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

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

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.

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

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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 "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.[*]The tool will start to run.[*]When the tool opens click Yes to the disclaimer.[*]Place a check next to List Drivers MD5 as well as the default check marks that are already there[*]Press Scan button.[*]FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file, close out this message, then type the following into the search box:services.exe[*]now press the search button[*]when the search is complete, search.txt will also be written to your USB[*]type exit and reboot the computer normally[*]please copy and paste both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Search.txt)[/list]

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

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

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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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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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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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Hi Guys,
I have had my laptop for around a year now, and it's always been pretty fast for a cheapish laptop, It's an advent modena m100 in blue, but recently it has started getting real slow, like my CPU Usage is at 100% all the time and my Physical memory usage is running quite high aswell, without even having any programs open. Has anyone got any ideas on what it could be causing this? If so how can I get it back to how it used to be Thanks!
 

Answer:CPU usage 100% / Physical memory usage always over 50%

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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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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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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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I have a Dell laptop. Intel Pentium CPU 2.13GHz, 4.00GB RAM, 64 bit operating system, Windows 7. I'm not sure what other info you'll need besides all that. The physical memory is running at around 1.61 GB now and I'm thinking that's gotta be really high. But I've never had a laptop much less Windows 7, so I'm not sure if it is too high. Can someone help? Thank you so much. I'm enclosing photos also of the task manager performance and processes tabs. Thanks again.

Well Im finding that I can only add 3 of my 5 photos, so I will try to post them in a separate post. Thanks again.

Answer:Physical Memory Usage

I cant post the last two photos for some reason. If you need them, can you tell me a different way I might be able to send them. Thanks again.

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OK - I know my system specs aren't brilliant with only 1Gb RAM, however didn't think when I bought the laptop with Vista Home SP1 I'd be clocking around 850Mb with only IE open!

Is there a reason it's so high or is it just the way it is these days with all this glitzy new software? Should I have gone for a better spec?
 

Answer:84% Physical Memory usage?

I think people normally advise to run Vista with at least 2gb of RAM for it to run quite well. I don't have Vista myself but i would assume it's probably taking nearly 75% of the RAM just to run the operating system and its essential processes.
IE wouldn't take much of your Laptops' resources to run.

What is your CPU clock speed?
 

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Hi - first post here,

My laptop (specs below) has been using about 40-50% physical memory continually for a while now, causing the fans to work overtime (?) and the system response time to slow. This occurs even when CPU usage is 0-5%

I've read forums here and elsewhere on this and tried a number of things, but nothing I've done so far has had much effect:
- used MSCONFIG to reduce the number of startup items to 5-6
- Ran disk clean-up to free-up space (+ laptop runs defragmentation weekly)
- Uninstalled unwanted programs using Control Panel -> Add/Remove...
- checked Task Manager -> Resource Monitor -> Physical Memory...and there is not enough committed memory displayed to take up 2GB RAM
- Ran http://www.uniblue.com/software/speedupmypc/, which helped on the margin with some things, but not with the physical memory
- Ran "chkdsk /f", but little change afterwards
- Full scans by fully updated versions of AdAware & Norton Antivirus show no malware

Possible reasons:
- I'm still running about 65 processes (40 mine, 25 system), although most seem very very small on memory usage
- Laptop tells me 290GB of my 320GB hardrive is full. I have a large music collection on there, but I don't understand this - here's what I have counted:
- Music files: 130GB
- Games: 17GB
- Photos/Videos: 20GB
- Other Programs: <5GB
- Other My Docs: <5GB
- So even accounting for other held back hard disk space, I don't see how this gets too fa... Read more

Answer:Can't get Physical Memory Usage down

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Don't know much about computers, but...just started occasionally getting one short beep or two short beeps every once in a while. Read thru a few forums, and found some responses concerning memory. Checked my Task Manager (I'm on Windows 7 on an Acer laptop a few months old) and all the CPU usage was at 0, but the usage at the bottom was changing from 9% to maybe 45%. I checked off show processes from all users, but it didn't make a difference. Also, the physical memory reads anywhere from 35-45%. Aside from a small slowdown in things like typing on a website (or here), there are no significant problems. I ran a virus scan, and rebooted, to no avail. But if it's beeping, there must be something wrong. Is it time to consider repair shop? Any one with any ideas?

Answer:O% CPU Usage, 54 Physical Memory

might not be needed but could you fill out your system specs using speccy or cpu id

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hi guys

problem:
my physical memory usage is high when i have only browser opened, laptop 2months old.when i bought it i had no problems, now i dont wanna play any games more becuz it can get overheatten

i already have scanned with
-malwarebytes' anti malware
-norton internet security
-registry booster
-CCleaner

nothing found

questions:
which services/processes are unnecessary?
how else i could reduce my physical memory?

