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Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Q: Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Hello everyone, I've been having a very weird problem recently, in which I BELIEVE is involving high physical memory usage. Sometimes I will be doing things such as playing a game, or watching a stream, and my computer will run fine for a little while. But at random times, my computer will majorly slow down and sometimes even crash. If it doesn't crash, sometimes it will get so slow to the point where I have to hold down the power button and manually shut it down. Every time my computer slows down I notice it is using a TON of physical memory. It's actually happening right now. My computer is going very slow and it's using 6.22 GB memory out of 8. There are no big programs running right now, so I don't understand why it's being slow. I hope someone is able to help. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Update: I just tried to open chrome, and the computer froze completely. It would not unfreeze. After leaving it frozen for a minute or two, the screen went black. This is becoming very frustrating.

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A: Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab when the problem occurs.

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I know - I shouldn't have run combofix because I'm not a Professional. I've heard it can cause problems and now I am seeing first hand.

I have a Dell PC running Vista SP1.

I tried to do a system restore but it didn't correct the problem with the Physical Memory usage. Hardly anything is running and it is steady at 70-80%.

Is there anything I can do besides back up data and and do a clean install of the OS?

Sorry if this isn't in the right forum.

I would really appreciate any input on this, thank you in advance,

Adam

A:Physical Memory Usage Sky High after running ComboFix

Foolow the preparation procedure:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/Then post the log in the correct forum:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/along wjth an explanation of what you have done and what is happening. Maybe they can straighten it out

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Hi Everyone,
 
My name is David, and I found your forum through my efforts to resolve a computer problem. Any guidance you might be able to provide would be wonderful. 
 
Here is my basic computer information: Windows Vista Home Premium, Intel Core Quad CPU at 2.67 GHz with 4GB of physical memory and the 64-bit OS.
 
In the past few days, I noticed my CPU fan is running more than usual. I am a quadriplegic and I spend all day on the computer, so I pay close attention to how it's working. 
 
I checked my system performance through the task manager, and nearly 70% of my physical memory is being used. I don't know for certain, but that seems high to me. 
 
I have tried to investigate my processes, but I don't really know what I am looking at. 
 
The only things I have done out of the ordinary lately are download an episode of Survivor from a torrent site and experiment with a VPN service, which I have since uninstalled.
 
To resolve the fan running problem, I have run scans with Malwarebyes and Ad-Aware which removed a handful of suspicion files. I also have Norton Security running at all times. The problem still remains. 
 
I have attached a few screenshots that I hope will be helpful (the Wivik programs are related to my onscreen keyboard). 
 
Please let me know if I can provide any other information that would be helpful. What should I do next? 
 
Best, 
David 

A:Fan running more than usual, physical memory usage high

Hello Ucwheels. I can help you if you will download,install and run Process Hacker. http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/
 
Run as adminstator and lets see what process(s) are eating you ram from here. From there we can dig deeper and see what the underlying problem might be if it's OS related. From your screenshots I can't get a clear picture.
 
Also press Windows key + R type mdsched.exe and hit ok then restart and run the test. Let's check if your ram has become faulty. I will be back on tomorrow unless someone else can help you before then.

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My wife was looking for Angry Birds to play online but didn't know you had to play it through the Chrome browser. She visited two sites (hxxp://www.free-games.net/play/angry-birds-online) and (hxxp://www.livingplay.com/aj/364/3837/1579-KMG/[DP]?ce_cid=000XDB0000001iAETE6PYAMFZz000000). She said one of those took her to a "chinese-looking" site where she played some Angry Birds look-alike game. When I heard "chinese looking" I knew I was in trouble! Hope this info helps. Thanks!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Pearson at 8:20:23 on 2011-08-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1015.329 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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A:Explorer 9 running/loading slow - high physical memory usage

Don't know if this will help, but I noticed in the task manager there is a process running called SED.DAT. I can't find anything about this process from doing an internet search. Under properties the file location shows as C:\Users\Pearson\AppData\Local\Temp\nsvBF0D.tmp

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Greetings,
 
I formatted my computer, and after installing windows 7 again, my physical memory in task manager is very high, and cpu keeps jumping up and down.
 
I looked at the processes tab, but noticed absolutely nothing taking abnormal memory (private working set.) Then moved on to performance tab> resource monitor, and found svchost (I think it was netsvcs in parenthesis,) hogging all the memory. After ending the process, I still have had high memory usage, and surprisingly, do not see a process anywhere in task manager with high numbers next to it, so I have no idea what's happening.
 
