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Windows 7: High Physical Memory Usage

17 Sep 2010   #1
sgrimm1016

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
High Physical Memory Usage

Last night after I scanned my computer with mcafee I noticed my comp was acting slow and sluggish, I opened task manager and found that my physical memory was high and i only had 30 some processes running. Still having the same problem after I clean rebooted, disk defragged and checked for updates but sadly nothing has worked. Here's a SS of my task manager, hopefully someone can help me out






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17 Sep 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I fail to see a high RAM usage in your snip. Look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. The colored bar will tell you the real story. The sluggishness could have other reasons.
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17 Sep 2010   #3
madtownidiot

 

Getting rid McAfee would be your first and best step in making your computer less sluggish. (There are numerous and far superior alternatives to McAfee) Post a screenshot of all running process, after clicking on "show processes for all users" and of the services and startup tabs in MSconfig.. that will get things started
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17 Sep 2010   #4
sgrimm1016

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It's been jumping up and down from 30+ to 80 then back down while sitting idle, I'm not exactly computer savvy so it may be something minor i just noticed a decrease in performance.


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17 Sep 2010   #5
madtownidiot

 

Your problem is the windows media player network sharing service. Did you recently add a lot of music to windows media player? That will make your system slow for several hours or even days while it updates files. If you're not planning to share music or media over a home network, you can safely disable that service.. and your problem will be solved
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17 Sep 2010   #6
sgrimm1016

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

That seemed to do the trick, had a little trouble disabling it but once i restarted the comp it seems a lot happier, thanks for the help
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17 Sep 2010   #7
madtownidiot

 

You're welcome. glad I could help
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17 Sep 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Your problem is the windows media player network sharing service. Did you recently add a lot of music to windows media player? That will make your system slow for several hours or even days while it updates files. If you're not planning to share music or media over a home network, you can safely disable that service.. and your problem will be solved
Exactly, best is to set it to "manual" in Services.
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17 Sep 2010   #9
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Exactly, best is to set it to "manual" in Services.
even better to uncheck all network options on the first use. The main reason I don't use WMP for my music is because this would take almost a full day to sync:
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18 Sep 2010   #10
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Exactly, best is to set it to "manual" in Services.
even better to uncheck all network options on the first use. The main reason I don't use WMP for my music is because this would take almost a full day to sync:


+1rep for the advice.
I thought I had alot of MP3's ( 175 gigs)
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