Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience
Quote: Originally Posted by WBFAir
I'm certainly not the highest authority here but from my experience with XP and now using Windows 7, (which I was really hope would have fixed this) I typically use my machine for long periods during the day and I especially spend a great deal of time on net.
And I find that after several hours of intensive work and leaving many programs open, I have that exact issue and for me I have found that it is indeed a kind of a memory issue as the way I solve this is to run cCleaner and with that I find many temp memory areas filled that then get flushed via cCleaner.
Once I run cCleaner it fixes up stuff nice.
The only thing that sucks is that I have to close everything that is running to do this correctly.
Just by the by, my old machine was XP 32 bit with 4 gigs memory and the new one is basically a whole new hardware build with 8 gigs of new memory and a 64 bit system so it defiantly is using all of it and it still works out this way. Although I will say it takes much longer for it and I find that the mem level amounts cCleaner is flushing are much much greater so all in all I think I have increased my fill point.
If you haven't tried cCleaner give it a shot, as well a good way to test this may be to try rebooting the machine and see if that has any effect as that will flush some stuff out too.
But if this is your issue, cCleaner is the best thing to use.
Hope that helps
Yes I was thinking this was an issue, but I could have sworn the computer has been restarted in the last 24 hours.
I do surf the web ALOT.
But why when we are running this much ram do we see the system start to bog down and not function as smoothly as it should?
Yeah I don't know and it really sucks, especially as sometimes I'll have many many browser windows open and need them all to continue my research but don't really want to bookmark them as that fills that up fast.
As well to I might have a complex word or name or html line in my memory that I'm keeping to paste and I have to then copy that to a doc file so I don't loose that.
Sometimes I can flush the cache on the browser and that helps a bit but not for long, as well I have tried running cCleaner when the browser is open (use Firefox btw) and that won't clean it out or clean any other program that is open so all in all its a pain to have to save or bookmark everything an have nothing running so cCleaner can work right.
Another weird part is too that I can say is that sometimes I have run cCleaner and have found almost 1.5 gigs of cookies and other crap in there and sometimes I have run it an found almost nothing but in either case its still plugged up, but never the less found cCleaner straightens it out.
Again I'm hardly an authority but all I can guess is that when you run a lot of programs and keep them open, especially one such as a browsers which is making a lot of changes that don't get flushed till it closes, that all the stuff that is getting stored for that and just eventually builds up enough that instead of a program essentially taking up say 20 megs its now like a gig. Plus I think the programs themselves typically have a cache limit so once that's filled then it's plugged up.
Btw I did find some relief by increasing my browsers cache limit.