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

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

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.

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

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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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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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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 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.

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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computer scan was attempted did not work, Manufacturer: DellModel: Studio 17, and similar seen on Vostro 3700 (32 B with 4G RAMM)OS: windows 7, version 6.1 build 7600, 64 bit, updated to this very minuteCPU/Ram: 8GVideo Card: intelSound Card: don't knowUnit is leaking physical memory just siting idle for a few hours progressing from 30-50% to over 90%, sometimes progressing directly to a black screen. Task manager Physical memory reports 70-93% shortly before W7 alarms to shutdown a program to free memory, and machine locks to a black screen requiring hard boot sometimes a second hard boot to get control. However resource screen physical memory meter reports just 20-30% at the same time. Have run full Dell Diagnostics and have seen no issues reported. Today I captured a screen printjust running task manager showing task manager meter saying 73% of 8G of RAMM is consumed! Commit Charge graph is showing nearly or at 100% as these events develop. Orange bar on memory usage is more than half the whole bar width. 4006 of 8192 installed. There is no explaination of Commit Charges in help or on MS website. MS WELL DONE AGAIN, please stay away from Yahoo, and adobe at least they still work OK!

Answer:W7 high physical memory leakage, even idle

I would scan for virus's, not sure if that could be a cause, but check it off the list. Then after I would try checking the memory sticks one by one and trying to narrow it down if a stick is dying. Could cause the problem.

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okay. I'm running a windows 7 64 machine with an Intel Core i5 [email protected] 4 gigs of memory, ACPI x64, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250...
ASnd the thing is my rig is sucking up 50-60% physical memory, doing nothing. I've turned off as many services as i can that I don't need, I've run MBAM and MBAR and MSRT and avast! and AVG scans to find nothing. I've changed from Zone Alarm and Avast!, to Comodo and AVG.

I still can't find this thing. I need help. I got Hijack this, and then I realized I don't even know what I'm looking at. 26 instances of missing or lost files. And now it looks like there's a new drive (E) on my rig that I didn't put there with 99mb of space on it...

Sooo. What should I do? I can usually stumble my way through this kind of thing, but I'm at a loss. OH! an instance of svchost.exe is currently at 175,812k and I just restarted. I dunno what that means.

Answer:57% physical memory usage at idle, no cpu usage.

Please do the following:Download the appropriate version for your system of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive. (Choose the correct version depending on which architecture operating system you are using, 32bit (x86) or 64 (x64) bit)Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select... Read more

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Hi there,
as the titles says, i am having an unusually high usage of cpu from those 2 processes (25-80%) on my quad core 4.3 Ghz processor,which i highly doubt is normal. another weird thing i noticed is that it's periodic, meaning it would be very high during the day, but during the night it's fine! i am afraid my device has been infected with a bitcoin miner or something!
I am using Bitdefender free antivirus, and i also scanned with malewarebytes antimaleware to no avail, so i went ahead and did a FRST scan, here are the results
any input is highly appreciated, thanks a lot.
 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 31-08-2016
Ran by Scalpel (administrator) on SCALPEL-PC (03-09-2016 17:34:48)
Running from C:\Users\Scalpel\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Scalpel (Available Profiles: Scalpel & FL2-MAN)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
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.)

(Bitdefender) C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Antivirus Free Edition\gzserv.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vis... Read more

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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!
(I've tried leaving my homegroup to see... Read more

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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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:00:28 AM, on 1/16/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
D:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
D:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
D:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
D:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
D:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
D:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$EX00.839\KillBox.exe
D:\Windows\system32\sdclt.exe
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
D:\Windows\Explorer.exe
D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
D:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/f... Read more

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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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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.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j65/bigbrat25/screenshot3.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j65/bigbrat25/screenshot2.jpg
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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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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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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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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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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Before we begin, please note the following:

I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
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Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
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".
When the scan is finished and no malware has been found ... Read more

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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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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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Display... Read more

Answer:High CPU usage and Physical memory

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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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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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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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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
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet... Read more

Answer:High Physical Memory Usage (50%+)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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my computer uses 29 percent on idle my phsical memory is at i have a 32 bit
system 3GB RAM and 5 GB page file but why is the usage so high
and it climb to 35 percent if i have it on for a couple of hours
but it used to stay at 17 percent on idle i use cleanmem
they all start when i changed my account to a different one i delete the my previous account
all i want is to get the memory usage down to normal
 

Answer:high memory usage on idle

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Hey guys, just installed a new Samsung 850 EVO SSD Dual Booting with Linux. Used what I believe is called a Retail Version of Windows 7 to avoid all the junk that was included with the Toshiba Disks. Seems recently Windows 7 is running at 50+% CPU and 30+% at Idle right after boot, is this normal for an SSD? And, I left it like this for like an hour just to see if it would calm down.

