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More and More Memory Being Used

by spectrakid / October 20, 2011 4:30 PM PDT

There appears to be an issue,

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Clarification Request
(NT) *It is not normal for what is currently happening.
by spectrakid / October 20, 2011 4:33 PM PDT
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System over use
by pgc3 / October 21, 2011 12:05 AM PDT

Have you checked to see if there is anything running in task manager or start up?

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Re: memory being used
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 20, 2011 5:19 PM PDT

I'd start with System Restore back to when it was still normal. Does that work?

Kees

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Finding what's what
by Willy / October 21, 2011 3:21 AM PDT

Check your "start-up" config and see if anything has been added -OR- have use done any recent s/w additions or changes? Next, use the task manager and see what's running. Understand any auto-updates can be daunting and be using resources usually at 1st www connection in order to get whatever it wants. Also, these updates can include MS and other pgms., which are legitimate in doing so, though they may clutter things up now and then. If possible, do a manual update to give it the full attention it needs and get it done, so it may not trouble later on. Alas, if you have done recent additions, be sure to recheck their setup or config. or if its in the system tray what's there, unhide to display full tray? If you can use "online AV scanners" which maybe better suited to find the latest threats, visit the popular services of Norton, McAfee, Kypersky, etc., and others and use one. Check back with report

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update
by spectrakid / October 21, 2011 8:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Finding what's what

New things that I did not put on the laptop:
- desktop.ini x2
- ~$g-9-2011-----BusinessNotes.docx

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Have you checked how much
by migalfest / October 21, 2011 2:32 PM PDT
In reply to: update

space is free on your hard drive? Also check to see how much your system will allocate to virtual memory, also you may need to increase your ram dependent on which os your computer is running. Please give the specs of your rig including which os. This will help in diagnosing your problem.

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info
by spectrakid / October 22, 2011 1:15 AM PDT

I have used this laptop for over a year with never an issue and nothing has been changed so I doubt it has anything do with this info however here it is:

Toshiba Satellite L505
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
2GB Ram
AMD Sempron M100, 2ghz
Free HD Space 128gb

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Be sure you are not chasing ghosts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2011 2:05 AM PDT
In reply to: info

All versions of Windows will use every scrap of ram, even if for a trivial thing. Why? RAM is faster than the HDD access. Some folk chase FREE RAM and in the process slow down the machine.
Bob

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ok. and
by spectrakid / October 22, 2011 3:44 AM PDT

Ok, so what should I do?

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More would have to be told.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2011 5:01 AM PDT
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It might be interesting to examine output of hijackthis, autoruns to see if there is something that is known to cause slowdown issues.
Bob

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Memory
by tb082956 / October 24, 2011 8:56 PM PDT

I had a similar problem but once I did a clean re-install of my os I cleared the issue right up

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