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Need Some Help (Advice) SWAP USAGE???

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#1 oOTikTakOo


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:00 PM

Hey guys, new user here. So if im posting this in the wrong place please just let me know, or if the mods want to move it thats fine too!


I recently just bought a computer, and spent some money on it and for it to lose performance in a month is disheartening. Some of the main specs are as follows::


Intel i7 7700 Quad Core 4.2Ghz

Nvidia 1070

16gb of Ram


If you need anymore info please let me know...Now to my problem...


When I first got the computer it was working beautifully. I downloaded RainMeter to keep an eye out the usage of the computer and it was NEVER over 20% Either CPU usage or RAM usage...Then all of a sudden like 3 days ago everything just started to slow down. I use video editing software and JUST MOVING THE CURSOR makes the CPU usage jump to 80% ( this did not happen previously). Certain games I was playing on MAX MAX MAX settings no longer run as smoothly. My ram and SWAP?? Usage is up to like 70% when preciously it was at like 30%.


No matter what I had open, what I was doing it was never NEAR 80% now it jumps to just random intervals and its really infuriating cause I just dropped a lot of money on this, and have a big stream coming up.


Does anyone have any idea of why this would happen? Is it a virus? Or something like that? Would a full factory reset fix this? (I would do it as I don't have a lot of stuff on this pc and I could always back up the files)  Is that an option I should look into?


Please guys any more info you need from me would be no problem just let me know! Thanks in advance for any and all help I receive! 


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#2 Knat


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 05:36 AM

If you are still having issues I would post in "am I infected" or one of the subforums more focused on that kind of problem.

Edited by Knat, 29 September 2017 - 05:36 AM.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:22 AM

You should always...employ a backup strategy...from the first moment that you have a system and it is functioning properly, IMO.


Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):

     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.


Edited by hamluis, 15 October 2017 - 09:24 AM.

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