Right now running 82% CPU and 51% Memory with only Three Tabs open and nothing else...using Chrome. One my Yahoo Mail, Youtube music, This site and my Bookmarks Tab. I've looked around at what is running but nothing seems abnormal, any suggestions?

Nasty7

Answer:High CPU and Memory Usage at Idle

Hi,
This is windows updates time
Micro... has been playing cat and mouse on these download links so if they do not exist yet you might have to use the catalog to get them if the links don't work,
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

Make sure KB3020369 is installed
Win-7 32 bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=46827
Win-7 64 bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=46817

Then manually install KB3172605
Win-7 32 bit,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=53335
Win-7 64 bit,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=53332

After switch your windows update settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

You must use Internet explorer to download from the catalog
Microsoft Update Catalog
You also have to right click ie and use run as administrator don't ask me why but the 2 recommended browser add-ons won't install unless you do,

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Hi,

I have a lot of tabs opened in chrome, lets say, about 30. But when I don't do nothing, the CPU is being used between 25 and 40%, mostly by chrome.

But when I close Chrome and use only task manager I still get and average of 6% CPU usage and 33% of memory used. Coincidence or not when I started to move the mouse a lot I got CPU usages as high as 30%.

Some of process that are always working are: G-Buster Brownser Defense and IAstorDataSvc (32 bits). I'm using windows 8.

Can you help me ?

Cheers
 

Answer:High CPU and memory usage in idle

You may wish to use:

Startup_CPL
 

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Amount of information provided you can have a understanding of the system. Cannot figure out why using 2.08 Gb of memory at idle? Checking under Task Manager Performance. OS installed thru Elevated Command prompt at Language Option F-10. Hard Drives Clean All. H.D checked and verified.

Example: Tap/Start/Documents/Right Tap Favorites/Tap Location/Moved To Drive I: Moved the following folders: Down Loads, Favorites, My Documents, My Music, My Videos, My Pictures,

A.V. Norton Internet Security 2015 Running a Trial version looking for a good A.V. Turned off every possible option under advanced settings.

All software installed Auto Up-Dates disabled.

All of the hardware recently tested including memory with MemTest86_V5.00 10 Pass on each memory module then 10 Pass all modules installed.

System Specifications:

O.S. windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. Full administrator use. Tweaked the OS following NickN Guide for Flight Simulator X. All of the bells and whistles for the O.S. are disabled.

THE FSX COMPUTER SYSTEM: THE BIBLE - BY: NickN - SimForums.com Discussion

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Answer:High memory Usage @ Idle

I don't see this usage as either unusual or abnormal.

Memory usage is always under the control of the system memory manager, the primary goal being to maximize overall system performance. It usually works very well.The system will always try to find some use for as much memory as possible, even if it is only of trivial use. Within reasonable limits the more memory you have, the more it will use. This memory usage is of course higher than necessary, and that is a good thing. The memory manager is using the large amount of memory available to improve performance. But if a large application needs more memory this usage will automatically be trimmed back, drastically if necessary. With 12 GB RAM that isn't likely to happen very often.

Don't be concerned over the low value for "Free" memory that may occasionally show. This number is of little importance and is often misunderstood. The value of importance is "Available" and that is very high. And that is good.

Don't be concerned that adding up the memory usage in the process list doesn't add up to total usage. It was never intended that it would. The default configuration doesn't show all process usage and there are major users of memory that are not processes, not all of which are shown in Task Manager.

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Ram usage is about 13% when idlem at desktop.
Here is a copy of HijackThis Logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:33:36 PM, on 10/13/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
F:\Programs\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\srvany.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\LCDMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDClock.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Sof... Read more

Answer:High Idle Memory usage...

