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Windows 7: Computer Idling at 55% Ram Usage


06 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Computer Idling at 55% Ram Usage

All,

My computer currently runs above 50% ram usage at all times, even when I have nothing but a browser open. I have noticed it is starting to react more sluggishly, and when I play any sort of game it is much more laggy and slow then it used to be. I was hoping someone on the forums would have some insight to why this is happening.

I have searched old topics about this, and haven't been able to figure it out on my system. I haven't recently installed anything big or a new anti virus or anything, so I don't know what the cause is. A screen shot is attached with my open processes running.

I have 4 GB of ram on my machine, and am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Any advice is greatly appreciated, and if I left off any pertinent information please let me know.

Thank you in advance.



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06 Nov 2010   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

How many Chrome tabs did you have open when you did the screen shot?
It shows 7 Chrome tabs open.
Total of roughly 160,000k.
1.6MB out of your 4MB.

Mike
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06 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I closed all instances of Chrome and took another screen shot. The only program I had open at the time was my snipping program to grab the screen shot. I'm still at 58%.


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06 Nov 2010   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

dwm.exe is the Windows Aero desktop stuff. Mine is only using 18,K.

Click start and type in resource monitor in the search bar. Open that then click on the memory tab at top.
It gives a more detailed listing.
Post a Snip and I'll try to find some more help while your doing that.

I posted for some help. Don't know exactly when but hopefully soon.
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06 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I appreciate you helping me with this. The screen shot is below. There are multiple tabs of Chrome open again, so that will show up again.


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06 Nov 2010   #6

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Well java is eating most of it.

I didn't install java. I don't need or use it.

I'm not sure how to calm the java down.
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06 Nov 2010   #7

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

you have 143 running processes!!! that is far FAR too many its no wonder your using too much ram thats why explorer and dwm are also utilising too much ram even your cpu is "idling" at 25% you need to do some serious optimisation on that rig

put a check in the box "show processes from all users" then post up the same screenie of task manager

also click start/all programs/accesories/run

in the resultin window type msconfig and hit return post up a screenshot of the startup tab
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06 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What does that process do? I don't know what it is either... Obviously if you don't have it installed it isn't vital?
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06 Nov 2010   #9

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Archie

There shouldn't be two java.exe running either should there? Seems odd anyway.
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06 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Here is the screenshot, sorted with the heavy ones at the top obviously.

How many processes should be run? Or how do I identify which ones I should get rid of?


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