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process named System taking up a lot of memory


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#1 ozzmosisx

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:44 PM

My system process under Taskmanager-processes-image name-system is taking up 61000k memory.
I recently reformatted my computer and before the reformat it only took up less than 200k memory.

I have windows xp up to date and i only have my video drivers/ directx and a few steam games installed, i have done a full virus scan and found nothing.

this is my gaming computer so i like to keep it as fast as possible. does anyone know what could be cause system to be using so much memory?

My specs are:
CPU INTEL|C2Q Q9300 2.5
DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS motherboard
evga nvidia 9800 gtx 512mb video card
2 gigs ram
windows xp

any help would be greatly appreciated

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:06 AM

Any programs installed such as Limewire?

Have you done a thorough scan for malware?

Worth reading, http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-...ing-up-lot.html

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 09:40 AM

AVG antivirus or security suite. I've seen this on many other threads.

Edited by karbo1, 20 February 2009 - 09:40 AM.

Please post back if we found the solution

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:41 PM

karbo did you read the link posted above?
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