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Hi,
 
Just yesterday I realized that my computer was acting super slowly and I even received a blue screen of death out of nowhere. Upon checking my processes list,I found many suspicious processes that continued to multiply when I tried to end them. These included: PresentationHost.exe, msdtc.exe, dllhost.exe, prevhost.exe, cmd.exe, msiexec.exe, conhost.exe, and even a notepad.exe that seems to be invisible. A malware is most likely behind this, and is causing my computer to perform very slowly and be almost unusable, I have managed to run FRST, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not even opening for me. In addition, this multiplying issue seems to only occur when I am connected to the internet. I would highly appreciate some help!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:25-10-2015 02
Ran by Christopher (administrator) on CHRIS (27-10-2015 16:51:11)
Running from D:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Christopher (Available Profiles: Christopher & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(SUPERAntiSp... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage in Task Manager Very High - PresentationHost.exe memory usage

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM\...\Run: [New Value #1] => ctfmon = CTFMON.EXE
HKLM\...\Run: [hTew6txG55AD] => regsvr32.exe /s "C:\PROGRA~3\hTew6txG55AD.dll"
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Chrome] => [5120 2015-10-27] ()
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [Chrome] => C:\ProgramData\taskhost.exe [5120 2015-10-27] ()
AppInit_DLLs: prio.dll => No File
AppInit_DLLs-x32: prio32.dll => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3839431373-621308647-2831785862-1000 -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @nexon.net/NxGame -> C:\ProgramData\NexonUS\NGM\npNxGameUS.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86... Read more

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I receive the same alert from AVG whether I am using IExplorer, Firefox or Chrome. Also, in the task manager the CPU usage is sometimes almost 50% and it's always the internet browser I have open. Computer seems a bit sluggish. I have also been having trouble viewing videos on surfline.com (but not anywhere else). I am more than happy to delete any programs you think would be adding to the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

Here is my logfile from HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:46:07 PM, on 7/6/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16446)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\HPHC_Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Users\Lisa\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me with this!

I just completed a little malware removal with the help of the other forum, and alas, the item that I still don't understand is why, when the computer is at rest, my task manager is showing a minimum of 8% CPU usage at all times, and minimum of 40% memory usage. I do have about 25 tabs open on Chrome, but can't imagine that having this significant of an impact. Perhaps I need to expand allocation to each of those?

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Dell XPS laptop with a solid state hard drive, i7 processor and 16gb of RAM, so hardware shouldn't be the issue here .

I don't do any gaming, and only use this for business; email, web, Excel spreadsheets, PDFs, Word Docs. The tasks that seem to be taking up most of the memory allocation are:

Chrome - 145 MB
Outlook - 102 MB
Skype - 72 MB
But I also have 122 Background processes running ... and some individual programs have a lot:

36 from Chrome
5 from HD Audio Background Process
12 are various from Intel
9 are various from NVIDEA
I found the Reliability Monitor from another thread on this forum, and now see that there are anywhere from 64 to 96 items that have been failing to update - and virtually all of them seem to have to do with that annoying windows screen with all the icons of different apps like news, amazon apps, etc - all what I consider bloatware that I have never used. I have attached that report file here.

Thanks again for any help!
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Answer:Computer Always Running At High Memory Usage, And Reliability Monitor Questions

since you never use it, i would unpin / delete all of the tiles on the live start screen.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2352-start-screen-pin-unpin-app-folder-drive-windows-8-a.html
 

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The cpu runs constantly even when no application is in use.  Cooling fan also.  Confirms with task mgr.  Can U Help?

Answer:Ideapad cpu runs constantly, with fan. 40-100%High memory usage even when no application running

hi cptmclark,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
It's possible that there are applications running on the background that's causing the issue. Try to open resource monitor (press Win+X > Computer Management > Performance (left pane) > click Open Resource Monitor) and from there, you can check which applications are eating up memory.
 
You can also perform a clean boot to isolate non-microsoft apps that's causing the high CPU/memory usage. From there, you can enable your personal apps and services (i.e. antivirus, iTunes etc.) and then enable lenovo apps one by one and observe.
 
