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Windows 7: Extremely High Memory Usage

25 Aug 2009   #1
AMG

Win 7 RTM Ultimate x86
 
 
Extremely High Memory Usage

Hi. Recently something bizzare has been happening. My memory usage is maxing out but I cant figure out why. i have not installed anything unusual etc.
Attached is a pic of the process's in task manager (around 100-200MB) but as u can see on the right it says over 800MB... Why???

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25 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

How much memory is installed?
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25 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you give us a screeshot of the performance tab? That will show us how much memory is installed, how much is cached and what the kernel is consuming.
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25 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AMG View Post
Hi. Recently something bizzare has been happening. My memory usage is maxing out but I cant figure out why. i have not installed anything unusual etc.
Attached is a pic of the process's in task manager (around 100-200MB) but as u can see on the right it says over 800MB... Why???
it's most likely Macafee interfering with utorent. it's not uncommon, they're kind of fighting each other. the only fix that utorrent offers, is to uninstall macafee, and find a different security program. it also happens with avast antivirus, and a few others.

of you could find another torrent client, i think that would be easier. try turning one or the other off, and see if it helps.
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25 Aug 2009   #5
AMG

Win 7 RTM Ultimate x86
 
 

1 gig. I know i should get more but I'v never experienced this. Not even with Vista.

@ pparks1: I'll take a screenshot as soon as it happens again

@ holo88: I doubt its that but i'll definately give it a try
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25 Aug 2009   #6
AMG

Win 7 RTM Ultimate x86
 
 

Here's a stable regular screenshot of the performance tab for now
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25 Aug 2009   #7

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Hi,

Your system is not using exorbitant amounts of memory.

Your highest memory use for a single process is 19mb.
Not bad at all. I have processes doing more than 100mb.

I see nothing wrong in your screenshot, except for the many (unnecessary) processes that are running.
You might uncheck some automatic startups in msconfig, and if you know what you're doing disable some services.


But your main problem is the lack of memory.

1Gb just isn't enough to run Windows 7 smoothly.

2Gb will do just fine as long as you don't run Photoshop with fifty pictures opened at the same time.

3Gb will run excellent, and give your CPU room to breath.

good luck
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25 Aug 2009   #8

 

Tell me the RAM type your system requires. I will ship you two GB.
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26 Aug 2009   #9
AMG

Win 7 RTM Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Tell me the RAM type your system requires. I will ship you two GB.
lol your kidding me right? well its DDR2 667 if im not mistaken

Well heres the screenshot of it maxing out
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26 Aug 2009   #10
AMG

Win 7 RTM Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Hi,

Your system is not using exorbitant amounts of memory.

Your highest memory use for a single process is 19mb.
Not bad at all. I have processes doing more than 100mb.
It was only 19MB becasue I was doing absolutely nothing at the time
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