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I've noticed lately that my RAM usage has been ridiculously high; as much as 96% being used with hardly anything running! It's bringing my PC to a crawl and is reminding me of my Windows 98 days:



I've already msconfig'd away all unnecessary startup programs and services, and double-checked that my PC is actually seeing all four gigs, yet usage is as high as 93% with nothing running but background stuff! Up until a couple weeks ago it rarely went above 65%. I reinstalled Windows back in May so it's not like the OS is being bogged down from going too long without a reformat. Something is seriously wrong here and it's driving me nuts. It's not like I can just go out and buy another 4GB because DDR2 prices are ridiculously high right now. HALP!
     
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Hmm, my fresh installation isn't using nearly that much at all. o.O

EDIT: Looking at it again, it doesn't even look like it comes even close to adding up to 4000000K of usage. What on earth?
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Wow. I'm on 3gb and only at 42%. Gaming is a different story, though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackVenom View Post
Wow. I'm on 3gb and only at 42%. Gaming is a different story, though.
My 4gb in my sig rig only gets up to 50% while gaming so idk whats up with his computer.
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post #5 of 26
What I don't understand is how svchost is using that much memory.
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i have 8gb and on boot its stuck on 1.8gb on idle , i also have 85 processes on boot for a 3 week old OS for some reason :S

need to cut those down a bit
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post #7 of 26
Are you sure the system is even registering 4gb ram...?
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Is your PC recognizing all 4 gigs? could it be one of your chips has gone bad or is not pushed in all the way? Have you touched your ram recently, maybe even knocked it slightly with your hand?
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id scan for virus's or something, because that don't add up to no where near 4gb of ram
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Hmmm.... My system uses about 1GB at idle, maybe another few hundred MB's for some other random programs running, and generally about 1 to 1.5GB for games (even the most high-end ones). Not sure what to tell you.

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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
id scan for virus's or something, because that don't add up to no where near 4gb of ram
Uh... yeah. It only looks to add up to about a few hundred MegaBytes.... weird.

Maybe I'm missing something
Edited by Choggs396 - 8/11/11 at 11:52pm
    
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