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Windows 7: Windows 7 high CPU and RAM usage.

18 Dec 2013   #1
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 high CPU and RAM usage.

Hey I am new to these forums so if I have made any mistakes please forgive me.

Ever since this morning my CPU and RAM usage have been very high. ( 70 - 80 percent)
While not running anything in the background. I have ended most processes, and also
ran an virus scan, bullguard) but nothing came up. Please help me my games have been lagging terribly
And I have very good specs.

Task manager.




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18 Dec 2013   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I would first go through the task manager and end any programs and or items that you know you dont need running; by ending process or end process tree. If it still is high; I would just totally restart the computer if you have not already done so. If after restarting windows it still does not help; then there is a program and or process still running in the background that is eating up your processor usage. I would try and take some time to seek out what it may be and either end process it or uninstall it if truly not needed long term. Short of that you also might need to upgrade your amount of ram if you can expand it further as unfortunately windows in my opinion has a habit of developing memory leaks via poorly coded and poorly written programs. See if anything here helps ya and if not post back and we can go from there.
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20 Dec 2013   #3
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

All the programs in my task manager are closed, I have 8 gb of ram on my custom built pc. I thought that's enough? I restarted my pc and the problem was gone for a few minutes just before coming back. My pc does take a few minutes to boot up so that may be related maybe, but this is still a problem for me and I really need help. Btw I'm new to these forums so thanks for taking the time to reply.
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20 Dec 2013   #4
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ekayrouz View Post
All the programs in my task manager are closed, I have 8 gb of ram on my custom built pc. I thought that's enough? I restarted my pc and the problem was gone for a few minutes just before coming back. My pc does take a few minutes to boot up so that may be related maybe, but this is still a problem for me and I really need help. Btw I'm new to these forums so thanks for taking the time to reply.
It is quite possible that the slow boot time
And the high processor usage are related. Since
You said it takes a few minutes to boot I would try running a defrag on the disk and see if that does anything for ya. Also do a check disk to see if any abnormalities come
Up. I don't recall the exact command but you can
Open the command prompt and type chkdsk /? And it should tell you what commands
Are what. Try this and see what happens.
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20 Dec 2013   #5
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Also what type of processor do you have and how much ram?
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20 Dec 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look into Resource Monitor - the CPU tab and the Memory tab. See which processes are eating your resources.

If you can make a snip of it, post it here and we'll have a look. Something like this for both the CPU tab and the Memory tab:


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20 Dec 2013   #7
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
Also what type of processor do you have and how much ram?
8 GB of ram with an i5 1500k 3.30 GHz CPU, and a GTX 560 ti GPU. I use my rig mainly for gaming
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20 Dec 2013   #8
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies guys! I'm in bed now and about to go to sleep, I'll check those things tomorrow first
Thing morning. And I'll let you know what's going on, because there has to be something wrong right?
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21 Dec 2013   #9
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Have a look into Resource Monitor - the CPU tab and the Memory tab. See which processes are eating your resources.

If you can make a snip of it, post it here and we'll have a look. Something like this for both the CPU tab and the Memory tab:
There doesn't seem to be anything eating up my ram or CPU usage. a few days ago I saw a few things using
Up my CPU usage but I cannot remember the name of the program. And btw my computer boots up quite quick
But the problem is it takes FOREVER to load up all the files, any idea??
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21 Dec 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

On your initial posting you showed a picture of Task Manager with an extremely high CPU and RAM usage. What happened to that.

Btw: Next time you post a picture, take a snip rather than a photo of the screen and post it upside down and not sideways. Would be a lot easier to read.
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