 
Best regards.
neokenchi

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computer slow after being redirected to site-- "homesoftsaver9.com" did some research and im sure thats where my problems came from.

heres my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:08:34 PM, on 8/30/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxduserv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lxducoms.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
D:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
D:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
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Answer:high CPU usage and high page file usage, computer slow

bump. very slow start up. page file usage up to 768MB when its usually under 100MB and various processes running that i don't recognize. any one?
 

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There is a serious issue with svchost.exe on my windows 7 computer. My HP Touchsmart 300-1025 has windows 7 64bit installed and svchost is slowing down the computer and using very high cpu and memory usage. It is not a virus or malware. I know the computer is not infected because one the computer has webroot and two if it was a virus or malware I would not be able to use the computer at all. So it has to be an issue with windows 7 64bit itself. Here is a screenshot of what I'm talking about and proof.

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Hey All, I'm not the best with Computer Hardware I guess you could say, however I've been noticing that my H30 is using a lot of RAM even if my computer is just running Chrome, Steam and at times TeamSpeak. Right now, I'm running those programs and Skype. Task Manager says that my Memory usage is at 61%, here is a screenshot of the Memory Tab in Task Manager. http://i.imgur.com/Phj2cnH.png As I say, I'm not the best with Computer hardware and all but, should the Memory Usage really be that high, just running such a small amount of programs, it increases a lot higher when I start playing games such as Red Orchastra 2 and Grand Theft Auto V. Does anyone have any information regarding this, or suggestions. Thanks,Ben

Answer:H30 - High Memory Usage High Constantly

Hey there. That is completely normal, the Windows OS does take up some memory. However, if you feel that the computer is slow or is laggy, you can upgrade your RAM. They are typically easy to upgrade and not too expensive.

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Hello I have multiple svchost running in task manager one which causes high cpu and memory usage that start increasing when I connect to the internet. Also when I connect to the internet i get redirected to other sites. Sometimes when I reboot my computer I get a generic host process for win32 message. When I run my anti-virus program it says 0 threats detected but sometimes say PDF Malware: Pidief detected and quarantined but the problem still continue. I am new to the site and have little computer knowledge any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Svchost high cpu usage and memory usage

Hello breal,do these please,post the logs and update me.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to you... Read more

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what do i do to overcome these problems.? Nortin anti- virus has given me a Performance alert..., & i don't want to mess up....I thought if I used Disc Cleanup, & Defragmenter that this would help, but I'm still getting the alerts....wha should i do.?
 

Answer:High Memory Usage..., & Hich CPU usage.

please continue on your other thread and don't start a new one since you are talking about the same problem.
 

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So, it's exactly as the title says,
I downgraded back down to windows 8 after feeling some sluggishness with my windows 10 OS.
It started off fine, but once I started downloading and installing necessary windows update files, I noticed once again the sluggishness I felt before, except this time my System Disk which is also my SSD drive, was being used up to 100% while my CPU was completely fine

Can someone please help me out in this scenario.

Laptop Specs:
Windows 8.1
MSI Dragon Edition 2, GT70 0NE, Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40 GHz 64 bit
NVIDIA GeForce GTX680M
Intel HD Graphics 4000

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hi all,i'd really appriciate if someone could take a look at my HiJackThis report and let me know if anything looks out of place. I've run scans with avast and spybot with nothing found by my CPU and Memory usage has suddenly rocketed today and my laptop CPU fan hasnt switched off all day, constantly going at full speed.any help much appriciated, thanks.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 07:48:01:AM, on 08/06/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\lotus\notes\ntmulti.exeC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

Answer:high cpu usage and memory usage suddenly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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What do I do to take care of this.? Norton anti- virus keeps giving me a Performance alert, & I simply don't know what to do...Can you help me.?I'm stumped.!!!!
 

Answer:High Memory Usage, & High CPU usage

The thing to do is use Task Manager ( right click on task bar at bottom of the screen, and choose Task Manager ). Then click on the Processes tab, click on the CPU column header so it sorts the rows by cpu usage. So now you will see the processes that use a lot of cpu.

If you are using Vista, or Windows 7; pull down the View menu, choose 'select columns' and then checkmark 'command line'. Then each row will give the location of the program on the hard drive.
 

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