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Running low on memory, fan runs sometimes

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#1 David7626


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:05 AM

I've now come across two strange errors affecting my PC.


First, I've been getting messages saying that my PC is running low on virtual memory and is asking for me to close whatever applications I'm working in that moment, and it slows down my PC's performance to a crawl. I had this problem before, and I thought I solved this problem by going into Systems Properties -> Advanced -> Performance Options and increasing the virtual memory. It worked for two weeks, but now the problem has come back again. I've gone to look at the Properties again, and I realize under where it says 'Total paging file sizes for all drives', it recommends 6123 MB. At the moment, I have 4GB worth of RAM installed. I should mention that I had Steam installed before, and I just uninstalled upon learning it eats up a lot of memory.


Secondly, the fan inside my computer is starting to run loudly  every now and then. Admittedly, it's been a while since I've opened the machine and cleaned inside it, and for all I know it could be a dust problem but I haven't gotten around to cleaning it yet before I've finished taking other precautions.


As a precaution, I ran some scanned with AVG, Spybot and MalwareBytes, none of them have returned with anything other than a corrupted registry key. I've also defragmented the registry keys and used CCleaner to get rid of any issues, but none of that has fixed these problems. If necessary, I've uploaded a HijackThis file that I ran in case if anyone wants to see it and finds something that's suspicious. 


My PC details are:

Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard

Model: p6-2020a

Processor: AMD A4-3400 APU with Radeon ™ HD Graphics     2.70 GHz

Installed Memory (RAM): 4 GB


Sorry for the long post, but just thought I cover every precaution I've taken so far.


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Edited by hamluis, 05 August 2013 - 02:22 PM.
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#2 David7626

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:11 AM

I've just checked the processes in Task Manager, and it turns out that dllhost COM surrogate is responsible for chewing up my memory. It just caused my PC to crash right now, and I received these details after my PC rebooted in safe mode:


Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
  OS Version: 6.1.7601.
  Locale ID: 3081
Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode: a
  BCP2: 0000000000000002
  BCP3: 0000000000000000
  BCP4: FFFFF80002CFCC24
  OS Version: 6_1_7601
  Service Pack: 1_0
  Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem:


I'm running my antivirus at the moment. If there is anything better than MSE or AVG, I'm open to other alternatives. Any other suggestions for what other programs I should run to investigate and solve this problem?

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