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31 Jul 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

cody,

Your system specs are wrong. I don't know whether they reflect an old compute or what, but they certainly do not conform to the info in the file you uploaded.

Please carry out this procedure. Use SPECCY.

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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31 Jul 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I also need th last 100 events.

This will show you how to collect that info. Upload the file which the script places on your desktop.

# **********************INSTRUCTIONS**************************
# STEP 1 ** RUN POWERSHELL AS ADMINISTRATOR ******************
# ************************************************************
#
# WIN key | type POWERSHELL | do NOT hit ENTER |
# in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on WINDOWS POWERSHELL |
# choose "Run as administrator" |
# Click on the YES button (if such appears)
#
# WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top
#
# for the guru:
# WIN | type POWERSHELL | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
# ************************************************************
# STEP 2 ** COPY AND PASTE ***********************************
# ************************************************************
#
# COPY the script using CTRL+C,
# COPY every line of script down thru both EXIT statements
#
# PASTE into Powershell
#----Right-Click at the PowerShell Prompt
#----(Ctrl+V does not work)
#
# Start copying with first script line without a # at start of the line
# Note: Actually, you can paste the entire file if you rather
#-------Lines starting with a # are ignored by PowerShell
# ************************************************************
# STEP 3 ** SCRIPT OUTPUT & SCRIPT PURPOSE *******************
# ************************************************************
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# ************************************************************
# ***************** NOTE - POWERSHELL VERSION*****************
# if you receive this error msg:
#--The system can not find the path specified
# you may need to update your PowerShell
# you must be using Powershell 2.0 or later.
#
# To determine your Powershell version:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter $host.version
#---you should see at least:
# Major Minor Build Revision
# ----- ----- ----- --------
# 2......0......-1.....-1
#
# If you do not see the above, update your Vista/Win 7.
# ************************************************************
# *************** NOTE - EXECUTION POLICY*********************
# If you haven't set the execution policy, you may need to:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter SET-EXECUTIONPOLICY -EXECUTIONPOLICY REMOTESIGNED
# ************************************************************

Script:
# ************************************************************
# Places CRITICALandERROREVENTS.TXT on your DESKTOP
#
# Displays 100 most recent critical and error events in a Grid View
# Writes 100 most recent critical and error events to CriticalAndErrorEvents.txt
#
# Change the $MAX value for more or fewer events
# Change the $Lwidth value to 254 for example for longer lines
# **********************************************************

$MAX 100
$LWidth 
132
$a 
Get-WinEvent -FilterHashtable @{logname='*';  level=1,2} `
-max 
$MAX  -verbose:$false -erroraction:silentlycontinue |
sort-object -property 
`
@{
expression="level";Descending=$false}, `
@{expression="timecreated";Descending=
$true} |
select-object -property leveldisplayname, timecreated, ID,  Message 
$a | out-gridview -Title "Critical and Error Events"
$a | format-table  @{Label = "Level"; Expression =  {$_.leveldisplayname} }, timecreated, ID, Message -wrap -auto |
out-file 
$env:userprofile\Desktop\CRITICALandERROREVENTS.TXT -width $Lwidth

EXIT
EXIT

# ************************************************************ 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2012   #13
IIllytch321

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Over 80 or 90 what????? Percentage of RAM available?

Temerature 80 or 90 degrees? Farenheit, Celsius or Kelvin?
Come on, you could at least assume that he's not talking about the temperature of his RAM in Kelvin, heh.

I would've tried what DeaconFrost presented by looking at your resources while the game was in use, checking specifically what software was causing a rise (temperature or usage, I'd assume the latter) in whatever it may be (RAM, so I hear, heh).
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01 Aug 2012   #14
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I can definitely run that, but I also have Kaspersky IS 2012 on my PC. Does the 2012 version use a lot of memory/CPU?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Aug 2012   #15
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I updated my specs on my profile. The specs on my profile were from an old PC.
Also, see attached event listing.


Attached Files
File Type: txt CRITICALandERROREVENTS.TXT (79.6 KB, 5 views)
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03 Aug 2012   #16
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

It looks like I "may" have found the problem to why the physical memory was spiking during my game play in The Sims 3. I downloaded Windows Defender Offline but was unable to scan with it outside the Windows environment because I had an extremely hard time trying to update the virus definitions. I used a few other tools and found 5 Trojans on my system. I was very shocked, given that I had Kaspersky installed on my machine, and since they have an excellent reputation, I was even more surprised that these threats were able to get in and do damage.

After sending these five threats to VirusTotal, hardly any vendors detected them but a few did. I have removed the detected threats, installed a new AV, and so far, the physical memory is staying between 60%-79% during game play if not a bit lower and the PC is much more responsive during game play than it was before.

I am going to continue to monitor the PC and watch for any new behaviors but I think I got the root of the problem cleared up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2012   #17
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

That's good news that you found the problem. I would still try to run windows defender offline if you can. It will take a while to run it, but it will make sure your system is clean.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2012   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Cody,

Update your system specs.

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.

