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Computer sluggish. Memory always at >90% Disk 2 goes from 0 to 100% a lot.

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#1 jneez


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:34 PM



Windows 10

Core i7-6700K

16GB DDR4 Ram



I have 3 drives installed.

Disk 0 C: SSD Boot drive

DIsk 1: D:E

Disk2: G:H 



Both disk 1 & 2 are old HHDs from previous PC's. I barely use them.


Disk 2 jumps from 0 to 100% use all the time making my pc very slow.

Memory is also always close to 95% use.


Please help.



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#2 jcgriff2


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:48 PM

If you hardly ever use disks 1 & 2, I would disconnect them and see if system performance improves.

I would also suggest using SysInternals Process Explorer to determine exactly what is using 90% of your 16GB RAM.

From Microsoft TechNet - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer

Nothing to install. Simply extract the EXE file from the zip file; save to Desktop.

RIGHT-click on procexp.exe, select "Run as Administrator"

Sort the memory column by clicking on the title. See what is using all that RAM.

You can select disk I/O columns and do the same with the HDDs.

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