Processor : Intel Core i3 350M
GFX : AMD Radeon HD 6370M
RAM :3GB

here are some pictures

Answer:Physical Memory Usage

That looks OK to me. Windows 7 will use as much as it needs and manages the memory so that frequently used programs remain in memory unless it is needed for something else. It really is not worth disabling services you will end up doing more harm than good.

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First off, I apologize if I am not doing this properly, but I always seem to have a problem of not knowing exactly where to post something, especially with so many pages to look through for a specific topic. That said...

I just bought an emachines T3642, AMD Athlon 4000+, single core and very good, Vista Home Premium. I have a question as to what it actually means when I open up my Task Manager and I read this at the bottom of the Task Manager Window.

Processes running are generally between upper 50's and lower 60's, CPU usage is generally between 2% and 7%, but the Physical memory is rarely if ever under low 60's%. What I'm asking is does that mean that I'm using 61% of my 1 gig of memory that came with this unit and if so, is that a high number. You know a lot of stuff comes preinstalled and I'm always worried about uninstalling anything that I didn't install myself for fear of doing damage to my computer.

Also, when I initially open the Task Manager, in the CPU Usage area, anywhere from 80 to 100% will flash for a moment, and then drop down to the single digits percentage. I am aware of a lot of processes running in background, but should I be concerned about the 80 to 100% that does flash for just that moment.

Whatever information you need I will be glad to provide. I'm not a computer expert. I just like to have a machine that runs as fast and as efficiently as it can, and I'd like to understand a little bit about the basics. I didn't seem to notice the high ... Read more

Answer:Physical Memory Usage

My memory usage is about the same with not much running in the background. I've heard Vista gobbles up alot of memory which I guess is a good thing cause more stuff running in memory means it's not coming from the much slower hard drive.

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Hey guys, hi there,
i am running windows 7 ultimate 32bit and everything is fine except my physical memory usage which is very high, sometimes almost finished. i have a 1GB ram and without any applications open its around 700. Lowest i have noted is 550, i was happy, computer was fast and smooth, but i dont know what i did that it went that low. it keeps changing on itself. sometimes very high, sometimes high but computer is running (at a slow/normal speed). i have checked out the processes but am unsure which ones should i end without messing up with the system's processes. Please help on how to manage the physical memory and end unwanted processes. Thanks alot guys.

Answer:Physical Memory Usage

1 GB of RAM is less than I would like to use.

2 GB would probably make a noticeable difference.

What do you have checked in the startup tab of msconfig? Try unchecking everything except antivirus.

Look at the services tab of msconfig. Put a check in "hide all Microsoft services". How many services are left after you do that?

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Hi, I just want to confirm if my PC is performing alright. I have recently started task manager and noticed that my physical memory usage is around 50%, I have hardly any applications open. Is this normal? If not how do I resolve such a problem?

EDIT: I have 4 GB of RAM running Windows 7 and as I said the only applications other than the ones running at start-up that I have open are sticky notes and IE

Answer:Physical Memory Usage

Hello Wooppy101! Please update your System Spec so anyone can helps you.

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Iam using windows 7 64 bit pc of ram 4 gb.
I hav detected a problem of increasing physical memory.when the pc starts physical memory usage will be at 36% around..bt it increasing at a rapid rate.finally my pc getting slower and it crashes.
GIVE ME A SOLUTIN FOR FIXING IT PLZ
 

Answer:Physical memory usage about 96%

Use a command prompt, issue TASKLIST /SVC >task.log and attach or paste into your reply

Is this a relatively new system or a sudden change - - what did you last install?
 

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Hello,
Recently my laptop started functioning very badly, slowing down suddenly, then crashing, even thought I wasn't running too many processes or taxing it too hard. For a while I thought it might be a virus or malware, but running any scan was an exercise in futility since the computer slowed down so much, even in safe mode, to the point where a single antivirus scan wouldn't finish after 24 hours. I finally managed to scan with spybot overnight and though it found some tracking cookies and other junk, there was nothing that seemed very serious and the problems persisted.

I then tried a different approach, simply monitoring the CPU and memory usage as I used the computer. I noticed that the % of physical memory used did not go above 45-ish% even when more and more processes started running and demanding memory. After a while of that is when the computer would crash.

