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Windows 7: Physical Memory running absurdly high. How can I fix or clean up?

07 Dec 2014   #1
Gabbard

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Physical Memory running absurdly high. How can I fix or clean up?

After a clean install, when I first turn on my computer my physical memory is running at 50%+ and I always have 80+ processes. When I play games, such as World of Warcraft, physical memory goes to 80% or more. I've had this laptop for years, and this problem has only started recently. See attached photos, and please let me know if I need to add anything. Appreciate the help

Note: When I have no programs running and try to restart or shut down the computer, it prompts me to wait for programs to close, etc. Malwarebytes shows no malware.




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07 Dec 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Run msconfig.

Services tab: how many non-Microsoft services running? I've got 8.

Startup tab: how many items checked? I've got 9. Windows will run fine with none checked.
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08 Dec 2014   #3
Gabbard

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

21 services: AMD, apple, intel, mcafee, malwarebytes, and 23 startup. Can i uncheck all the startup?
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08 Dec 2014   #4
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

If you use Malwarebytes Premium, you should leave it as an startup program so the real time protection can work. Also, is the version of McAfee you have paid or free? If you bought the paid version you should keep it on startup if you want the real time protection for it too. What exactly are the Apple, AMD, and Intel services?
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08 Dec 2014   #5
Gabbard

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

McAfee and Malwarebytes are both paid programs, which i use every few days.The AMD is referenced to HD audio, Apple is for bonjour maybe?, there is an oasis2service or something that is unknown and I have no idea what it was. For more in depth info I will have to wait until after work to check it out. I will take SS of everything is check and if you have the time could you help me weed out the junk? Love the fast and helpful advice on this forum so far. Thanks a bunch!
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08 Dec 2014   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You could do this:

Uncheck everything except anti-virus and Malwarebytes in msconfig startup tab. See if that has a negative or positive impact. If you later have problems, you can always go back and recheck items.

Stop all non-Microsoft services and see if the world remains on its axis and you can do what you need to do when you want to do it with your PC. If you can't, go back and restart some of the services you stopped.

But I'd immediately see if making these changes helps. Maybe it won't.

Your pictures show that you have almost 2 GB of available RAM, so it's not like you are running low.

McAfee isn't the sharpest tool in the drawer for anti-virus and can be difficult to tame or eliminate entirely. If nothing else, I'd look to replace it.

You show 96 processes. I have 55 right now.
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08 Dec 2014   #7
Gabbard

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yea it's at 40% when I do nothing. If I open a game it shoots to 78% + that's the killer
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09 Dec 2014   #8
Gabbard

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What is the best antivirus malware safety net program available?
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09 Dec 2014   #9
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

There are a few AVs we on SF recommend. Some of us recommend AVAST, some recommend Panda, and others recommend MSE. AVAST is one of the most used AV on the forum. But it is your choice though. You should keep MBAM no matter what AV you get though as MBAM works well with almost any AV.
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09 Dec 2014   #10
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

since you made a clean installation, you can try re-seating your RAM physically, erase the copper part using a pencil eraser until it shines (p.s be gentle on doing that). This works every time for me.
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