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I just want to use my computer for steam, some internet browsing, and light gaming once in a while... it won't do anything right though.

• If stupidfetch is off: low memory warnings and program crashes every few minutes
• If stupidfetch is on: Hard drive goes up to 100% usage if I'm trying to open or close anything, if I open a new tab, if I go to a new website. Anything except just typing or watching a video on a website.
• I really don't think the hard drive is dying, because it doesn't have any of the other normal signs. Also I've done disk check a few times in the last year, including within the last month.
• FDE with truecrypt. AES. However my hard drive was fine until like 6 months ago, I'd had it encrypted for almost a year before that.
• No virus as far as I can tell, didn't want to install a bunch of crap. AVG and MWB say it's good.
• No OC.
• Power supply is probably fine, it usually works okay once a game loads.

Any ideas?
Edited by Minnetonka16 - 12/1/12 at 1:03pm
    
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Tell us what hardware you have. We cannot help if we don't know what you're running (specifically, amount of RAM, what HDDs/SSDs and what OS).

Prefetch/Superfetch is known to be a memory hog, but I've never heard of excessive disk usage. You can try deleting the Superfetch cache.

If you're experiencing memory warnings and program crashes, you should enable/increase your paging file so Windows can use the virtual memory when RAM is low.
 
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I would bet money that something in your OS is corrupt. Try backing up all your files and format the sucker. thumb.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/4341359
Wow that took all of 2.3 seconds to find...
    
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I may be reading that wrong, but IMHO that comes across as sarcastic, and probably not the best way of getting people to help you...
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Originally Posted by Minnetonka16 View Post

http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/4341359
Wow that took all of 2.3 seconds to find...
and would take us less than 1.0 seconds to find if you'd just display it in your signature, or at least in your post when asking US for help.
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Thank you two for those incredibly useful posts, I think you solved my problem. It wasn't the right problem, but you solved it.
    
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