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Ram I'm not so sure about...press CTRL+ALT+DEL and check at your processes tab...check out what programs are using the most memory
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F@H Utilizes Idle System Clocks, so CPU is always at 100%
That RAM usage is a bit high though, how many processes are running?
    
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Ram I'm not so sure about...press CTRL+ALT+DEL and check at your processes tab...check out what programs are using the most memory
I'm uploading some screenshots now.

*EDIT* Uploaded pictures.







So i guess i have alot of things running huh?
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Hmm yeah, XP can potentially use a lot of RAM. I was at around 600MB before I took steps...

Here is a quick little guide to reduce Windows greedy RAM grabbing hands, gather 'round.

First, disabling unwanted and un-needed services, I'm sorry but I don't have a link to one of the sites I've used in the past. You can just google "disable services" or something like that, too see what services you don't need.

Second, disable start-up programs, most of us have stuff that uses a lot of memory starting in the background, again disable what is not necesarry.

Third, a registry clean might do the trick, not sure if it helps lowering RAM usage but it speeds up the computer.

Last, download freeware such as RAMBooster 2.0 or Free RAM XP to free up RAM if you still are using much.

Before I took these steps I used 600+ megs of RAM but now I'm down to 500 (thats including Opera and Trillian which uses around 40 megs right now together). Big difference that

**EDIT: you might wanna download Rocketdock instead of the dock you are currently using, I have lotsa buttons and it uses half the memory of what ObjectDock is.**
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rightnow im running F@H in the back ground
that would be the reason why things are so high. the F@H client has a protocol which increases the power of your CPU to 100% in order to increase the efficiency of folding through a Work Unit. If you wanna give your CPU (and your RAM) a break, close down F@H and let your computer sit idle for around 15 minutes. when you start F@H up again, dont be surprised if your CPU usage and RAM usage go way back up- its normal when running F@H, because of the nature of the program. however, it is always good to give your CPU a break from F@H.

hope i helped out a lil
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Do a sort by "Memory Usage" please and post a screen shot of that?
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Yup, thats alot of processes, i have like 35 running. Also, F@H does make your CPU go at 100%
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Originally Posted by DVtriple6 View Post
Hmm yeah, XP can potentially use a lot of RAM. I was at around 600MB before I took steps...

Here is a quick little guide to reduce Windows greedy RAM grabbing hands, gather 'round.

First, disabling unwanted and un-needed services, I'm sorry but I don't have a link to one of the sites I've used in the past. You can just google "disable services" or something like that, too see what services you don't need.

Second, disable start-up programs, most of us have stuff that uses a lot of memory starting in the background, again disable what is not necesarry.

Third, a registry clean might do the trick, not sure if it helps lowering RAM usage but it speeds up the computer.

Last, download freeware such as RAMBooster 2.0 or Free RAM XP to free up RAM if you still are using much.

Before I took these steps I used 600+ megs of RAM but now I'm down to 500 (thats including Opera and Trillian which uses around 40 megs right now together). Big difference that

**EDIT: you might wanna download Rocketdock instead of the dock you are currently using, I have lotsa buttons and it uses half the memory of what ObjectDock is.**
anyone know if these steps are correct and safe to do? NOT that i don't trust you DVtriple6 its just like getting your car fixed you always get a second opinion when it comes down to it all.

also that rocketdock i'm so going to use right now, Thanks for that little type it looks alot cleaner and seems to have a better config then my other one.
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anyone know if these steps are correct and safe to do? NOT that i don't trust you DVtriple6 its just like getting your car fixed you always get a second opinion when it comes down to it all.

also that rocketdock i'm so going to use right now, Thanks for that little type it looks alot cleaner and seems to have a better config then my other one.
Yeah, basic steps of cleaning up OS.... first, post your Task Manager sorted by "Memory Usage" before anything else.
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Do a sort by "Memory Usage" please and post a screen shot of that?
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