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Windows 7: Ram in too High...Invisible Process using up all my Ram

18 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Ram in too High...Invisible Process using up all my Ram

Help Me I WANT TO USE MY COMPUTER!!! I've had my computer for a while now and am almost OCD with watching my CPU usage, as well as RAM usage. I have 6gigs of RAM. So yesterday out of nowhere my Ram spikes up to 95% from its usual 20% and causes EVERYTHING to slow down to a crawl. It stays there anywhere from 5min-30min before it drops back down. It starts at boot up, then drops down to normal, Then for no reason it will jump back up again. I don't have to start a program it will just go up on its own. None of the processes are that high (nothing over 250,000k) and none of them are changing. The Processes keep the same value whether the Ram is high or not. I've used process explorer and nothing is unusual. When I restart the computer it goes to the screen where it lists all the programs waiting to close before you can log off, but there are no programs listed it's like there is an invisible process eating my RAM and I can't stop it. I've read tons of forum posts but still have found no answer. Help me obi-wan, your my only hope.

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18 Aug 2012   #2

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Hello gfortner21 and welcome to Seven Forums.

I know you've already used Process Explorer but I'd recommend another tool from Sysinternals called Process Monitor. I've had better luck using it when trying to track down process details. And like procexp, procmon can also be run live rather than downloading (link at bottom of page.)

Process Monitor

Another thing to try is running a clean boot. It may point to an application conflict that's causing issues.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Finally, you could go throught this troubleshooting tutorial prepared by one of the Forum experts. It's time consuming but has helped many people isolate thier computer problems.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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19 Aug 2012   #3

32bit Windows 7 Ultimate

This is probably a load of old tosh, but you've got the dreaded AVG!
It works for loads of people but personally, l hate it with a vengeance.
I'm not up with your specs, just having a 2 core processor myself, but AVG caused me exactly what seems to be happening with you. I've changed to Avast Free, a bit more hungry than MSE but has more options.
Since then, no more hanging tasks.
Just a thought?
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