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i have a windows 7 home basic with a 64bit OS. the problem that I am experiencing with my pc is very high RAM usage The RAM usage is around 70% when i have chrome on and around 90% when im playing a game, and around 50% when i just log in . Furthermore my CPU usage flutuates from 1% to 40%. my installed RAM is 2GB(1.82gb usable) and processor is intel(r)core(tm)i3 CPU.

Answer:Extremely high memory usage

Two gigs of ram is the absolute minimum (64 bit) for just your basic surfing. Add gaming and you will soon run out of memory.

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Hi, I'm new here. :)

For some reason, when my computer has been on for a while, the memory usage goes really high.

I have 7gb of memory, and if sitting idle, after say, 5 or so hours, the usage will be over 6b! I've been restarting to remedy the problem, and it works, but only for a short amount of time. Now I really need a fix.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:Extremely High Memory Usage?

Hi,

When this happens next time, can you check the processes and see what processes/programs are using up the memory? (See pic below)

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my pc's cpu usage is constantly 100% and program are taking up more memory than they should. Please help... here's my highjackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:58:31 PM, on 1/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.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\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008\APVXDWIN.EXE
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Answer:Memory usage is extremely high need PLEASE help!!

Hello and welcome to the forums

My name is Katana and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.

Please observe these rules while we work:
1. If you don't know, stop and ask! Don't keep going on.
2. Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
3. Please continue to respond until I give you the "All Clear"
(Just because you can't see a problem doesn't mean it isn't there)

If you can do those three things, everything should go smoothly :D

I apologize for the delay in responding, but as you can probably see the forums are quite busy
and sometimes a post manages to slip by us.
Unfortunately there are far more people needing help than there are helpers.
Download and Run ComboFix (by sUBs)
Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.

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Hi. Recently something bizzare has been happening. My memory usage is maxing out but I cant figure out why. i have not installed anything unusual etc.
Attached is a pic of the process's in task manager (around 100-200MB) but as u can see on the right it says over 800MB... Why???

Answer:Extremely High Memory Usage

How much memory is installed?

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

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Hi guys! Just to fill you all in, i had some issues with my pc so i eventually formatted it completely, using a disc to freshly install the OS. Now after many days of messing around trying to figure out what is going on I see that with steam open(not downloading) and 4 chrome tabs, my memory is 5.5gb of 7.1gb but i have 8gm DDR3 Ram. I've noticed whileplaying some games that it is not much higher but applications like chrome and windows start bar are really slow or will freeze too. could this be related?
If anyone has any ideas, please feel free to help. I'm desperate!

Answer:Windows 10 memory usage for idle too high

Hi, FWIW with 2 tabs Firefox open, and a lot more small startups than you have, I'd bet, my RAM usage is around 3.4Gb of 8.

Could you please post a screenshot of your task manager showing the top 10 processes organised
a. by highest CPU use first
b. by highest RAM use first
(click the appropriate tab to organise)

Unfortunately your screenshot doesn't give this info.

What is gyazowin.exe? Guessing sthg you're using for the screenshot? And what's 'windows start bar' - do you mean the start menu, or some sort of program launch bar?
Thanks

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I play a good amount of games on my free time, and over the past couple of months, ive been getting ridiculously high memory usage % while nothing is running on my computer. It is currently running at 51% memory usage, of 12gb, with nothing running except spotify, and a couple of background tasks. Also, out of 12gb, the highest memory using thing is Google Chrome, as im typing this, taking up 481.5mb.
 

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HiAll,I am not too big of a techie, but i am sure that on my Vaio (Win 7, i3, 4GB) even when my system is idle the memory usage shoots upto 40% right from the word go.tried going from pillar to post reading different forums but no help.Ran a spybot check, Avast antivirus (no threats), Finally heard of Hijackthis and attaching a log file of the same.All i have noticed that its not a specific process that takes up the memory, its any available process.e.g if its iexplorer that takes upto 45000+K Mem (evene with just 2 tabs) if i end the process, it shifts the load to Svchost.exe and it starts shooting up.I dont understand what is happening! and would really appreciate any help on this one.ThanksArifHijackthin Log File:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:40:18 PM, on 10/6/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\MoRUN.net\Secure Reminder\reminder.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Media Gallery\ElbServer.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\SHTtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\NetWorx\networx.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel? Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:High Memory usage even with Idle system

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 I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as ... Read more

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Hi guys! Just to fill you all in, i had some issues with my pc so i eventually formatted it completely, using a disc to freshly install the OS. Now after many days of messing around trying to figure out what is going on I see that with steam open(not downloading) and 4 chrome tabs, my memory is 5.5gb of 7.1gb but i have 8gm DDR3 Ram. I've noticed whileplaying some games that it is not much higher but applications like chrome and windows start bar are really slow or will freeze too. could this be related?
If anyone has any ideas, please feel free to help. I'm desperate!

