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I'm no expert with computers but is this normal? On my sidebar for windows it says I'm using 3.7gbs of RAM! How can this be when I have nothing open but the internet? This is not normal imo. Take a look at this pic I took and tell me if it looks right or not.
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post #2 of 13
Show us the processes tab.
Yeah that's alot
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Well here's a quick pic of it. I think somehow it went down though. hmm. Could you explain to me though what cached memory is and the difference between that and free?
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post #4 of 13
76 process is alot, and it looks like you have AVG, and defender both running.

Did you optimize vista? Here is the link's

Do this one first
http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/supertweaks.htm

And if you know what you are doing, you can do this one as well, took me about 1 hour because I had to read a lot of descriptions.
http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm
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post #5 of 13
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Well here's a quick pic of it. I think somehow it went down though. hmm. Could you explain to me though what cached memory is and the difference between that and free?

Might have to do with superfetch or prefectch, whatever it's called, I only have Vista on my laptop and I have it tweaked so it only used a little over 500 to idle. I am not 100% sure thou as I am new to Vista
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post #6 of 13
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hmm i'll check that out
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post #7 of 13
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so in those links, thats what everyone is doing to make vista run smoothly?
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post #8 of 13
Open up your Vista Performance Monitor... look under memory and it'll tell you what is using what.

You are also using FireFox which has a known memory leak issue. Try closing it.
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post #9 of 13
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performance monitor? what like the task manager you mean? or something else?
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post #10 of 13
I bet its the damn Nvidia.dll !! Darn thing just starts utilizing RAM when at idle! I removed it from the startup process's ..all GPU functions still normal and gaming well.

Check on the running process list for all Nvidia listed process's ... watch as one continually grows in RAM useage.. thats the one you want to end.
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