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I've had this system for a while now, and this is the first time I've actually installed something big: Mass Effect.

The problem is, my system doesn't seem to ever go back down in the RAM usage. During installation, RAM went up to 100% usage.
It stayed there and my rig was slow as hell.
So I closed setup.

10 minutes later, still at 100% usage.

What's the problem here?
I tried to take a screenshot of it at 100%, but it was too slow to load even paint....

Here's a pic 3 hours after installing Rosetta Stone:


Normally, the system takes up about 1.36GB of RAM....
My old system took 200MB....

Any ideas?
 

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Can we get a picture of the apps and processes tabs?
 

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Here is a picture of my RAM usage on idle.
I just booted 17 minutes ago. All I did was log onto OCN.


And here is a picture of my processes tab.
 

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So this is your Sig Rig right?
What crucial ram is it? Standard (w/o Heatspreader?) or Ballistix?
And do you know if it is Single/Double Sided?
All I can suggest is that it may be faulty, or you are maybe running it in single channel..
Try Asking Crucial support
 

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Well this RAM has the black square things on both sides and nothing else. So I'm guessing standard double sided?

This may sound like a noob question, but what's a channel?
 

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I just noticed I have like 10 million svchost.exe processes running....
is that normal?

I have 13 running right now.
 

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I have 53 processes on a very fresh Vista install so I wouldn't get too excited about 65.

I don't think you have a problem here. There reason all of your RAM is used up even sitting at idle is because Vista is using its Superfetch feature. Apps that you use a lot are automatically loaded into free memory so they load up quicker when you want to use them. If something big like Mass Effect comes by and needs a big chunk of memory then Vista well simply let it have it.

Faulty/bad RAM is usually accompanies by freezing, BSODs, and/or data corruption. If you're system is stable and seems to be running well then I think the problem's solved.
 
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