So basically I have 4GB of memory, but the computer does not use more than 1.6GB or so even when it needs it and this keeps leading to crashes. This wasn't the case a few days ago. I tried switching the port the memory stick is in and that did not help. I added a 1GB memory stick I had lying around and that helped a little, because now the computer goes up to 2.2GB and 50% of physical memory. But expect any more and it crashes.

Why is half my memory unused? Any ideas? I'm leaning towards a physical problem with the memory stick or motherboard.

So I just finished running a memory test in BIOS and it passed. ... Read more

Answer:Physical Memory usage does not go above 45%

To check your memory run memtest86+ RAM - Test with Memtest86+ It is best run overnight as you should run at least 7 passes which will take quite a few hours.

For a virus check, try running Windows Defender Offline. this will tell you how. Windows Defender Offline

If you run into problems with these tests or they do not help your issue, check back and we will try to help resolve your problem.

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I clearly don't have a good PC, but I also think W7 doesn't need over 2 Cores 2.66 GHz and 2 ram.
My problem is that my CPU usage and and Physical Memory usage is staying around 90% each with Chrome and nothing opened.

There are two screenshots of processes opened and cpu and memory usage at a difference of ~1 min.
The CPU usage is increasing on a simple loading web page.

Answer:CPU Usage and Physical Memory ~90%

2GB RAM and dual-core CPU is about the bare minimum for a decent experience in Windows 7. Chrome is also known for wasting system resources like crazy (just look how many processes and how much memory consumes each one). I don't think it's a rare thing what you're seeing.
CPU usage should peak while loading sites, but otherwise be low when idle. Memory usage would remain high as long as it's opened. But given the limited system resources and the heavyweight programs running, such high percentages seem normal.

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I have a new Dell inspiron 580 with core i3 processor, 4gb ram and windows 7 home premium x64. Through a dock gadget, I noticed that the physical memory usage never ever exceeds 33%, regardless of the amount of tasks and load placed on it. It seems it would rather slow down that exceed this number. On the flip side, while running fairly idle, never dips below 20%. Testing using task manager confirms this. System info shows 4GB installed and 2.76GB available. When testing under various different scenarios, task manager will max out at 1.15GB used, while showing 0MB free but 2800~MB available. Can anybody give me any input on the situation? Capture shows light load, Capture 2 shows multiple tasks including an HD movie playing.

Answer:Physical Memory Usage never above 33%

Hi, nickunbc! Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Open Resource Monitor. You can do so either by clicking the Resource Monitor button in the Performance tab of the task manager or typing resmon in the Start search box.

What does it display in regard to "Hard Faults?"

If your HD is not getting thrashed you probably have nothing to worry about.

(note: my hard faults are a bit high right now - they are usually at zero - because AVG and Windows are reindexing files since I just installed Office 2010)

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I clearly don't have a good PC, but I also think W7 doesn't need over 2 Cores 2.66 GHz and 2 ram.
My problem is that my CPU usage and and Physical Memory usage is staying around 90% each with Chrome and nothing opened.

There are two screenshots of processes opened and cpu and memory usage at a difference of ~1 min.
The CPU usage is increasing on a simple loading web page.

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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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Can anybody offer some reasons why on start-up the Physical Memory usage is very high ? Is this a normal profile ?

The only systems worth noting that are live being AVG 2011, which updated on start and ZA.
Screen shot :- Process Explorer activity images.

My system details are shown in the Computer Specs. part of my profile, but I have Windows XP Home with SP3.

Many thanks
John
 

Answer:Solved: Physical Memory Usage ?

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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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Hi,

When I am checking the Physical memory usage history in task manager I see a straight blue line where the graph should be. Where has my real time graph gone?

I have recently done a motherboard change which required a new install of windows. I also added 2 x 2Gb RAM sticks to my 2 x 4Gb. All 4 sticks are Corsair but the two pairs are different.

Answer:Physical memory usage history

Can you post a snip of it?

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Hello, I have constant issues with my computer being sluggish sometimes. Also at idle times I notice sometimes my physical memory is 50% used up. I have 4 gigs of ram, intel core 2 duo T9600 at 2.80 GHz, nvidia geforce 9600m GT video card, and i'm running windows vista 64 bit on a HP dv5t laptop. for those of you familiar with this model, yes, i do have it propped up properly. completely ventilated, the fans are not blocked.

also, sometimes whenever i play back 720p hd video on my harddrive, or watch hd video on say, youtube, i get skipped/dropped frames. even though i thought, at least, that i had a nice video card/processor/ram combo to where i could tackle this stuff with ease.

any ideas?

pic of task manager:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:59:30 PM, on 11/4/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
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Answer:50% physical memory usage, on computer with 4gb ram

80 processes is alot
In vista you can go do windows defender and get a dedcription of each start up entry and what to disable...you should find several you can disable
There is an option to remove the startup from the list...dont use it..just disable what isnt needed
 

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

HijackThis log and TaskManager screen included below.




