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Windows 7: Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

11 Jun 2015   #1
DJN

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Hello everyone, I've been having a very weird problem recently, in which I BELIEVE is involving high physical memory usage. Sometimes I will be doing things such as playing a game, or watching a stream, and my computer will run fine for a little while. But at random times, my computer will majorly slow down and sometimes even crash. If it doesn't crash, sometimes it will get so slow to the point where I have to hold down the power button and manually shut it down. Every time my computer slows down I notice it is using a TON of physical memory. It's actually happening right now. My computer is going very slow and it's using 6.22 GB memory out of 8. There are no big programs running right now, so I don't understand why it's being slow. I hope someone is able to help. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Update: I just tried to open chrome, and the computer froze completely. It would not unfreeze. After leaving it frozen for a minute or two, the screen went black. This is becoming very frustrating.


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11 Jun 2015   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab when the problem occurs.
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12 Jun 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I will add to what Miller has requested.

Open Resource Monitor and post a screenshot of Memory tab. (Sort by usage in the list).
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12 Jun 2015   #4
DJN

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Its happening again, but not as bad as it was happening last night.


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12 Jun 2015   #5
DJN

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Update: The physical memory seems to be gradually increasing. It is now at 5.53 GB.
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12 Jun 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, it can be one of the processes running. For example, in my PC, I noticed VirtualBox running a virtual OS doesn't show up in memory but increase physical memory.

Try a clean startup and see if you will get increased used mem. Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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12 Jun 2015   #7
DJN

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, It still does seem to be gradually increasing

Update: it stopped at 1.55 GB. I've been sitting here watching it for a little while, it hasn't risen from that at all.
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15 Jun 2015   #8
DJN

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It happened again, this time, it was bad. The computer got very slow, then the screen went black. After a few minutes, the screen came back up, but very distorted. It happened when i was livestreaming a videogame. I managed to get 2 screenshots of the task manager when it started to slow up.

Someone please help.

I know my laptop is capable of doing everything i'm doing with it. This is getting so frustrating to where its getting depressing.


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20 Jun 2015   #9
mxia123

 
 

I have the same problem. Laptop seems to use more than 3GB of my RAM and the processes tab doesn't show such huge activity at all. Not even third
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20 Jun 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mxia123 View Post
I have the same problem. Laptop seems to use more than 3GB of my RAM and the processes tab doesn't show such huge activity at all. Not even third
You are better off starting a new thread and please fill in your System Specs - System Info - See Your System Specs
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