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Windows 7: constant high physical memory usage

25 May 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

If i were in your position zuth i'd prob be stumped too. I've seen machines run fine with 1GB of memory using Win7. but running ccleaner, defraggler, and a quick scan in malwarebytes in safe mode would be the first thing to try. What's your system hardware?, update you sytem specs under your profile, please? Some things you could try, go into msconfig and disable any startup program you don't need. From your processes tab i can see your using eset anti-virus, correct? Make sure it's not running any scans in the background as that could be spiking mem usage. Other than that, you could try running sfc /scannow in command prompt.

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25 May 2011   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64

@zuth, can you post another resmon screenshot, but this time sorted by "Working set"? I can see an svchost and ekrn.exe possibly as potential places to start looking into, but as to which (and if they're the only ones) is hard to say. You didn't sort the data by anything useful .
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25 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Some of this may be due to programs starting and running with Windows.

Messengers etc ..

May want to look through Start up items, and disable things that are not needed. Then reboot.

With only 2GB of RAM, you would probably be better off with 32bit IMHO.
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