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I haven't updated my sig yet, right now I have four gigs of RAM and I'm running XP 64.

Before I play CS, ~800 MB of RAM is in use. Afterward, it's more like 1.2 GB, and I can't find a process in task manager that seems to be hogging the memory. Closing Steam doesn't free it up either. What gives?
 

Answer:Extremely high memory usage under XP64...

Maybe you still have DLL files in memory? Try one of those cache/memory cleaners that unload DLL files.
 

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Hello, recently my computer's performance has been declining at a very fast rate. When I say performance, I mean that when I try to watch videos on the web, they wont buffer and fail to load. If I want to play a video game, the lag will be horrific, my frames per second would be verging on 1-4!!! Which is extremely sticky! Whenever I try to browse the web, when I click on a link, it either wont respond, will come up with a message saying "INTERNET EXPLORER CAN NOT FIND THIS PAGE" or simply take a long time to load.

I tried to find what was causing my CPU and memory usage to be so high... and then I found a very serious error.



WHEN MY COMPUTER HAS NOTHING GOING ON, MY SYSTEM MEMORY IS AT 150k PLUS!!! As I write this message to you now, my System memory is at 130k and internet explorer is at 140k!!!!!!! My cpu usage is keeps changing from 30% to 80%+ in random patterns!

Another strange thing is, all my other applications running are on 2k+ or something to that effect... when my friend's computer has most of his applications under 500? What's going on there?

I have no idea how to fix this, I have used countless scanners claiming to clear everything damaging the computer, but in the end charges you obscene amounts of money to get the 'FULL VERSION' etc.

Can someone help me solve my memory usage problem, so I can continue to watch videos, play games and browse the internet without waiting 30 seconds for anything to respond? Thanks for reading!

Answer:My computer's memory usage is EXTREMELY HIGH!!! PLEASE HELP!!!

Lets see a screen shot of the performance tab of Task Manager.

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I just installed Windows 7 Professional x64 on a new system I built last week and I'm seeing extremely high kernel memory usage for no apparent reason. Kernel paged memory jumps from 150-200 MB to 700-800 MB, and in some cases over 2000 MB.

I had the same issue on a 2 year-old HP laptop, so there must be some factor causing the issue on both machines. Here are the specs of the two systems-

Desktop- (Just built the system last week from parts purchased on Newegg)
Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.8 Ghz (Quad Core, Hyper-Threaded Lynnfield)
Gigabyte GB-P55-UD3R Motherboard (1156 socket)
4GB DDR3 1600 @ 7-7-7-24 OCZ Platinum
MSI Nvidia 9600GT 1 GB GDDR3
1 TB 7200RPM Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive
22x Samsung DVD-RW (SATA)
Zonet ZEW1642 802.11n

Laptop- HP DV9500CTO
Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2.0 Ghz
4 GB DDR2 800 (upgraded)
Nvidia 8400M GS 128 MB
320 GB 7200RPM Hitachi Hard Drive (upgraded)
8x DVD-RW

Both systems were running Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate and Professional) and exhibited the same high kernel paged memory usage.

Commonly used software-
Firefox 3.5.x
Thunderbird 3 Beta 4
Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (latest build)
Itunes 9
Pidgin 2.5.8
KeePass 2.0.9


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Answer:Extremely high Kernel Memory Usage

could be superfetch? not sure if you know already what that is, but it supposedly preloads some apps into memory to allow for quicker loading later on, which could be why your seeing this increase.

