I've noticed that my CPU and Memory (Memory being much worse) are constantly too high. My memory seems to run generally at about 50-60% but when I have several Chrome tabs, it can be up to 80% despite having 10gb of DDR3 RAM (I'm sure my RAM isn't quality, but I expected to be able to have tabs without such trouble).
my CPU is generally sitting comfortably at 20-30% so that's not so bad, with service host: local system being the main culprit for both Memory and CPU.
My 50% memory usage is when my Chrome is cleared out with only 1-3 tabs and I've closed any programs that aren't being used with the exception of Skype and Battle.net.
I have disabled media player network sharing, I've confirmed that my computer recognises my RAM (it says 10gb!), and I've used programs like Spybot and AVG recently to check for viruses, everything came back negative.
My PC is a HP PAVILION P7-1549 that runs Windows 8.1. - http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03694496
Is there anything I can do about this? Thanks in advance!