I have noticed that my windows 7 folder keeps increasing in size, currently about 26 gigs, and a helper told me that it's normal because the updates in windows 7 have a different compression method than windows 8 and after, however when I had previously installed windows 7, fully updated... my folder size was normal, so I assume it can be done?
 
I originally posted in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section, however I did not find malware on my computer, so unless it's very new malware, I am certain windows 7 is causing this problem.
 
For antivirus, I am currently using a free trial of Norton.
 
Advice?
 
P.S. This is probably better for the hardware section, but can constant high physical memory, and cpu usage ruin my hardware? I am avoiding using things that take up high cpu and memory right now, and it's currently about 1.2 g... Read more

A:Windows 7 Jumping Cpu Usage, High Physical Memory Usage

1.  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.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

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Ok, I am literally KILLING myself over this!

I installed Windows 7 64Bit over XP around a month ago and it was so good that I recommended it to my brother who was previously on XP too. We got him a copy of the 32bit version as he has only 2gb of memory, and he installed it on his machine. However, he constantly had high CPU and RAM usage (Even though no programs were obviously taking it all up in his task manager) and it was making his computer sluggish and slow. Everything was freezing and hanging and it was a nightmare.

I spent a day looking all over the net to find out the problem, but could not fix it at all, no matter what the hell I tried. So he reverted back to Windows XP. (A nice waste of money on Windows 7.) His Windows XP now runs smoothly and is all as it was.

Suddenly today, after my brother connected to my Windows 7 homegroup (or workgroup rather) through his Windows XP machine, my computer got the EXACT same problem as he had ages ago! I have been browsing Google all day downloading s**t, changing things in my computer, trying EVERY possible fix that people have suggested and that sound legit. Nothing works!

So now all of a sudden, my computer is sluggish, games are jumpy and jittery, video rendering times are slooooooow.

Here is a picture of my resource monitor:
You can see the physical memory usage being at 45%. I've ordered the memory usage of each service in highest to lowest.
I just CANT see where the problem is!
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A:Windows 7 random CPU usage and high physical memory usage!!!

I can tell you what is probably causing your problems. AVG.
When you are looking at memory, do not sort by Working set, sort by Hard faults.
Hard faults is what causes things to slow down. Plus you have plenty of memory not to worry about usage.

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Hello,
I have a ACER D255 netbook with intel atom N550 (1.5ghz, 1mb L2 cache) 1gb DDR3 memory and 250 gb hdd.
lately it has been a tad slow and freezing up will using google chrome. my task manager says right now that CPU usage is 4% but Memory is at 75%, sometimes up to 90%. it also says that i have 89 processes running. what could be wrong. what other info do you guys need?

A:High Physical memory usage with low CPU usage

Hello and To BC!

Look under the process tab in the task manager and find out what process is using the most resources. Does this same situation happen when google chrome is closed?

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I have a few odd looking programs running in Task Manager that seem to have the names of normal Microsoft files but don't have file locations that make any sense or act like any other task manager programs. First is conhost.exe which is the most suspicious. Its command line is /??/C:/Windows/system32/conhost.exe "-(an extremely long string of numbers)" which by itself is strange but even stranger is that the string of numbers constantly changes and does nothing when I ask to see its file location or properties and access is denied if I try to end the process.
 
Other suspicious files are csrss.exe with a file location of %SystemRoot%/system32/csrss.exe ObjectDirectory=/Winows SharedSection=1024,20480,768 Windows=On SubSystemType=Windows ServerDll-basesrv,1ServerDll=winsrv:UserServerDllIninitialization,3 ServerDll=winsrv:ConServerDllInitialization,2 ServerDll-sxssrc, 4 Profile C. A few other odd ones are taskhost.exe (with the command line being just "taskhost.exe") and winlogon.exe (with the command line being just "winlogon.exe). These ones very well could just be normal but I figured their command line would be somewhere within system32 or something like that.
 
The only reason I started to look into this was that my CPU and Memory usage was fluctuating between nothing and fairly high when doing nothing in particular. CPU usage will go from 0% to 15% to 0% to 20% when running no programs, and Memory usage is always at least at 2 or 3 GB. Also possibly related is a... Read more

A:Suspicious Programs Running in Task Manager, Randomly High CPU and Memory Usage

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Hey guys,

When I start any game like MW3, BO2 , my Physical memory usage goes up to 50%.. My RAM is 4GB..