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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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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
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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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Ok here's a short run down of my problems, sorry if this gets wordy but my head's a little scrambled since I've been reading conflicting/irrelevant information for the past 12 hours or so.  My computer runs at 87% memory usage at idle.  The running processes don't equal up to this at all. When I run a game or even just a web browser it shoots up to 97% usage.  Some sites I've read actually say this is normal for Windows 7.  I'm running Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1. Other problems I've run into are services.msc will open but immediately goes to not responding no matter how it is opened, and windows update apparently can't search for updates anymore.  That was working just yesterday.  I've run virus scanners/malware scanners like crazy but all that was found were highlighty registry keys.  System Restore won't open either.  I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic tool and it reported that I had memory errors.  So I began to look into hardware problems.  I killed my overclocking, made sure the ram was set to the right voltage, updated my mobo's bios and it has made no difference.  Windows troubleshooter will not load either (not responding) not that I expect much help from that.  I'm probably leaving something out but that should be enough to get some help.  I'm thinking about doing a System Repair to see if that might fix some of these problems. sfcscan said everything was ok.  The computer runs a little on ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 troubles/high memory usage at idle

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.
 
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Machine (laptop) is slow. Friend asked me to look at it.

High CPU & Memory usage at idle. Cooling fan never stops. AV was removed prior to running scans.

Logs attached
 

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Hi all, I've got a problem with my ideapad u310 touch running windows 8.1. When doing completely nothing (just staring at the desktop with no programs running) my laptop uses ~55% of ram. I find this extremely high, when i open a few chrome tabs and listen to some music, maybe open a powerpoint it even rises to 80+%. My Medion erazer laptop(also running 8.1) with 4GB ram uses ~65% with the same usage and ~35% while doing nothing. I deleted almost every lenovo programm except energy management and OneKey recovery and i disabled as much programs as possible on startup but there's almost no difference.Now, I don't really care about the high percentages but what I do care about is that it gets extremely slow when 80% of the ram is in use. Does anybody know what i can do about this? I already tried the refresh windows option but that didn't help. Or am I just stuck with a device that has very very very poor multitasking performance.

Answer:Extremely high memory usage on ideapad u310

hi spromper,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
 
Opening Task Manager will show you which application utilizes the RAM.
 
Also Doing a clean boot will help on freeing up RAM
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
 
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 





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I have started having a problem with the physical memory usage going from around 1.8MB to around 7MB after the PC sits idle for an hour or so.CPU usage is around 12% which is kind of high for my system with nothing going on, usually around 2-3% or lower. Seems to go up gradually till maxes out around 7MB, I have 9MB installed. The only way I can get it to go back to normal is to reboot and all is fine why using the PC but as soon as it goes to sleep the memory usage goes to hell. I found this out the other day when I went to play online and PC froze during play and had to exit the session. Have not really installed anything new other than Corsair VOID wireless headset but this issue did not start immediately after that but week or so. Last thing I did was try running windows update which would not run, was getting service can not run error message. Thinking might be related to this but I have tried disabling windows update in services and no change. When looking in resource monitor does not look like anything running is using abnormal amount of memory. Any ideas? I'm at a loss at this point. I have searched many forums and threads, tried a few suggestions and no change. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Problem with physical memeory usage going from 1.8MB to 7MB after idle

7 MB ???

Your pc should be using an average of 3 GB

Check your memory again in system properties, you most certainly do not have 9 MB installed.

Also, post a shot of Resource Monitor showing the memory tab, and one on the Performance tab.

Task Manager>Resource Monitor>Memory Tab

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I have started having a problem with the physical memory usage going from around 1.8GB to around 7GB after the PC sits idle for an hour or so.CPU usage is around 12% which is kind of high for my system with nothing going on, usually around 2-3% or lower. Seems to go up gradually till maxes out around 7GB, I have 9GB installed. The only way I can get it to go back to normal is to reboot and all is fine why using the PC but as soon as it goes to sleep the memory usage goes to hell. I found this out the other day when I went to play online and PC froze during play and had to exit the session. Have not really installed anything new other than Corsair VOID wireless headset but this issue did not start immediately after that but week or so. Last thing I did was try running windows update which would not run, was getting service can not run error message. Thinking might be related to this but I have tried disabling windows update in services and no change. When looking in resource monitor does not look like anything running is using abnormal amount of memory. Any ideas? I'm at a loss at this point. I have searched many forums and threads, tried a few suggestions and no change. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Problem with physical memeory usage going from 1.8GB to 7GB after idle

7 MB ???

Your pc should be using an average of 3 GB

Check your memory again in system properties, you most certainly do not have 9 MB installed.

Also, post a shot of Resource Monitor showing the memory tab, and one on the Performance tab.

