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Windows 7: Getting low memory alerts on a new computer with 6GBs of RAM?

31 Aug 2015   #1
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 
Getting low memory alerts on a new computer with 6GBs of RAM?

...while doing virtually nothing.
Specifically I am listening to music on Itunes and have a couple of tabs open in Chrome.

I think there is something wrong here as my old computer had only 4GBs of RAM and I never got low memory warnings.

When I go into my Task Manager Chrome appears to be using about 70% of my memory with only 4 tabs open!

I dont see how this is possible...and am guessing this is an OS issue?

Any help/tips here is greatly appreciated.


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31 Aug 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Restart the PC, give it a minute to settle out and load everything, open Task Manager again, post your results.

Open the memory tab on Resource Monitor and post a complete snip.

Task Manager/Performance/Resource Monitor/Memory Tab.......Snip away.

No way should anything be using 70%

6 GB is not much nowadays, but still....
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01 Sep 2015   #3
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Restart the PC, give it a minute to settle out and load everything, open Task Manager again, post your results.

Open the memory tab on Resource Monitor and post a complete snip.

Task Manager/Performance/Resource Monitor/Memory Tab.......Snip away.

No way should anything be using 70%

6 GB is not much nowadays, but still....
Here you go:


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06 Sep 2015   #4
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 

Anyone else have any thoughts here?

Ive never had memory issue before on any previous computer and ive always had 4gbs or less...
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06 Sep 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nothing out of ordinary in your screenshots. Re-screenshot Memory of Resource Monitor if this happens again.

Also check the amount of Paging File (Computer - Properties - Advanced System Settings - Performance Settings - Advanced - Change).
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08 Sep 2015   #6
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Nothing out of ordinary in your screenshots. Re-screenshot Memory of Resource Monitor if this happens again.

Also check the amount of Paging File (Computer - Properties - Advanced System Settings - Performance Settings - Advanced - Change).
So its continuing to happen and I think I found out what it is. Its Shockwave.
I will get the low memory alert and then, my Chrome tabs will crash telling me its shockwave.

I tried to get a screen shot of my memory but once Chrome crashed, my memory dropped immediately to 50%.

I used to be able to choose between two types of Adobe Flash products (and would shut one off), in the Plugins section of Chrome.
I seem to not be able to do that anymore as there is now one embedded into Chrome?

Could this be the source of my problem and if so, how to remedy it?

Can be a coincidence that Shockwave crashes right after I get that memory alert, no?
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08 Sep 2015   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Any problems with IE or Firefox?
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08 Sep 2015   #8
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Any problems with IE or Firefox?
Actually have been testing Firefox all day today. Seems ok thus far.

That said, before I closed Chrome I checked my CPU usage and "NACL64.exe" was using 30% of my cpu.
Also, after I close down Chrome, its still running and utilizing memory in the background. Why is that?

Will all of that, there is still something very wrong with my computer.
I shoudl not be suing 82% of my memory by having three Chrome tabs open, along with Outlook and iTunes.
Not with 6GBs of RAM.
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08 Sep 2015   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

If you wish, you can install Process Explorer and configure it to check running files with VirusTotal:
Process Explorer + VirusTotal (to check all processes with 50+ AV's)

If you want to get rid of "NACL64.exe" all together, then uninstall the 32 bit Chrome that you have and install the 64 bit version via one of the links in my thread: Alternate (offline) Google Chrome installer (Windows)
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09 Sep 2015   #10
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
If you wish, you can install Process Explorer and configure it to check running files with VirusTotal:
Process Explorer + VirusTotal (to check all processes with 50+ AV's)

If you want to get rid of "NACL64.exe" all together, then uninstall the 32 bit Chrome that you have and install the 64 bit version via one of the links in my thread: Alternate (offline) Google Chrome installer (Windows)
I never even thought about 64 bit...
Is there any downside to running the 64 bit version?
I looked at your link; is there any reason I cant just download the 64 bit version from Google? Your post seems a bit confusing to me being that I am not that tech savvy.
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