This wasn't happening to me before.. It started getting like this 2 days ago.. Yesterday I ran a registry clean and it was ok.. Game wasn't lagging, but today it's lagging again..

I used CCleaner, Glary Utilites, MalwareBytes, scanned with AV.. but nothing is happening

A:High Physical memory usage

Hello boki and welcome to Seven Forums.

Windows 7 has a built in tool that can help figure out how your RAM is being used. It's call Resource Monitor. If you could post a screenshot of the Memory tab it will give a better idea of how RAM is being allocated during game play.

Resource Monitor

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Windows 7 is not like previous operating systems. It has a different way of using RAM. It tries to use as much RAM as you have available because "unused RAM is wasted RAM."

You could also try running the Disk Cleanup utility, especially deleting unnecessary system files (step 5.)

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

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Hello! I have been noticing a high number in my physical memory usage - I have searched and read that the amount of processes going on is quite high, but I do not know what I can actually disable to get the numbers down and how to stop it from being in the start up.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j65/bigbrat25/screenshot3.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j65/bigbrat25/screenshot2.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j65/bigbrat25/screenshot1.jpg

I am not sure what else to post, but please let me know if you need additional information of a better screen shot etc.
Thanks!
Jessica
 

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Consistently and without fail, I am constantly running with 55% or higher Physical memory usage. This seems like a large amount amd I'm always noticing my computer acting very sluggish. Core2Duo 2.6ghz, 1 gig ram.

HijackThis log and TaskManager screen included below.




Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:14:54 PM, on 9/4/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_Engine.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Users\Sean\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer provided by Dell
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A:High Physical Memory Usage (50%+)

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Last night after I scanned my computer with mcafee I noticed my comp was acting slow and sluggish, I opened task manager and found that my physical memory was high and i only had 30 some processes running. Still having the same problem after I clean rebooted, disk defragged and checked for updates but sadly nothing has worked. Here's a SS of my task manager, hopefully someone can help me out

A:High Physical Memory Usage

I fail to see a high RAM usage in your snip. Look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. The colored bar will tell you the real story. The sluggishness could have other reasons.

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Hey guys,

When I start any game like MW3, BO2 , my Physical memory usage goes up to 50%.. My RAM is 4GB..

This wasn't happening to me before.. It started getting like this 2 days ago.. Yesterday I ran a registry clean and it was ok.. Game wasn't lagging, but today it's lagging again..

I used CCleaner, Glary Utilites, MalwareBytes, scanned with AV.. but nothing is happening
 

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Ive recently bought a HP probook 4530s.
Its has Windows 7 Home Premium.
Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310 CPU @ 2.10GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System.

My Laptop is running slow even when there are no applications running. I am not a pro in computers so I asked one of my friend and he said that the physical memory usage is very high and there are many processes (around 105) running. So I am a little worried about this thing. Is everything alright with my laptop? if not what necessary steps I will have to take for the same.
Please Guide me through the whole thing.
Thanking in Advance

Screen Shots are attached.

A:High Physical Memory Usage

It looks like DPagent.exe is using alot, here is some info on it -

dpagent.exe - What is dpagent.exe?

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I've noticed that over the past week or so my physical memory has climbed from about 30% to over 50% at times..

I was wondering if anyone knows how i can fix this. My computer always seems to be running about 50 processes, which is quite high. Any ideas?

A:High physical memory usage

Check in with the Resource Monitor to see what process is using the RAM -
START | type perfmon /res

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello,

Recently I have been having issues with my computer locking up after exiting a full screen game and trying to open any other full screen game. I am fairly confident that it's a video card issue, but through looking through my task manager, I've found that my physical memory usage is at 65% of 4GB (2.65GB) when I'm not currently running any major applications (Currently just internet explorer). I don't know if this is too vague of a problem, but any insights would be wlecome.

-Chris

A:High Physical Memory Usage

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Hello every one! These past couple of months my CPU usage has been extremely high and it has never been that way before all my games ran completely smooth and fine on highest settings and now i get lag or take a long time to connect. On start up of my laptop I open task manager and close necessary programs that take up a lot of CPU usage making it hang in between 5-10%. But when i start up League of Legends or any other game it shoots up too 50-90%, i have both Fixcleaner and DriverUpdate so all my drivers should be up to date and my computer is clean of junk (from what i know) I also use Avast and AVG. PLEASE HELP ME GET MY COMP BACK TO HOW AMAZING IT USE TO BE!!! **also at some times there will be 2+ SVChosts.exe that take up most of the physical memory and cpu usage, but the services on them will crash my comp if i stop them.

