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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ram usage overload


25 Aug 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Ram usage overload

i read some forums on this already and sadly none of them helped i searched all over google and just the web period and nothing this problem just started on august 23 2010 and ive had windows 7 ultimate like a week after it came out and NEVER had this problem.

as soon as i turn my computer on the ram usage shots up to over half of the available ram ive cleaned all my caches temporary internet files and all ill post screenshots and hopefully u guys can help



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25 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Ram usage will shoot up at boot
If it is excessive try this. You will find the cause
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
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25 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

A couple of questions. First, did anything change on 8/23 in particular that you would be aware of? Secondly, I see many instances of Chrome open in these cases ... did you open Chrome or do these just show up without intervention? Additionally, you may want to check your Start-Up Programs using msconfig to ensure something isn't starting up that hogs up your resources. Also, just out of curiosity, how much RAM do you have total (I'm assuming 2 GB) and what CPU do you have? Specs would help a bit in this case.
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25 Aug 2010   #4

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

It might be useful at this point to use procmon to look at the memory usage counters of each process to see if any particular process is especially "hungry". I'm guessing you saw far more cache and less actual usage previously. A good point by Darician, though, is to look through your App and System event logs around the time you noticed the change (a day or two before, up to the last reboot after) and see if anything changed, or started (or stopped) logging, etc.
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25 Aug 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

@rich its not only at the start its all the time now

@darician not that i know of im the only person that uses this computer only thing i can think of is me updating norton 360 to v.4 and the chrome stuff u see is because i was using it to write the forum lol all the other chrome things r the widget or gadgets like cooloris and google voice plug ins

Computer Specs:

Sony vaio lt15e
cpu intel cuo duo 1.5 ghz
ram 2gb ddr2
hdd 320gb
graphics nvidia geforce 8400m gt gpu
running windows 7 x32
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25 Aug 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trex1989 View Post
@rich its not only at the start its all the time now

@darician not that i know of im the only person that uses this computer only thing i can think of is me updating norton 360 to v.4 and the chrome stuff u see is because i was using it to write the forum lol all the other chrome things r the widget or gadgets like cooloris and google voice plug ins

Computer Specs:

Sony vaio lt15e
cpu intel cuo duo 1.5 ghz
ram 2gb ddr2
hdd 320gb
graphics nvidia geforce 8400m gt gpu
running windows 7 x32
Yes, but with the clean boot, it may not happen at all. You can see what is causing the problem.
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25 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The list shows 39 processes running but down the bottom it shows 90 processes running. Click on show processes from all users and re-post screen shot.
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25 Aug 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

wow ur right never saw that

i tried clean reboot it still was using over half of my ram had nothing opened and 55% was in use


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25 Aug 2010   #9

windows 7
 
 

Now theres 2 of these svhost things on top


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25 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trex1989 View Post
wow ur right never saw that

i tried clean reboot it still was using over half of my ram had nothing opened and 55% was in use
I see you have 2 GB of RAM. Your Windows 7 32 BIT can see 4 GB so you might want to add 2 more GB. Another suggestion, In Task manager, sort by column "User Name"

I counted T-Rex 31 times. That is what you named your computer. Mine only shows 5 running. You are severely pushing the limits of 2 GB of RAM with up to 90 processes running. I only have 39 running and I have Windows 7 64 Bit and 6 GB of RAM. Those are items you have running and have nothing to do with Windows, per say.

If you are not sure what each item is, Google each file name and you should find what program or utility each file belongs to, configure each to only run when you really want them running. You will be much happier.
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