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Windows 7: Memory problem?

17 May 2011   #1
bjosephs

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Memory problem?

I am currently running windows 7 ultimate x64. My PC has been running very slowly. I opened my task manager and at idle my cpu is running at about 25% (which seems ok), I have 4GB on memory installed. Physical memory usage at idle shows almost 4GB exactly. Could this be why my PC is running slowly, or is this normal? Seems to me that if its 4GB at idle, than it would need more, just looking for some advice as to whether I should upgrade to 8GB, or if I may have another issue.

Thanks


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17 May 2011   #2
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's not normal. Just sitting here reading the post my cpu goes from 0-3% usage... while writing the post it spikes to 7%. 25% means something is going on.

Is this happening all the time, or just sometimes?

Hit the logo key and type, msconfig, then hit enter. Click the startup tab and list everything you've got checked.
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17 May 2011   #3
bjosephs

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am at work now, but will look at that when I get home and post what I find (screen shot perhaps?). This is constant. I can say that I have used AVG, spybot, and malwarebytes and came up with nothing, so I think this is a hardware issue.
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17 May 2011   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I doubt that. It's most likely something you've got running. Hardware, on its own, isn't going to start working for no reason at all.

If you have AVG, Spybot and Malwarebytes all loaded at startup, that would definitely cause a slowdown.
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17 May 2011   #5
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bjosephs View Post
I am currently running windows 7 ultimate x64. My PC has been running very slowly. I opened my task manager and at idle my cpu is running at about 25% (which seems ok), I have 4GB on memory installed. Physical memory usage at idle shows almost 4GB exactly. Could this be why my PC is running slowly, or is this normal? Seems to me that if its 4GB at idle, than it would need more, just looking for some advice as to whether I should upgrade to 8GB, or if I may have another issue.

Thanks

So from what you have said , your memory usage is totally maxed out , this will certainly cause the pc to be very slow.

Something is hogging it all , hit control alt del/start task manager/processes tab then look at the memory column , see if one program in particular is using a massive amount.
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17 May 2011   #6
bjosephs

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is the update. I have disable MANY applications (adobe, quicktime etc) from the start up menu in msconfig. The only thing I left active were windows services. This made a big difference...to a point. When I start my PC and open task manager, I see between 0 - 4% cpu usage and about 10% on memory. My computer has been running for about 15-20 minutes...and I am right back to were I started, 25% cpu usage and memory is about 72%, this is at idle (with this forum open).

I attached screen shots of both the performance tab of the task manager and of the services running in msconfig. Any thoughts on why usage would still be so high?

Thanks again, this is a little frustrating!


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17 May 2011   #7
bjosephs

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Fixed! Apparently windows media player file sharing is a resource hog (and mind you, I never opened the service). Once I turned off sharing and extender services things went back to normal.

Thanks for all the help.
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18 May 2011   #8
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Glad you got it sorted
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