I have a lot of stuff open and my computer's running slow, but I can't figure out why.
OK, wait, I'm not quite sure you understood when I said "a lot of stuff open". 11 IE tabs. 50 Explorer folders. 50 Excel files (in separate instances of Excel.) 3 Adobe Acrobat PDF's. 10 Command Lines. 40 Chrome's come down when I click on Chrome on the taskbar - probably 200 total open tabs. Photoshop CS6. Few notepads and calculators.
OH, and Task Manager is open. CPU usage stays around 20%, physical memory around 59%. Resource manager shows about 40KB/sec total read/write to my SSD drive, so basically nothing. < 1% network utilization. See second image on this post for the performance tab.
When I get to this point (where I feel that my disorganization on my desk has replicated itself in my computer's RAM) I sometimes reach a point where things don't work right until I close some things. But, I'm no where near out of memory or CPU time. There's not a backlog on hard drive activity. Nothing's See the attached picture - sometimes things don't get rendered on my monitor right. If I close a webpage or two, the graphics weirdness goes away.
It's like I'm out of memory, when I'm not.
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Intel Core i7 860 (2.8GHz, 8 logical cores shown in task manager.) 16GB memory.
At least it's stable. I'm able to abuse it like this, and it stays up for a month before I tend to reboot.
OK, so the solution is to close some stuff. Ignoring that
what's the technical reason why it acts like this? It happened on previous hard drives with a different install, and on different computers. It's like there's some hidden resource that I hit when I'm pushing the computer this high.