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WHAT is reporting this? Norton?
Disk space is cheap so it gets used for caching and more. Is the question about the app using disk space or why you are getting the pop up?
excessive memory use
i am having a similar problem with my PC. when i get on IE am getting a message that my PC is using an excessive amount of memory. it ranges from 240mb to 1000 mb's. i know there are things running in the back ground but do not know what is essential that needs to run and what i can remove from start up safely with out operation screwing up my PC's operation altogether. its crazy, i have the knowledge to get the parts and build a new PC but when something in the systems goes crazy i have to have a tech fix it. if anyone has any ideas for this i am open to suggestion. thanks all. i just put this system together, i used an asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB extreme design motherboard, amd quad four cpu, 2 gigabit memory sticks windows xp pro SP3- 32bitps.
I'd pose the same question.
It is now PROPER for browsers to use a lot of RAM. Why? For speed. The populace has chanted "More Speed" so that's going to be done by caching in RAM rather than disk space. Actually they use both.
If you are using some Norton "protection" I have seen it in recent versions add such and frankly I think it's another sham. That is, since it's going off when things are working properly then what good is it? Also, why isn't Symantec answering these questions?
So I shouldn't care?
If you are right then it is not a problem - and I have plenty of memory - so maybe I'll just leave it next time
Tell us about that message ...
because while caching is used for increasing "speed" it would be helpful to know where that message originated because even though paraphrased I do not recognize it as a Microsoft originated message.
Since various malware will pop such messages up in order to get you to click a button or to download and install a "utility" your telling us everything you can about such messaged (including description of any message box) might well stave off some serious problems.
extreme memory usage
it is coming from my AVG software. i have the avg internet security suite 3012. it will tell me that an unusually large amount of memory is being used and suggests that i shut down and reboot to slove the problem.
It is AVG
The question is
whether I can do something to prevent the excessive use - or if it doesn't matter....
The answer to the question is ...
for you to tell us IN DETAIL everything you can about the message including EXACTLY what it says.
RAM is of no use unless it is being used (like a steak doesn't do a body much good until you start cutting and eating it).
It is AVG
It says something like: "AVG has detected that Internet Explorer is using an excessive amount of RAM 255 MB ...
It is recommended that you close it down and re open it ....." U(the pop-up window is there only shortly, so I can't get it 100% correct)
So if it correct to use RAM
what you are saying is that I shall just ignore the message?
I wouldn't say that.
That would be your choice. My choice was to find what was reporting it and then ask the source about it.
Their answer was to turn off the feature.
My choice would be to turn it off since we know it's a red herring.
Thank you Bob
I'll do that
You have been very helpful