Task Manager>Resource Monitor>Memory Tab

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About a year ago, I noticed that my computer was running slow (both online and off) and that the explorer.exe process listed in the Windows Task Manager was usually running very high. Windows Explorer seemed to crash a lot as well. A few months ago, I attempted to install Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 on my computer and before the install completed a warning window popped up saying something like 'there is already another instance of Kaspersky running' (which was not the case since this was the first time I had ever attempted to install Kaspersky software) and the install failed. When I rebooted my computer, I got the blue screen of death for a few seconds and then Windows booted with a message saying that Windows had recovered from a serious problem. Since recovering from whatever happened after the failed Kaspersky install, my computer is slower than ever and the Task Manager still shows a high CPU usage even though the System Idle Process is high and there isn't any processes listed that are using much CPU time at all.

I just scanned my system with the latest updated versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, and Avira AntiVir. All of them found nothing. I then cleaned my computer with CCleaner and ran HijackThis.

Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:30 AM, on 13/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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This problem began yesterday. I noticed my CPU was at 90C constantly with very high CPU usage (>50%). I had no major programs running. I rebooted several times and the program persisted.

1. I went into safe mode and everything was normal. So this rules out hardware issues.
2. I reformatted and everything was normal..but then after installing these few programs, the problem began again.
Programs:
-MSE
-Jdownloader
-iSkysoft video converter
-VLC
-Media player classic
-utorrent
-Chrome
-Firefox
-java
-Microsoft Office 2010 Pro
-Mp3tag
-Mp3gain
-Weather watcher live
-Xiliosoft audio converter 6
-Malware bytes antimalware
-Aimersoft video converter
-Boilsoft video joiner
-winrar
-7zip
-daemon tools lite
-coretemp
-drivers for dell wifi, usb 3.0, graphics
3. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 14z

Here is my hijackthis logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:59:37 PM, on 2/24/2013
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Weather Watcher Live\ww.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Answer:Very high CPU usage, causing very high laptop CPU temps (90c idle)

Hello. First off, having utorrent effectively craps you out on this forum since it has a bad rep. Suggest you remove it and come back, start a new thread. That said, if you're familiar with Task Manager, check the CPU percentage on the processes tab (click CPU column to sort). This may help pinpoint which app(s) are whack.

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I've owned this i7 X220T for about 3-4 months now and even from the get-go it ran pretty hot (refused to go below 45C on idle when I was outside in 30F weather) but now the idle temps are getting to levels that border on unsafe! I'm currently at 71-75C idle and all I have running on my computer is Firefox and Speccy. Would contacting a Lenovo tech and getting him to replace the TIM help significantly??? I know these chips are known to run hot, but there is no way anything was ever designed to run at 70C idle... I have thoroughly cleaned the exhaust ports on this unit (although at 3-4 months old it shouldn't have a dust problem anyway) and run it with the battery inserted + AC power on the "balanced" setting, meaning the chip isn't overclocking itself at all. ::edit::Also, I forgot to mention that it is normally resting on my hardwood computer desk that is practically dust free and it has plenty of room for air to vent. 













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Answer:X220T i7, Extremely High Idle Temps???

that is very high for idling temp, probably best to send it in.Although did you update the bios firmware before this problem occurred.And is the fan running properly?

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Everytime i open My Computer, theres a 3-5 seconds lag.
Would appreciate it if someone can help me
Pc specs
Windows 7 Home Premium
Service Pack 1

Ran ComboFix. Here's the log
ComboFix 16-01-07.01 - Owner 13/01/2016 21:04:06.2.4 - x64
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.60.1033.18.4095.1157 [GMT 8:00]
Running from: c:\users\Owner\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition *Disabled/Updated* {4D41356F-32AD-7C42-C820-63775EE4F413}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition *Disabled/Updated* {F620D48B-1497-73CC-F290-58052563BEAE}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2015-12-13 to 2016-01-13 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2016-01-13 13:08 . 2016-01-13 13:08 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp
2016-01-13 08:27 . 2016-01-13 08:27 -------- d-----w- c:\program files (x86)\ESET
2016-01-13 08:25 . 2015-11-25 11:02 11154520 ----a-w- c:\programdata\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{4A73714F-0620-417A-AABE-5AD018D51CCA}\mpengine.dll
2016-01-12 09:09 . 2016-01-12 15:21 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Owner\AppData\Local\CrashDumps
2016-01-12 09:04 . 2016-01-12 09:04 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\regid.1986-12.com.adobe
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I bought a x360 pavilion awhile ago, and I even spent extra money to get more ram (6GB)It was pretty fast when I first got it, but now it's super slow. I just use it for writing word documents and internet browsing.The disk usage is always 100%, even when it it just sitting there with nothing open.I've tried all kinds of things to fix this, like defragging, updating all dirvers, etc...Nothing has worked. I'm wondering if someone here can help me get this resolved, as it slows my productivity. Details:Model: 13t-u000P/N: T5M33AV Thank you for your time.

