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Windows 7: Unusually High Ram Usage in Windows 7

15 Aug 2010   #1
ervinshiznit

Windows 7
 
 
Unusually High Ram Usage in Windows 7

I have 8 gb of ram in my computer. It used to use only about 30% of its ram after startup. Now it uses about 50%, and I'm not sure why. Can anybody help?

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15 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Using the task manger or process explorer. Take a look at process and see what is running.
Run an antivirus and malwarebytes scan to check of real problems
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15 Aug 2010   #3
ervinshiznit

Windows 7
 
 

Nothing adds up to anything close to that.


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15 Aug 2010   #4
ervinshiznit

Windows 7
 
 

Oh and I have no paging file. Didn't have one from before it used only 30% of its ram on startup.
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15 Aug 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You have to check show all users on the task manager.
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15 Aug 2010   #6
ervinshiznit

Windows 7
 
 

I believe I have done that in the second photo, at the bottom, but is there some other option that you are referring to? Also, I'm the only user on this computer.
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15 Aug 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You are showing all, you are ok.

Run an antivirus and malewarebytes scan.
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15 Aug 2010   #8
ervinshiznit

Windows 7
 
 

That's odd. I just started my virus scans, and my RAM usage went down to 37%. It was at about 46% before.
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15 Aug 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

We found the problem. It is most likely the antivirus. Why not use the free Microsoft Security Essentials, it was made especially for Windows and has a small foot print.
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15 Aug 2010   #10
ervinshiznit

Windows 7
 
 

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....
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