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Excessive RAM usage Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 06:06 PM Reply

Hi NG, I have a serious problem on my hands.

My specs
4 GB DDR2 RAM (3.3 usable)
Windows 7 Home x32

My computer is eating too much RAM on idle. It's consuming about 2.5GB even with nothing open at all. This becomes a huge problem because if I so much as attempt to open a game, it crashes immediately along with everything else I had open. Watching movies is also proving difficult, and managing tabs is becoming a problem.

I just don't know what to do. I can't add more RAM atm because of the x32 RAM limitation.


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Response to Excessive RAM usage Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 06:08 PM Reply

Well you obviously some sort of malware or virus , I have a shit laptop with 1 GB of RAM that I'm posting this from and plays movies and games ( that it can handle.) fine.

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Response to Excessive RAM usage Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 06:15 PM Reply

At 2/3/13 06:08 PM, WirelessBrain wrote: Well you obviously some sort of malware or virus , I have a shit laptop with 1 GB of RAM that I'm posting this from and plays movies and games ( that it can handle.) fine.

Yeah what he said. Or if you're THAT guy who runs like 4 antivirus programs over each other take into consideration that you only need 1.


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Response to Excessive RAM usage Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 06:25 PM Reply

Well what processes are on the processes tab on task manager?

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Response to Excessive RAM usage Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 06:36 PM Reply

At 2/3/13 06:15 PM, sweet21 wrote:
At 2/3/13 06:08 PM, WirelessBrain wrote: Well you obviously some sort of malware or virus , I have a shit laptop with 1 GB of RAM that I'm posting this from and plays movies and games ( that it can handle.) fine.
Yeah what he said. Or if you're THAT guy who runs like 4 antivirus programs over each other take into consideration that you only need 1.

I only have AVG active at the moment.

I shutted down some processes, but then it just went back up. Restarting helped it, but I fear that it may not be a permanent solution.


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Response to Excessive RAM usage Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 06:57 PM Reply

Run msconfig and look at what processes run on startup. You can disable whatever you wish then and then restart. Also, one or two Win7 Services like Superfetch are not really that necessary and can be disabled.


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Response to Excessive RAM usage Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 07:02 PM Reply

At 2/3/13 06:06 PM, Osyris wrote: Hi NG, I have a serious problem on my hands.

My specs
4 GB DDR2 RAM (3.3 usable)
Windows 7 Home x32

disable some services blackviper.com ya zeek

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Response to Excessive RAM usage Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 07:03 PM Reply

u want to use services.msc not msconfig ya wannabe zeek

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Response to Excessive RAM usage Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 08:32 PM Reply

At 2/3/13 07:03 PM, NOTunowned wrote: u want to use services.msc not msconfig ya wannabe zeek

Come on to the chat Unowned. :(


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Response to Excessive RAM usage Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 08:46 PM Reply

At 2/3/13 06:57 PM, LichLordMusic wrote: Run msconfig and look at what processes run on startup. You can disable whatever you wish then and then restart. Also, one or two Win7 Services like Superfetch are not really that necessary and can be disabled.

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