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=====================================================
What anti-virus did you install?


=======================================================
=======================================================

After you finish that then run the script that follows and upload the resulting wdologs.zip.# **********************INSTRUCTIONS**************************
# STEP 1 ** RUN POWERSHELL AS ADMINISTRATOR ******************
# ************************************************************
#
# WIN key | type POWERSHELL | do NOT hit ENTER |
# in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on WINDOWS POWERSHELL |
# choose "Run as administrator" |
# Click on the YES button (if such appears)
#
# WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top
#
# for the guru:
# WIN | type POWERSHELL | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
# ************************************************************
# STEP 2 ** COPY AND PASTE ***********************************
# ************************************************************
#
# COPY the script using CTRL+C,
# COPY every line of script down thru both EXIT statements
#
# PASTE into Powershell
#----Right-Click at the PowerShell Prompt
#----(Ctrl+V does not work)
#
# Start copying with first script line without a # at start of the line
# Note: Actually, you can paste the entire file if you rather
#-------Lines starting with a # are ignored by PowerShell
# ************************************************************
# STEP 3 ** SCRIPT OUTPUT & SCRIPT PURPOSE *******************
# ************************************************************
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# ************************************************************
# ***************** NOTE - POWERSHELL VERSION*****************
# if you receive this error msg:
#--The system can not find the path specified
# you may need to update your PowerShell
# you must be using Powershell 2.0 or later.
#
# To determine your Powershell version:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter $host.version
#---you should see at least:
# Major Minor Build Revision
# ----- ----- ----- --------
# 2......0......-1.....-1
#
# If you do not see the above, update your Vista/Win 7.
# ************************************************************
# *************** NOTE - EXECUTION POLICY*********************
# If you haven't set the execution policy, you may need to:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter SET-EXECUTIONPOLICY -EXECUTIONPOLICY REMOTESIGNED
# ************************************************************

Script:
# ************************************************************
# Zips up your log files from Windows Defender Offline
#  and extended info about the log files
# Places WDOlogs.ZIP on your Desktop
#
# ************************************************************

function New-Zip {
    
param([Parameter(Mandatory=$truePosition=0ValueFromPipeline=$true)]
    [
String$Path, [Switch] $PassThru, [Switch] $Force )
    
Process { if (Test-Path $path) {if (-not $Force) { return } }
    
Set-Content $path ("PK" + [char]+ [char]+ ("$([char]0)" 18))
    
$item Get-Item $path$item.IsReadOnly $false;if ($passThru) { $item } } }
function 
Copy-ToZip {param(
  [
Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=0,ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName=$true)] [Alias('FullName')] 
  [
String]$File, [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=1)] [String]$ZipFile,[Switch]$HideProgress,[Switch]$Force )
  
Begin {$ShellApplication = New-Object -ComObject Shell.Application
  
if (-not (Test-Path $ZipFile)) {New-Zip $ZipFile};$Path Resolve-Path $ZipFile
  $ZipPackage 
=$ShellApplication.Namespace("$Path")}
  
Process {$RealFile Get-Item $File; if (-not $RealFile) { return }        
  if (-
not $hideProgress) {$perc +=5; if ($perc -gt 100) { $perc 
    
Write-Progress "Copying to $ZipFile$RealFile.FullName -PercentComplete $perc}
  
$Flags 0; if ($force) {$flags 16 -bor 1024 -bor 64 -bor 512};Write-Verbose $realFile.Fullname
   $ZipPackage
.CopyHere($realFile.Fullname$flags);Start-Sleep -Milliseconds 500}}
$divider "#" 79
$fileinfo 
join-path $env:TEMP \wdofileinfo.txt
IF (test-path $fileinfo) {del $fileinfo -ea:silentlycontinue -force:$true}
$dir $env:windir '\Microsoft Antimalware\Support'
$a dir $dir  -rec -force -ea:silentlycontinue sort-object -property lastwritetime 
$b 
$a where {$_.extension -eq '.log'} |Select  modefullnamenamecreationtimelastwritetime,  lastaccesstimelengthextension
$b 
out-file -append $fileinfo
$b 
| foreach ($_.fullname) {
out-file -append $fileinfo -inputobject $divider
out
-file -append  $fileinfo -inputobject $_.fullname;
out-file -append $fileinfo -inputobject (get-content -path $_.fullname)
}
$ziploc $env:userprofile '\desktop\WDOlogs.ZIP'
new-zip $ziploc -verbose:$false -ea:silentlycontinue -force:$true
copy
-tozip  $fileinfo $ziploc -verbose:$false -hideprogress:$true
del $fileinfo

EXIT
EXIT

# ************************************************************ 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Aug 2012   #19
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

See attached.
I had multiple licenses of Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security and installed the 2012 version.
However, last night after writing my update, my game did quit on me, but the funny part about it was the physical memory was at about 66%. Not sure why that happened...


Attached Files
File Type: zip WDOlogs.ZIP (3.1 KB, 1 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Aug 2012   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

cody,
those specs are getting better.

However, I know that you can do better than that.
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