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

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

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

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Good afternoon,
Can anyone look at my HijackThis below and tell me if anything is abnormal?

I have for a long time now had very high readings from task manager. I was running with 1GB of RAM but have now just replaced 1 of the 512 chips for a 1GB chip so I'm now running 1.5GB RAM. My task manager says 1278MB with 658 Cached

I do have several items which I used frequently "Cleanup!", "ATF cleaner", "CCleaner", "Privacy controls (paretologic)" and "Regcure".

I would just like my hard drive to stop chuntering away for no apparent reason and for it to use less resourses so I can open files and generally used my computer quicker.

My HijackTHis log follows :-

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:49:51, on 20/04/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
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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...

Helllo,

My name is Argus and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.

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.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
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.
Warning! Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit needs to be run from an account with administrator rights.
Click in the introduction screen "next" to continue.
Click in the following screen "Update" to obtain the latest malware definitions.
Once the update is complete select "Next" and click "Scan".
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Hey guys,

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

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

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

Answer:High Physical memory usage

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hey....its me again =/

well the java thing did work since the last time(i installed the latest version as of recently) fresh from the site), but it didnt actually fix completely...

what ive noticed is when i open some programs like battle.net.exe for example it will not open and not show up in task manager...well sorta, it does show up in processes but only using about 108-116k or memory and the task cant be ended, after a bit of time after that the whole right click anything resulting in windows explorer to stop responding... but this time i noticed something this time it did it, my physical memory in task manager was completely used up and slightly over the available amount.. im pretty sure thats whats causing windows explorer to not respond and everything to go down hill..

im sorry for bugging you guys again... really thought i had it solved last time since it was acting normal..

also, ive done a disk drive check and it says its perfectly fine.

Answer:huge physical memory usage

Post a screenshot of Task manager - Performance tab when this occurs. This provides important information not found elsewhere.

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Heyo,

So I'm running:
i7-4790k
GTX 970
8GB RAM

Running on Windows 7.
So I with new games I'm running and I'm having to tone down the graphics quite a bit. Auto detect settings puts it to high and ultra settings but that tanks the hell out of my system.
I bought the Division and found that it moves more like a slideshow on Medium than the High/Ultra it wants me to run on.
95% physical memory usage, nothing up or down during the game and the i7 runs like a breeze, no high percentages there.

So I'm just asking for help :(
I've scanned for malware and cleared out anything that's unwanted. I only recently upgraded to the i7 so I'm only just off a clean install.

I'd really appreciate anything at all!

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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 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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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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I recently purchased a Toshiba Netbook. For some reason right out of the box I'm running at 700MB. I disabled everything at startup, so I believe I'm running way too high. Anyone have any advice?
 

Answer:Reduce Physical Memory Usage

Hi how much is shared with the graphics
 

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Hi there.

This is probably a stupid question, or one with a "computers are mysterious things - put up with it or buy a new one" answer.

My laptop, with no programs running (and by that I mean only whatever opens up at startup - so no Firefox, iTunes, Thunderbird, Windows Live Messenger, Photoshop, Second Life, etc, etc.) usually shows 0-5% physical memory usage. It's been that way since I bought it a year ago.

A few days ago, my laptop suddenly jumped to 30+% at the same state. No programs open, I haven't downloaded anything new, I haven't made any software or hardware changes, but suddenly I'm using 30% of my memory? This is a killer once I start actually opening programs, when memory hogs like iTunes, Photoshop and Second Life bring my memory usage up to a previously-unheard-of 60+%!

I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit (Service Pack 2) on a Dell Inspiron 1525.
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo CPU @ 1.83GHz 1.83GHz
Memory: 4.00 GB

I've run both McAfee and Adaware, and apart from a few tracking cookies, neither have found anything.

