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post #1 of 13
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Hi guys,

I recently noticed that something is eating up my RAM.
I am using windows 7 (64x)
I have 4 GB of RAM.

I lately noticed my computer was starting to lag a little after leaving it on for a day or a half.

Then I checked the performance in the taskmanager and noticed like 80+% of my Ram is being used while I have no applications running.

I restarted my computer and my RAM was back to 1.2/1.5 GB.

Then today I put my computer on this morning before I went to school to test it out (usage was on 1.30 gb). And when I came back ( I guess like 7 hours laters), my the usage had gone up to 3 GB while the computer had been on idle all this time.

I checked the net a bit, and there was someone talking about superfetch pre-using RAM, I tried turning it off but my RAM still keeps growing.

My only assumption is that something in the background is eating it up slowly. I already ran my virusscanner, but my computer is clean.

I'd like some help here, thanks in advance.
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How old is the installation?
    
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post #3 of 13
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I'd say like 3 months or so.
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post #4 of 13
i have similar issue with my system also, though I do have 8gb of ram.

I have like around 40 firefox browser tab open and my ram usuage goes up 4gb or more if leave my computer on for day. I can't figure whats eating my ram.

On my another computer which it has 4gb of ram window 7 64bit 40 firefox tab open only using 1.8gb? whats the deal here.
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dude, check which program is using it!
    
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post #7 of 13
another thing i notice when i put my computer to sleep when it wakes up it only was using 2gb of ram with 40 firefox tab on but ram usuage goes up to 4-5gb when i leave my computer on for 24 hour or more.
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post #8 of 13
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Seems like no one really knows a solution for this. Guess formatting is the only option I have left. I'll do that tomorrow. Thanks anyway.
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post #9 of 13
Is that java32 a bot program? or an update? its taking 10% cpu.. Also it shows AVG is taking up a good 10-20% cpu with all the dif protections. Is it running a virus scan right now when u took this pic? At idle none of these things should be taking that much CPU

And the two pics dont match up on time or you closed somthing after the first pic. Cuss 1 shows 27% cpu and other shows 42%
Edited by shzzit - 5/10/11 at 12:32pm
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post #10 of 13
If you add up all the programs in the screenshot, it only comes to about 600 megabytes...
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