Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Memory problem (PCs not mine!)

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 deebee14


  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:14 AM

Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:07 AM


I've just upgraded from Office 2007 to 2010. I've found that Excel sometimes tends to really struggle with large spreadsheets and Task manager sometimes shows that it's using over 1,000,000 memory. Is this normal? It gets to the stage where it freezes my PC.

I have 2gb memory

Windows 7
Intel Core i3

Outlook also seems extremely greedy.

I received a message on my screen today also regarding saving my programmes due to lack of memory. I thought that 2GB would be ample?

I also seem to have 8 instances of Google Chrome running (taking up about 150,000k memory) although I only have one page open. Normal?

Many thanks.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 caperjac


  • Members
  • 1,649 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NS. CAN
  • Local time:02:14 AM

Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:11 PM

I received a message on my screen today also regarding saving my programmes due to lack of memory. I thought that 2GB would be ample?

the 2 gig is ram ,ram is for helping with opening files ,,memory needed for saving files is hard drive memory ,how big is you hard drive and how much space is available

the 1,ooo,ooo[=1 gig approximately ] would be using half of the 2gig you have ,to run the program . with your computer specs i would suggest your computer should have at least 4gig of ram

cant answer you google chrome question as i don't use chrome sorry

Edited by caperjac, 16 July 2012 - 01:15 PM.

My answers are my opinion only,usually

#3 coxchris


  • Members
  • 1,151 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Atwater
  • Local time:10:14 PM

Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:03 PM

Do you have alot of extensions+tabs open

each process is a tab or extension or plugin

Go to Wrench>Tools>Task Manager to see what its high usage are or is

I would say that is normal for chrome

What chrome version do you have?

Edited by coxchris, 16 July 2012 - 04:06 PM.

AA in Computer Networking Technology

BS in Information Technology 

Comptia A+, Project+, L+

Renewable:  N+,S+

CIW Web Design Specialist, JavaScript Specialist,  Database Design Specialist 


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users