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Windows 7: Physical Memory/CPU Usage showing high

27 Dec 2011   #21
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heavendenied View Post
i think that I am also encountering the same problem. so many processes in record but only one or 2 is running. please let me know what are those which i don't need and how to terminate them permanently. and some guidelines to avoid future encounter with them again. thanks in advance for those who will reply and more power

PS:
i only have 1 application running and that is chrome with only 1 tab. ;(
Hello heavendenied and welcome to Seven Forums.

In looking at your two snips I don't see any major issues. Your System Idle Process (2nd snip) is at 98% which is about normal when your computer is simply waiting for something to do. What many people do is go into Resource Monitor for a real time view of what's going on with their machine.

Resource Monitor

You could also change your startup programs to further reduce system resources. Some folks have just their antivirus program (and touchpad for laptops) the only things that start at startup (Method Three.)

Startup Programs - Change


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27 Dec 2011   #22
heavendenied

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

@sir marsmimar. you sure? is it ok to have so many svchost.exe? nad by the way I only have 1 user account in my PC and no guests or other user accounts.

PS. please let me know if you want to see all of my resource monitor


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27 Dec 2011   #23
marsmimar

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It's perfectly normal to have that many svchost.exe running at the same time. This article explains why that is.

What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running? - How-To Geek

I also noticed you have only 60 processes for all users (2nd snip.) That's a relatively small number. As you add additional programs to your machine that number will go up. And your Resource Monitor also looks good. So I think your machine is perfectly fine.

If you follow the basic maintenance for Windows 7 you should have no problems for years to come. Basic maintenance involves using the built in Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter. There's no hard and fast rule but I think Cleanup should be run about once a month and Defragmenter only when the analysis shows 5% or more (which may not ever happen because Windows 7 is real good about maintinaing itself.)

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use

The only other regular maintenance I'd suggest is backing up your important files and folders on a regular basis and creating a System Image and saving it to an external hard drive. If you need more info about backups, system images, and how to restore your computer from the backups and images, you can read some of the excellent advice here:

Backup and Restore - Windows 7 Forums
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27 Dec 2011   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heavendenied View Post
i think that I am also encountering the same problem. so many processes in record but only one or 2 is running. please let me know what are those which i don't need and how to terminate them permanently. and some guidelines to avoid future encounter with them again. thanks in advance for those who will reply and more power

PS:
i only have 1 application running and that is chrome with only 1 tab. ;(
60 processes is average. Any particular reason you want to stop processes and get yourself into trouble?
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28 Dec 2011   #25
heavendenied

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

when i bought my unit even though i run so many apps it will only be at 10% which is the max. then one day i saw it went up to that level @__@
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28 Dec 2011   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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it will only be at 10%
What was only at 10%
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31 Dec 2011   #27
heavendenied

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
here

is this normal? too high physical memory even though no apps are open?


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31 Dec 2011   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, for starters you have no RAM, so to speak. 1GB is too little. 2GB is the absolute minimum and 3GB is optimal for a 32bit system. The usage you show is normal for such a restricted configuration. There may be a lot of startups that are running. You must stop all of them - except the AV program.
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01 Sep 2012   #29
myheroz91

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
my ram is so high pls help..

hi.. my laptop is windows 7 ultimate 2gig x64.. my problem is the ram usage is so high with no application is open. Just surfing the internet.. i open 8 tab and end up wif 85%+ ram usage.. i duno wat to do so pls help me..

i have upload the print screen of my task manager.. pls help me guys.. TQ


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01 Sep 2012   #30
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myheroz91 View Post
hi.. my laptop is windows 7 ultimate 2gig x64.. my problem is the ram usage is so high with no application is open. Just surfing the internet.. i open 8 tab and end up wif 85%+ ram usage.. i duno wat to do so pls help me..

i have upload the print screen of my task manager.. pls help me guys.. TQ
Open Resource Monitor and click on the Memory tab. That will show you how your RAM is being used. Windows 7 is a lot better at allocating and using memory than previous versions of Windows. The basic philosophy of Windows 7 is "unused RAM is wasted RAM." Please post a screenshot of the Memory tab.

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