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Windows 7: Physical Memory running very high

25 Aug 2011   #1
bradeng

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Physical Memory running very high

Hello

Sorry if i am posting in wrong thread, wasnt to sure what one to choose.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Ok, so heres my problem. Maybe 3 or 4 days ago my physical memory started running at around 30%-40% (around 1.5gb), and this is at idle and starts happening right at start-up. Normally in past it runs at around 10% (600mb or so). I have noticed it mainly when plaing SW: Force Unleashed and Dawn of War 2. Gameplay runs fine for maybe 3 or 4 seconds then freezes for 10 seconds then is fine again for 3 or 4 seconds and so on. I have tried disabling services, clean boots, virus scans, searched every forum maybe in existance and have found no soloution. I have 4gd DDR3 Ram (2x2gb sticks) and a 3.2ghz Quad Core AMD processor. Also i have noticed that my CPU usage is around 1 or 2% which is rather small isnt it?

In my event log, i have been getting multiple errors relating to a bad block in my hard disk. This error repeats about every minute or so. My computer was only put together 3 months and ago and this is rather frustrating me. Any help would be great.

Thanks


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25 Aug 2011   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bradeng View Post
Hello

Sorry if i am posting in wrong thread, wasnt to sure what one to choose.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Ok, so heres my problem. Maybe 3 or 4 days ago my physical memory started running at around 30%-40% (around 1.5gb), and this is at idle and starts happening right at start-up. Normally in past it runs at around 10% (600mb or so). I have noticed it mainly when plaing SW: Force Unleashed and Dawn of War 2. Gameplay runs fine for maybe 3 or 4 seconds then freezes for 10 seconds then is fine again for 3 or 4 seconds and so on. I have tried disabling services, clean boots, virus scans, searched every forum maybe in existance and have found no soloution. I have 4gd DDR3 Ram (2x2gb sticks) and a 3.2ghz Quad Core AMD processor. Also i have noticed that my CPU usage is around 1 or 2% which is rather small isnt it?

In my event log, i have been getting multiple errors relating to a bad block in my hard disk. This error repeats about every minute or so. My computer was only put together 3 months and ago and this is rather frustrating me. Any help would be great.

Thanks
Brad,
Welcome to SevenForums and thanks for adding to the humor of the day.

You saved the best for the last "bad blocks on my hard disk".

run check disk with the /r option.

| type cmd.exe | do NOT hit ENTER | right-click on cmd.exe in the list above the search bar | click on Run as administrator | enter following command: chkdsk /R | hit Enter |
enter following command: EXIT | hit Enter

Reboot your computer.
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26 Aug 2011   #3
bradeng

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hey there karlsnooks

I just ran the Checkdisk as you said and now my event log has a very worrying message:

Windows Disk Diagnostic detected a S.M.A.R.T. fault on disk WDC WD10EARS-003BB1 ATA Device (volumes C:\). This disk might fail; back up your computer now. All data on the hard disk, including files, documents, pictures, programs, and settings might be lost if your hard disk fails. To determine if the hard disk needs to be repaired or replaced, contact the manufacturer of your computer. If you can't back up (for example, you have no CDs or other backup media), you should shut down your computer and restart when you have backup media available. In the meantime, do not save any critical files to this disk.

I have 36 months warranty on the harddrive and will send it away, but in your opinion would this be the reason that my physical memory is running high?

Cheers
Braden
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26 Aug 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What I know with certainly is that there only two kinds of people:

those who make backups and
those who wish they had made backups.

Backup everything dear to your heart.

After then run western digital disk test software:

Western Digital Support
WD Support / Downloads / Select Product
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