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Hey everybody..
So my problem is that my computer keeps locking up lately.. And i can't understand why.. Its not that my computers being maxed out and it doesn't always doit.. What happens is the ram usage at idle on win 7 will go up to like 2.2.-2.4 gis.. which hey whatever its cacheing but that about a whole gig more than it normally runs at .. And my computer only locks up when this happens...

So normal boot up or come back from sleep mode is 1.2 /1.4 gig usage and everything works fine.. but when i start locking up it runs about 2.2-2.4 ram usage..
And then simple programs like i.e./xfire/teamspeak and everything just starts freezing and hanging .. Could it be possible ram?Harddrive?
Any ideas ..

I dont believe its a virus for anyone who thinks that.. Becuase i run bitdefender.. and i have run super anti spyware/malware bytes./and adaware.. just to be sure.. And i wasn't sure where to put this and my only guess it has something to do with my ram.. So sorry if there is a better place for me to put this..
Edited by Steroids - 1/26/11 at 5:01pm
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Try upping your ICH and ICH. IOH is northbridge which has an impact especially on PCIe devices. ICH is southbridge which controls storage, it could be the reason for apps hanging (hard drive timeouts because of not enough ICH voltage). Try 1.2 on both of those.
    
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You could always reformat, if your computer is getting too slow. Could be something related to having all those antivirus programs at once. If they are running all running a background detection process, that would take up ram.

Open task manager, and go the the processes tab, and sort by memory usage.

Tell me which process is taking the most memory.
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Or take a screenshot, maybe we can pin down the memory hog or cpu hog. Make sure to sort by highest.

How many processes are running when the PC locks up?
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This will show more than just the 'process' tab of task manager will.
Task manager->Performance->Resource Monitor->Memory tab
    
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post #6 of 8
raise your ram voltage to 1.9V.
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Originally Posted by redhat_ownage View Post
raise your ram voltage to 1.9V.
With DDR3 on an i7?
    
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I dont run all those programs at once.. the only one ever running is bitdefender.. i used the others as on demand scanners to make sure it wasnt a virus.

The thing that always takes up the most usage is svchost.exe.. And it always does.. it seems after a rebopt (or two) things always go back to normal for a bit... i cant explain why.. its really wierd.. ive got 59 processes running.. and only 4 things start up at start.. being bitdefender and ati stuff.. the rest is just windows stuff.. so i can't explain it..

And even though my comp is using more ram should it really be hanging?? ive got 64 bit windows and 6 gigs of ram..
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