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Windows 7: Weird RAM usage

18 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7 64
 
 
Weird RAM usage

For the past week or so i'll be on the computer surfing the net when suddently it becomes super slow. Windows takes forever to move, to close or just to open new ones. I went into the tast manager to find this(see screenshot). My ram usage shows 95% but on the application list nothing uses that much ram to put it to that level! I've got 4gigs of DDR3 and have no clue what is going on.





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18 Jul 2010   #2

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One thing I'm wondering is ......Do you really need all those services running at the same time? Especially scvhost.

See post #17, and 20 here:
Windows 7 slowly becoming slow!
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18 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Especially scvhost.
There is suppose to be multiple scvhost! scvhost host multiple services in groups.
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18 Jul 2010   #4

windows 7 64
 
 

Hey, Well I use most of them yes but I have no idea about the SCVHOST services and why there are so many. Thing is even with all those services my ram usage is only 20-30% which is fine. Whats bugging me is why is it going to 95% when it does not show any increase in the list at all! If I look at the list at 95% and wait couple minutes, it will drop back to whatever it was(20-30%) but show no change in the list.
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18 Jul 2010   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by astanar View Post
Hey, Well I use most of them yes but I have no idea about the SCVHOST services and why there are so many. Thing is even with all those services my ram usage is only 20-30% which is fine. Whats bugging me is why is it going to 95% when it does not show any increase in the list at all! If I look at the list at 95% and wait couple minutes, it will drop back to whatever it was(20-30%) but show no change in the list.
You absolutely need the scvhosts. m mthere are used by the system to communicate with the outside world. Even if you werent connected to the internet you would still need them.

do you hsve show all process checked in taskmanager? where are you viewing the 95 cpu use?

Ken
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18 Jul 2010   #6

windows 7 64
 
 

yes i do have show all process clicked and it is not 95% cpu but physical memory.
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18 Jul 2010   #7

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
... where are you viewing the 95 cpu use?

Ken
at the centre bottom of his screenshot.

+ you do need those svchosts!
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18 Jul 2010   #8

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Yes everyone I understand about svchost, and its necessity, but I can count ten of them in just what I can see in the OP's screenshot

Then something's really weird, I don't have any listed in my win 7 processes' tab.

My XP runs with eight, and are not any where near as loaded up as the OP's.


astanar, can you post a screenshot of your start-ups?

You can go; Start> Run> Type in _ msconfig _> Start up tab
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18 Jul 2010   #9

windows 7 64
 
 

will do as soon as I get home, at work currently. It is really weird, when it happens the RAM goes up to 95-96% then I can hear the HD being used for whatever reason.
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18 Jul 2010   #10

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Yes everyone I understand about svchost, and its necessity, but I can count ten of them in just what I can see in the OP's screenshot

Then something's really weird, I don't have any listed in my win 7 processes' tab.

My XP runs with eight, and are not any where near as loaded up as the OP's.


astanar, can you post a screenshot of your start-ups?

You can go; Start> Run> Type in _ msconfig _> Start up tab
are you sure??? you have the 'show processes from all users' box ticked?

here's mine:


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