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Hello,
Basically I noticed that my PC has a lot of RAM used but no program is using the RAM - see attached screenshots. Obviously it doesnt really affect me until I launch a game: eg GTA 5 which before ran happily at 60 and is now stuck on less than 1 FPS when I get into the game (even after spending like 20 minutes in lag hell to try to reduce all the settings to the lowest)
However Rainbow Six Siege runs at 120 FPS with no issues, so GTA may be an isolated incident.


(Also important to note I only have 8Gb of RAM, even though it says */16.0GB for the committed memory)

Specs are:
Computer type:PC/DesktopOS:Windows 10CPU:Intel Core i5 3570kMotherboard:ASUSTek P8H61-M LE/USB3Memory:8Gb(2x Corsair 4Gb 1600mhz Vengeance) DDR3 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9Graphics Card(s):NVIDIA GeForce GTX970Sound Card:Onboard 7.1 Audio (Realtek)Hard Drives:1Tb ST1000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device
1Tb Hitachi HDE721010SLA330 ATA DevicePSU:XFX PRO850WCase:Zalman Z11Cooling:Corsair H60 Water Cooler

Please help!

Answer:High RAM usage while idle

You might also want to post a screenshot of your start ups.

Cortana seems to be using a lot of memory for just being idle. If this is not being used, perhaps you might want to disable that. Your CPU also seems high for just being idle. I don't know if this 'jumped' while you took the screen image, but to me it appears that in these three images, your CPU load ranged between 15 - 36%, which seems high for your processor during basically idle time. You might want to boot into SafeMode and see what things look like. See HERE.

I would think you should see a noticeable drop in resource usage while in SafeMode. If that is the case, then it might be some software conflict.

You might have to disable one start up at a time, then test your system. If no change, go back and enable it, then disable the next one in line.

You might also be experiencing some memory leak some place, that might be the cause. However, you would have to identify which program or application. If you recently installed something just before the problem began, that might be a place to begin.

There is something that might help, at least until you get this sorted out. There's a free program called CleanMem.

I have used it for years, and I do have it on my Win-10 machine as well, although it does not indicate that it's compatible with win-10 (yet).

It will force the release of unused memory every 'X' amount of time. It's defaulted to every 15 minutes, but I have mine set for every five minutes. When... Read more

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whats up guys, i just reinstalled xp and my system is almost at bare essentials but for some odd reason my cpu usage is at 50% all the time and never drops below that. I ran hjt and the log was clean. i even posted it here and no one could find anything. I have no clue what it could be. Any ideas!!???

Thanks,
J

Answer:cpu usage high at idle

Easiest way to ID the culprit is to start the taskmanager and look down the list of services, a lot of open office progs seem to do this and other GNU licensed stuff, seems not to be as good as proclaimed, but taskmanager should soon tell you the culprit.

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Hi guys,
When I open Windows Task Manager the numbers in CPU never seem to add up to the 50% that it says it's being using, so I'm not sure what process is hogging it. Once I open Chrome, it can go up to 80-90%.
Also when I'm in chrome and I enter an url it seems to take longer than usual and even not going to the address just staying in the blank page.
 
I got told that I should include screenshots from both task manager and process explorer.
 
PS: I'm a new user but I'm a bit tech savy and my most fear is that it is the beginning of hard disk failure.

 

 
 

Answer:High CPU usage even when idle (50%>)

Hello FrekkonYour Kaspersky is running very high. Uninstall and re install it. Have your product key handy.Some errors might occur when removing Kaspersky Lab products via the Start Menu or Control Panel. As a result the application may not remove correctly or remnants of the application may remain in the system.To fully remove the installed Kaspersky Lab product, use the Kavremover utility. Note that the utility deletes all activation data and you will need to activate your product after reinstalling.

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