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post #1 of 21
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Explorer.exe is taking up HUGE amounts of system memory. I can end the process and restart it and it'll go back down to normal...but it slowly builds up to this usage. I haven't restarted the process in 2 days and it's at 2GB now.

I've included some screenshots that show usage...

I have Nod32 AV and have done full scans, and it finds nothing. Is there anyway within process explorer to see which processes are taking up all of these resources?

Any ideas?







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post #2 of 21
Superfetch maybe? Try turning it off and see if the memory usage drops. It's not uncommon for it to take 40-50% of your ram during idle time. But 74% and 2gb does seem a little excessive.
     
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post #3 of 21
its windows loving having 8gbs of ram at its finger tips. just let it be.
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post #4 of 21
Where is the Superfetch located?
post #5 of 21
Since it's windows, be sure to reboot at least once every 3 days. I get very odd issues with my explorer after about that much uptime.
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
its windows loving having 8gbs of ram at its finger tips. just let it be.
I agree!
post #7 of 21
Well the explorer.exe needing 2gb of memory is weird, i have superfetch on but explorer.exe hovers around the 100mb mark, not 2gb!
Something else is up
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post #8 of 21
I've had my pc on for 217 hours, and my explorer is using 20mb of ram... so im pretty sure it isn't the fact that you are leaving your pc on.

Tried a windows restore/repair? seems like something has gone pretty badly wrong to cause that.
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
its windows loving having 8gbs of ram at its finger tips. just let it be.

lol....too true

mine is currently using 1.5gb
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
lol....too true

mine is currently using 1.5gb
No. Thats 154mb.
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