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#1 acheron92

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:33 PM

i just reformatted over the weekend and everything was running smoothish after all my updates, but today im getting really bad performance on my PC, so bad that i can barely even listen to music, much less record it. My PC usage is above 70% anytime any program is running, even google chrome. according to my process list, i dont have anything running taht is hogging up all this memory, and this whole thing is weird because my computer is fairly fast most of the time

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:55 PM

Which process is using high CPU?
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:00 PM

there arent any, thats what worries me

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:03 PM

See if Process Explorer gives you more information:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:21 AM

not sure if this is relevent, but i have 4 gb of ram and its saying that i only have 3.12... this is a new problem since my reformat

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:25 AM

i used that program and the memory hog is "system idle process" and its jumping from 40- 80

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:33 AM

Where is it saying you only have 3.12GB of RAM?

The System Idle Process is just a count of the CPU that isn't being used. Anything else taking up your CPU?
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:40 AM

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:48 AM

It is normal for Windows XP to report less than 4GB of RAM.

The reasons for this are given here: http://members.cox.net/slatteryt/RAM.html
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:56 AM

well my computer seems to have sped up again. at least temporarily. ill bump if it slows down again and try to figure it out

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:31 AM

not sure if this is relevent, but i have 4 gb of ram and its saying that i only have 3.12... this is a new problem since my reformat


You are using 32bit XP, and 32bit OS's can only allocate up to 3.25Gigs of RAM.

i used that program and the memory hog is "system idle process" and its jumping from 40- 80


System Idle Processes is supposed to be near 100% if you are not doing anything.




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