I tried to System Restore to a time before this started happening, and at first that seemed to fix the problem. My physical memory usage would drop down to 0-5% at startup. As soon as I rebooted though, the problem would reappear.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Here's my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:42:31 p.m., on 4/11/2009
Platform: Windows... Read more

Answer:Sudden Physical Memory Usage

Hi and welcome to TSGF please follow the instructions here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796 and here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 this will help you troubleshoot the problem,you can also check in C:\windows\minidump and see if there are any files which you can copy to a folder name it zip it and attach to your next post,use the go advanced button then the paper clip icon to attach and up load,if no dump files check the eventviewer for info
 

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I'm considering throwing my laptop out the second floor window, but before I do maybe someone can help me!
My computer has been acting up for sometime or maybe I should say slowing down. I've read through a number of similar threads and tried a few of the suggestions - running Malware, defraging the disc, without any improvement. In short, the entire systems bogs down even when I've only got a couple of applications running; yesterday it was Word and Excel. This doesn't happen everytime I use it but often enough to indicate there is a problem. Of course there are tons of things running in the background that I don't know how or if it is safe to shut down.

Finally things stopped altogether and after a few minutes I was able to start task manager - I was at 99% capacity of physical memory usage but very little CPU usage. I closed everything and googled the problem, tried a couple of things (above) and had to quit for the day without finding any problems. I've noticed that Word seems to be having problems but haven't had success fixing it.

I sometimes have to run the virtual machine which also seems to all of a sudden to have problems, but maybe that is an application thing, AutoCad 14 has decided to run differently than before.

I know enough about the computer to be dangerous....so I could really use some assistance in speeding the thing up! Following is the system info as suggested:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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Windows 7 has been acting up like crazy for me lately and I was wondering if anyone had any incite on what I should do. I will post two screenshots below describing the issue more exactly, but basically my memory usage is staying around 82% and thats with 2GB ram and no applications running over 60MB. Please Help!http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/...http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/...Thanks in advance!

Answer:Win 7 High Physical Memory Usage

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

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Hello 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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In windows task manager memory never uses more than 1.8GB to 2.15GB of memoryphysical memorytotal 9213cached 1989Available 7058free 5184kernel memorypaged 201non paged 52cpu usage also low @ 15 t0 25%Pc used for rendering 3d buildings in vectorworks 2011 is slow slow slow..... not using full cpu or ramOperating System : win 7 ultimate 64-bit (6.1, build7600)system model : ex58-extremeBios: award modular BIOS v6.00pgProcessor: intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), -2.8GHzMemory: 9214MB RAM - 2GB-1GB-2GB-1GB-2GB-1GBPage File: 2443mb used , 25195mb availabledirectX Version: directx 11How can i speed up my system??

Answer:physical memory usage only 2,16bg of 9gb

Post the model of your motherboard and graphics card/s.Look at the link below which describes the minimum system requirements.Did you install all the motherboard chip set drivers? http://kbase.vectorworks.net/questi...

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Hope I'm asking in the right section.

Normally I might consider this a good thing, but it happened absolutely out of nowhere and I'm not sure what's up

Normally My physical memory usage sits around 40-45 when I'm doing everyday things like typing up this thread, around 35% if idling.

But just today, out of nowhere, My physical memory usage took a huge dip, right now it's at 27%, dropping down to 20% if idling. I have no Idea why.

I looked at the memory usage of all my programs, and many of them are only at about half what they use to be. For example, Explorer use to sit at around 35,000 k, and now it's down to 17,000 k.

I restarted and everything seemed to be back the way it was for awhile, when it suddenly all dropped again, still no idea why

So, what exactly is happening? Am I looking a gift horse in the mouth here, or should I be concerned?

I'm using Windows 7 on an HP notebook, didn't install any updates recently, to my knowledge. I actually have windows updated switched off for the time being
 

Answer:Physical Memory Usage anomaly

Ah, I found the trigger

Sometimes when I google image search something on Firefox, Firefox's memory usage rockets out of control and it crashes, it looks like everything else is slowing down to compensate.

Looking it up, Firefox likes to do this to people.
 

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Hello MajorGeeks,

I recently bought a new laptop, a Lenovo T430 with Windows 8 and 8 GB of RAM and, for some reason, the memory all gets used up astonishingly quickly.

Just after starting up and running a few minor background services and such, my computer often sits at 40% used physical memory. The screenshot attached shows the Resource Monitor with few programs open, and it is mostly Chrome that uses a good chunk of the memory. But even when adding up all the processes, the total is far less than 2GB which would be 25% of my total physical memory.

I wouldn't be complaining about this, since I am aware that it isn't necessarily a good thing to be not utilizing memory.. but often with 8-15 tabs open in Chrome, and running Youtube and downloading files, the memory usage jumps up to 97%. It makes everything run super slow and it doesn't add up at all to anything close to 8GB.

Any ideas? Do I have a memory leak? In searching through random links to forums on Google, one person talked about disk caching being a potential culprit. This is my first system with a SATA drive so maybe that could be the issue... ?

