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Windows 7 RAM Usage Issues


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#1 mzz

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:43 AM

My ram is always using 1.7-1.8 GB even when nothing is running.

I disabled windows search, all the windows media extensions, still nothing.

I'm going to run a virus scan after I post this (just in case) but I have no programs running beyond chrome at this moment, CPU usage is fine but it won't drop below 1.8 GB of Ram being used. It used to idle down to nothing.

Could this be caused by a dirty laptop vent (asus repuplic of gamers so it's got large vents but it has gotten noticeably louder recently so could heat cause ram usage? Just trying to ask all the questions...)

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

You can check in the Task manager and find which process is using more memory usage on your computer.

Right click on Task Bar and click on Start Task Manager.

Select the Processes Tab and click on "Memory"

It will show you the processes that are using RAM memory.

Check for the process that is using more memory.

You can disable it, if you know it well.

Or

Try downloading Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.
. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot
. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard
. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

You can also use JetClean to Scan & Repair the computer and RAM memory.


Back up the registry - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-MY/windows7/Back-up-the-registry

ERUNT Registry Backup Tool - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

How to backup the Windows XP Registry - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/registry.htm




http://www.bluesprig.com/jetclean.html

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:19 PM

Sorry I should have been more clear. This 1.8 GB is not showing up in task manager. My usage level on CPUs is advanced so I've tried most things.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:05 AM

You can also use JetClean to Scan & Repair the computer and RAM memory.



Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.Louis

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:08 AM

Sorry I should have been more clear. This 1.8 GB is not showing up in task manager. My usage level on CPUs is advanced so I've tried most things.


Then how do you know how much it's using? If there are processes using ram it MUST show up in task manager otherwise it's almost certainly a malware issue.




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