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Memory and CPU usage seems oddly high


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#1 xIcarusLives

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 05:42 AM

Hey there!

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!



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 08:31 AM

- Install PcWintech's Cleanmem. It reduces memory usage every 15 minutes.

- Chrome is known to use LOTS of memory over time and has a lousy memory management.

- Run Piriform's Speccy and post a snapshot of your system (File >> Publish Snapshot) and post the weblink that pops up in your next reply.



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 04:15 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/oRS8pVMStytNLBAIRdqCgrC

I will download and use Cleanmem, and while I know Chrome is a memory sink, it boggles my mind that with Chrome entirely shutdown (checking my task mananger and closing every instance of it), I still idle with only Skype at around 40-50%.

 



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 04:23 PM

Cleanmem hasn't helped my problem. 



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 05:43 PM

- Your HD (C:) is failing. SMART attributes C5 & C6 are no longer at zero.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.

Backup all your data to e.g. a USB drive and replace the HD.



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 05:49 PM

Is it possible for me to keep my copy of windows? It is pre-installed and has a backup utility on a second drive. 



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 02:56 AM

Well I have contacted HP because my warranty ends in exactly a week and they've seen that my harddrive has failed and are repairing it.

I would never have phoned them if you didn't suggest that it was failing so thank you for saving me around $600 or more.

You have no idea what a relief this is. 



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 10:18 AM

- I have another suggestion. Do you still have a folder called "C:\SwSetup" ? Then copy that entire folder to e.g. a USB thumbdrive. Then you have a backup of all the HP system drivers (sound, display, etc.). Just in case.



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 10:41 AM

- I have another suggestion. Do you still have a folder called "C:\SwSetup" ? Then copy that entire folder to e.g. a USB thumbdrive. Then you have a backup of all the HP system drivers (sound, display, etc.). Just in case.

HP will include the System Recovery partition which will contain these files with the new hdd.


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