Any help is incredibly appreciated
 

Answer:Maxing Out Physical Memory Usage

Hey emidac, welcome to MajorGeeks, try running this to clean your computer,
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/ccleaner_slim.html
Then give this little memory cleaning tool a run, be sure to click on the mini monitor so you can watch how much is being used, and right clicking on the taskbar icon will give you the option to Clean Now.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/cleanmem.html
 

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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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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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with a browser the number goes up to 90 (firefox or chrome), safe mode is around 45-50. Just started happening recently don't even know where to start to fix this.

Answer:70% physical memory usage on start up

Welcome to BC jackie.
Please post your computer model and run speccy from this link : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792

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

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

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I 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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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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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, 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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Hello,

I am running a pretty good PC, with Windows Home Premium x64. All of a sudden I have noticed a sudden drop in my computers responsiveness and so I tried to figure out what was wrong. So I looked at task manager and noticed a high phyiscal memory usage, and then preceded to do all the regular stuff of scan with MalwareBytes, turn off unwanted services and start up programs. Nothing seems to be working. Here is a screenshot of task manager and resource manager.


I just don't understand what is using up all the memory.
SPECS

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) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 5364 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 1023 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941763 MB, Free - 794478 MB; D: Total - 12002 MB, Free - 1469 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2AB5
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Sudden rise in physical memory usage.

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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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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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Hi,

My computer memory usage is at 27% and very slowly climbing up. I noticed that a lot of svchosts.exe using a ton of physical memory with one at around 162k. Is this normal?

This issue all started when my computer would automatically turn off whenever I would watch a video on YouTube or on a Java Chat. It didn't before, and my computer would run pretty quietly with physical memory usually around 1-2% used. I have 8 gigs of ram and have a Gateway LX6810-01 model desktop. Anyways, I first tried to fix what I could (ex Windows Update, rebooting computer, etc). It still didn't work. I spoke with Gateway tech support (since my computer is still under warranty). They went through some basic stuff then one person had me flash my bios. After this, the problem of shutting down went away, BUT now my computer's fan is constantly on and the physical memory is used around 27%.

Please help and advise if possible. I've attached the copy of the HJT log as well as pasted it below. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:44:00 AM, on 9/21/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartCopy\SmartCopy.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartLauncher\SmartLauncher.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast... Read more

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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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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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Hi,

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

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

Answer:Extremely high physical memory usage

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

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

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Hi, I'm having this for quite some time now, physical memory usage goes up (especially when using firefox/bitcomet - both of which are the highest consumers of memory on my taskbar-around 200-500MB of RAM).
shutting them down will only free a small amount of the memory and the rest still counts as taken.
at first i thought it was a bitcomet only thing so i posted for help there:
Bitcomet hogging memory - Comet Forums
it looks like a memory leak since the process won't free the memory
i also read on google that using a processor with "NUMA" based memory design doesn't go well with windows 7 (which is the case here), therefore i tried to download an attached hotfix which apparently did not match my machine (Windows6.1-KB2155311-x64)
here are my specs:
cpu: intel i7 860
gpu: geforce 560 ti
8GB 1333MHZ of RAM
tons of free hd space

any ideas on how to proceed?
thank you for your time

Answer:Physical memory usage increases over time

Hello mryumyum and welcome to Seven Forums.

As you've indicated, if the PC has been in extended continuous use memory leaks can occur from some programs (usually badly written ones.) That means used memory is not released for reuse. Over time this can accumulate. If, after each reboot, your memory usage drops to the same level, I wouldn't worry. Rebooting more frequently might help if it's the result of a badly written program.

As a general rule, you should not have any available RAM (or at least very little). Available RAM is wasted RAM. You paid for all of it and shouldn't want to see any of it wasted. Windows 7 works hard to keep all your RAM working for you all the time, for example using it for cache if your apps don't need it, then taking it back again if your apps need it later. This is a good feature of Windows 7, not bad. You could run the Resource Monitor to see exactly how your RAM is being allocated.

Resource Monitor

Another possibility would be malware. Make sure your security software (including real-time protection) is present and up to date. Do a full scan of all drives for malware with your installed antimalware suite. You could then follow it up with free Malwarebytes for a second on-demand scan since no antimalware product is 100% effective 100% of the time.

