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Memory and Disk usage way too high?

by exKitsune / May 23, 2015 5:20 AM PDT

Here is a picture

The numbers just don't add up, I've also increased virtual memory and disabled windows indexing but for some reason my computer is still near 100% with ghost values

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My W8 laptop does this after reboot.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2015 5:26 AM PDT

It falls off after a few minutes.

About Win XP I let Windows manage the virtual memory paging file. That was something we tinkered with prior to 2000. I'd let Windows manage that.

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Waited, didn't work
by exKitsune / May 23, 2015 10:19 AM PDT

It's not much of a bootup thing, it's continuous

Also, I did tinker with the virtual memory and it helped by ~15%

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As noted below.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2015 10:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Waited, didn't work

Not much of a clean slate to work from. Not much shown but Chrome. And why the broadcaster? Be brutal. Make a new user account with NOTHING RUNNING on login. What's happening now?

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still nothing
by exKitsune / May 24, 2015 4:55 AM PDT
In reply to: As noted below.

Broadcaster is just there, also chrome is just there, nothing running in both.

System is still running massively and also isn't the main point why don't the numbers add up?

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Then I'm going with an infected PC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 6:35 AM PDT
In reply to: still nothing

A new account here never runs Chrome or broadcaster. I can always reinstall Chrome later so for me it's gone. As to broadcaster you know more about it than I but to run at startup? Not a good thing.

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No not really
by exKitsune / May 24, 2015 2:07 PM PDT

No, that's not what I meant, in a new account, nothing runs on startup, and it is merely "system" that runs... indefinitely

In mentioned chrome and broadcaster in the main account because they appear to not be using any resources

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Then... my input a few days ago.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2015 1:17 AM PDT
In reply to: No not really

As luck would have it, I had a machine in with same symps and cloned the HDD to a new one.

Yes, it was 100% for a few minutes like all other PCs but later it's back to 0 to 4%.
I can see why everyone can't do that as a test.

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chrome is a memory hog
by renegade600 / May 23, 2015 5:49 AM PDT
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by exKitsune / May 23, 2015 10:20 AM PDT
In reply to: chrome is a memory hog

Actually I've tried to use a different browser but it doesn't work, and I prefer chrome over them all

The main point is, chrome at the moment, uses barely any MB and my ram is 6GB, yet it says close to 100%

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then why show only chrome in task manager
by renegade600 / May 23, 2015 10:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Chrome

give your full computer specs.

a couple of final suggestions

1. make sure you only have one antivirus installed on your system. any more can create the problems you are having.
2. using msconfig, disable non-microsoft startup programs and see if it helps.

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boot into safe mode
by James Denison / May 23, 2015 11:50 AM PDT

see what it shows then. If less, then track down the offending program or service.

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Just fixed one like this. Small world.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 1:58 AM PDT

The HDD gave up a clue with an occasional bracky tick tick sound. Then Windows did a watchdog violation. OK. Ask the owner and they revealed it did that once in a while. New HDD, clone the old drive over and still 100% but back to 0 to 3% in a few minutes.

Could be a sign.

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Is your disk full?
by James Denison / May 25, 2015 1:09 AM PDT

Is it disk space you ask about, or RAM usage?

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