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Windows 7: Unusually High Ram Usage in Windows 7

15 Aug 2010   #11
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Another problem, so much protection causes conflicts. Something is running in the background and it looks like security.

Use only
Malwarebytes
Security Essentials
Windows firewall

You can damage the HD, too, with that protection, it slows things up, too much.


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15 Aug 2010   #12
ervinshiznit

Windows 7
 
 

Ok thanks. I'll finish the scans with just those two, see if anything turns up, and restart and see how it goes.
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15 Aug 2010   #13
richc46

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I wish you luck.
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15 Aug 2010   #14
ervinshiznit

Windows 7
 
 

Still no luck. What's odd is that right after boot, its around 25%. But in like 10 minutes or so, its RAM usage rapidly climbs to 40-50%.
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15 Aug 2010   #15
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ervinshiznit View Post
Do you mean that they were running in the background and eating up RAM? And I have AVG, MS Essentials, Spybot, and Ad-aware installed. And now Malware bytes. But I'm pretty sure I've configured them all to never run in the background....
They can't ALL be not running, then you will have no protection.

I am not there, but I can only know what you tell me. If it were my machine, slow or not, I would take some of that stuff off

You just need a firewall, Microsoft Security Essentials, and Malwarebytes.
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15 Aug 2010   #16
ervinshiznit

Windows 7
 
 

Yea I did all that, still having the same problem. Any other suggestions?
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15 Aug 2010   #17
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

103 processes
11 instances of Chrome, and 1 Firefox.. thats showing


This will sound silly but .. Have you tried closing some these multiple programs that are running?

I would turn the PF back on. You still need a PF, regardless how much RAM you have installed.
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15 Aug 2010   #18
ervinshiznit

Windows 7
 
 

It does whether I have those applications open or not. And I've had no paging file for over a year now, and it only started consuming RAM like crazy in the last month or so.
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15 Aug 2010   #19
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Bingo

Its so easy we missed it. Its a percentage, you are not using more ram, a ram stick or slot is bad. Test with memtest86, run for 6 passes. Take a good stick and test each slot.

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic...ing-memtest86/
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16 Aug 2010   #20
ervinshiznit

Windows 7
 
 

Actually, Windows seems to have changed its caching behavior. After about a half day, it finally caches everything it wants to such that there's hardly any memory thats "free." My memory is back down to normal by that point. My computer used to cache its stuff faster, I guess.

Thanks for your help.
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