You could also run the free Process Monitor to get a better idea of what's using your RAM. Don't even have to install it. You can run it from the live link at the bottom of the page (run proce... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Overly high physical memory usage

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

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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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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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My computer is running extremely slow with a lot of processes running in the background. My CPU usage & physical memory is maxing out every time I use my computer. I recently installed ACT! Pro CRM database software and it has really slowed down my computer. I need a tech to determine if I have too many programs running and not enough RAM to handle all of it. I believe I need to upgrade to a new computer with more RAM and faster processor. I do not believe my computer is infected but instead running too many programs. I run MS Outlook, ACT! Pro, Chrome Browser, OneNotes, Achieve Planner and with all these running plus all the other behind the scenes programs running it is bogging my computer down.

Any advice on how to clean some of this up or is my only option to upgrade to new computer or upgrade my RAM?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor LE-1660, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1790 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464549 MB, Free - 314059 MB; E: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 4728 MB;
Motherboard: eMachines, WMCP61M
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:CPU usage & physical memory peek capacity

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Our desktop computer had slowed to a near stop. I checked task manager. No applications are running. I checked memory usage. 93% physical memory is being used. The largest portion of that, well over 1,000,000, is being used by explorer.exe. Again, I tested it after I had closed all programs (which took forever and kept blacking out the screen) and windows. We have an external drive that has been working fine and suddenly is not being read by the computer. Don't know if it is all part of the same program. Were running a diagnostic on it and the diagnostic quit. No processes for the dianotic were still running to cause the high memory. Help!!

Answer:Windows 7 93% physical memory usage by explorer.exe

Hi jmatdrama,

What is the brand/model of your computer? Did this problem recently started happening? Have you installed any programs recently? Boot your computer to safe mode and try running a virus scan. Another thing you can do is to run a check disk repair. Here are the instructions on how to perform a check disk repair on your computer: Check your hard disk for errors

Hope everything works out well for you.

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I have run the the Hijackthis program but I don't know what I am looking for exactly. Something is using up all the physical memory and cpu usage but I can't figure out what is it. When I first notice the problem I figured it was remnants of norton conflicting with avg. I completely removed norton with a norton removal tool this didn't solve the problem. Below I have post my hijackthis finding. Also hijack this mentioned "System denied write access to the host file C:\windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts ." I am not sure what this file does so I didn't delete or alter it. If any one can help I'd greatly appreciate it THANKS.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:16:43 PM, on 5/29/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility\TUSBSleepChargeSrv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9 ... Read more

Answer:Cpu usage and physical memory are jumping ridiculously

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

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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 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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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,

I am running a pretty good PC, with Windows Home Premium x64. All of a sudden I have noticed a sudden drop in my computers responsiveness and so I tried to figure out what was wrong. So I looked at task manager and noticed a high phyiscal memory usage, and then preceded to do all the regular stuff of scan with MalwareBytes, turn off unwanted services and start up programs. Nothing seems to be working. Here is a screenshot of task manager and resource manager.


I just don't understand what is using up all the memory.
SPECS

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
BIOS: Ver: CHG_712.rom vCHG7.12
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 5364MB RAM
Page File: 13364MB used, 1221MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

Answer:Sudden rise in physical memory usage.

I can't enlarge that pic to get a decent view.

6 GB of RAM. What is that---a 4 GB stick and a 2 GB stick?

What malware/anti-virus/anti-spyware stuff do you have running when the PC is bogged down?

Since I can't see the pic, I can't see anything about running processes either.

Have you upgraded any software lately--or installed new software?

Is that a 13 GB page file?

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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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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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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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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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Im running windows 7 on my laptop and when i have only google chrome running my Computer usage spikes from 22 percent all the way to 100%, it spikes so at one time it will be low then spike all the way to 100. and my physical memory used to be around 97% but i downloaded CCleaner and ran everything it had and ive been abel to drop it to around 85%. is there anything i can do to keep these numbers low? thank you for all your help. its really annoying trying to do stuff on this laptop cause programs crash and are unresponsive at times because the spike in Computer Usage.
 

Answer:Computer Usage and Physical Memory Problem.

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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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Hi,
My system on Win 7 (Pro-64) & has 4 GB RAM, in the attachment CPU usage captured in the very beginning of PC starting. But, seems that system using huge memory, so if I run few apps or VM, then system come very slow & memory almost full...
Something eating RAM, I am sure...
~r

Answer:Huge Physical Memory usage & slow PC

Nothing I see wrong with what you are posting. We need make and model of pc or specific hardware including psu make and model.

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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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Hi,
I have read the tutorial on combofix.exe and went through the process as stated on this site. The purpose for my running combofix is because I have been running at a constant 80% plus, usage of my physical memory and it is slowing down all of my applications and OS. I have windows 7 ultimate. My PC was running fine until just a few days ago and it just creeps along now.
When combofix.exe ran, it deleted one file. It deleted office.exe. The log is posted below. Can anyone help please?

ComboFix 10-12-03.01 - Brad 12/03/2010 20:37:00.1.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.502.175 [GMT -6:00]
Running from: c:\users\Brad\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

c:\windows\system32\office.exe

.
((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-11-04 to 2010-12-04 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

2010-12-04 02:32 . 2010-12-04 02:33 -------- d-----w- C:\32788R22FWJFW
2010-12-04 01:33 . 2010-12-04 01:33 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft Help
2010-12-04 01:31 . 2010-12-04 01:31 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Microsoft CAPICOM 2.1.0.2
2010-12-04 01:06 . 2010-11-10 02:33 6273872 ----a-w- c:\programdata\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{C47179FF-4F3E-4D69-B848-CB9A9DC709E5}\mpengine.dll
2010-12-04... Read more

Answer:Slow running PC 80% Physical Memory Usage

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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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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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My memory usage is at 50% when no programs are running. I just downloaded several updates and I'm not sure if that has to do with it, but restarting after the updates was unusual and restarting generally now seems to take longer as if there's a delay in the process of getting to the sign-in screen.

I don't tend to look at my memory usage but I did a month ago in checking my virus scan. During that scan my memory usage was essentially flat at 500 MB or 25%.

Thanks

Added a shot of processes of all users while idle.

About 2.5 hours after posting I closed the installed programs window I was looking at and saw the desktop icons kind of flicker. I checked my memory usage at idle and it was down to 38%.

Restarted, back to 50%.

Answer:Memory Usage 50% at Idle

Sorry that you are having problem, but its easy to check
With system restore go back to pre update times. If memory is usage is back to normal that is the problem.
Now restore the updates one at a time, to find the culprit. Report back and lets see what we can do.
If uninstalling the upadates does not work, report back and we will test the memory and check for other possiblities.

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So I opened the PC yesterday and I was getting this huge lag on the desktop, even in the Welcome window. After openning the Task Manager I noticed this crazy 95% of physical memory, the CPU was also constantly at 50% due to that pesky svchost.exe. After further study I noticed that the physical memory usage wouldn't drop below 80% even after closing a lot of processes. So after a few hangs I managed to google out the issue and some threads on the Microsoft website pointed it to this faulty WMPNetworkSvc, a so-called Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service. Indeed, the service was running so I stopped it and made sure it wouldn't automatically start ever again. Things got a bit better, but Task Manager still shows that absurd number of physical memory usage around 93% . I can now surf the web quite smoothly, watch videos or listen to music, but I still can't play any video games properly. 
 
So, what suggestions do you guys have to improve my overall performance? I seriously don't know what could still be causing me under-normal performance. Maybe something with that svchost.exe ?

Answer:Absurd physical memory usage and random hanging..

Take a look at this thread on superuser. The answer to that question links to a program called "RamMap". It should give you a better look at what is exactly using memory at any given time. Also read the answer, the person that wrote it has some good info there. It may or may not help, but you should be able to tell what is eating most of your memory. Something clearly is.

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

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

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

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I'm somewhat a newbie on this issue. I know the basic concept of PF freeing up RAM by saving the information to the hard disk. (Is that correct?) But since in the Performance tab of Windows Task Manager, the windows that shows PF usage graphically is more noticeable than the text telling me about available physical memory, I used to assume the former is more critical to the system speed, a thought that I know runs counter to theory and may sound silly to experts.

However, my intuition seems to comply with the reality, as the system always slows down when the PF usage increases. I know it doesn't necessarily disapprove but instead just sustains the theory, because the PF usage increases exactly in response to the physical memor being exhausted.

What confused me, then, was my experience using TuneUp MemOptimizer, which seemed to do the same thing as Windows freeing up memory by increasing PF usage, the only difference being that TuneUp MemOptimizer can be used to customize the process. The funny thing was that, after a freeup was done, when I had about 120M free memory (out of a total of 256M) and the CPU was no longer working hard to optimize, my system slowed down.

What happened? Does it mean it is PF Usage, not Physical Memory, that is more critical to system speed?

Answer:Which determines the response speed of my PC -- PF Usage or Physical Memory?

They work hand in hand, if one is using too much, then the other goes up, or down, depending on which is working harder.

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

I have a Dell PC running Vista SP1.

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

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

Sorry if this isn't in the right forum.

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

Adam

Answer:Physical Memory Usage Sky High after running ComboFix

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

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

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

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

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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
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Answer:Sluggish PC, high physical memory usage, svchost

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