Heres my specs.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 12/2/2011, 01:43:00
Machine name: RICKREID-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: P-6831FX
BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.7GHz
Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 1372MB used, 4968MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

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This few days my computer have been showing around 50% physical memory on the windows task manager. This happen even if my computer just boot up and is doing nothing.

A:High Physical Memory Usage

Hi Covalence,

Please open up your task manager (CTRL + ALT + DEL > Task manager) and go into the Processes-tab. Press the "Mem-usage" column so that all the highest numbers are at the top. Take a screenshot and attach it to your next post (upload it into the post, no external sites).

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hello everybody
im having a really nasty problem here
a few days ago i started experiencing slowdowns and sluggishness on my PC
even when nothing too resource hungry running
then i experienced a few crashes, in situations where there wasnt an apparent reason
so i checked resource monitor and was horrified to find my memory usage around 90%
and constant, with no processes running except the ones that start with windows

dont know if it has anything to do with this, but shortly before this problem started i had trouble with booting my PC from my system HD after installing a new HD
i got help in this forum and solved my problem
here is the thread if it has any connection
change system hard drive
although the problem didnt start right away after this, i cant think of anything else that changed

i would appreciate any help coming before my PC explodes
here's a screenshot of my Resource monitor and my processes in task manager

A:constant high physical memory usage

Have you had a look at startup & background services.?

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Hi, sorry I'm not good with computers and recently I found that my memory is being used up very much and it's making my startup and my laptop very laggish.
Here are the screenshots for the usage.
https://ibb.co/h6dXjQ
https://ibb.co/cO9SJk
 

A:Abnormally high usage of Physical Memory

You didn't say how much RAM you have on your system.
 

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Hi
I bought a new HP Pavilion dv6-3060si Entertainment Notebook, 3 days ago. The physical memeory usage is 50% plus even when I do not have any webpages or documents open.
I am clueless about PC lingo, but here are is some info:
Intel core i3-350m processor 226GHz
4GB RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium
AVG 2011 and AVG PC tuneup 2011 (antivirus)
I have read other threads about high physical memory usage, but I need someone to take me step by step and explain what to do.
I downloaded that Hijack program and ran it. Here is the screen dump. Please help me. Thank you.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 01:30:03 AM, on 2010/11/30
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
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A:High physical memory usage on new HP notebook

One thing you could do is determine if you have a problem or not. When all the physical memory is used and swapping is needed you suffer a performance hit. When some physical memory is just gathering cobwebs you have no (immediate) problem. Windows 7 is pretty good at memory management. It will sometimes keep stuff in memory just because the space is available and maybe you will gain performance by not having to load whatever it is.

Another thing is to use Task Manager to see if there are any memory hogs.
 

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Imgur Here is a album just demonstrating 4 situations that this has occured, notably when this occurs, the only 'demanding' programs are skype, chrome and steam. Surely not enough to warrant this much usage.

My system specs are on my profile, most of these programs occured after installing a cooler, but don't seem to be a ram related problem, as I replaced them already..
I have already tried performance monitor, clearing up start up items, memory diagnostics.

Please help me ! Much appreciated.

A:Currently having irregular, high RAM/Physical memory + CPU usage

I'm not sure that I'll be able to help you find the offending app(s), but maybe I can help you to post those images in a way that more members will see them. Some members are not comfortable visiting image hosting websites. The steps in this tutorial should let you post the images as attachments to your post: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Step 10 thru 12 show how to place the image inline so that you can have text above and/or below the image. Otherwise, the images will appear at the end of the text in your posts.

You might want to post screenshots of Resource Monitor - the Memory tab and the CPU tab.
If you get bored, I would be interested in the results of a WDO scan.
What is Windows Defender Offline? - Windows Help
The scan will probably need to run overnight.

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Hey,

Wondering if anyone of you more experience Windows 7 users can help me with the system lag problem I've got going on at the moment.

I did a Google search and found quite a few posts on this forum alone re: lag/high memory usage and for the last couple of days Ive been giving my system the once over but as you will see from the screen dumps below, I've still got unusually high memory usage.

Previous to the lag I have now, I was getting BSODs, so I ran GParted and it found some bad sectors and patched them up, it was running sweet as a nut for a few days then *bang*...laggy hell! So now, I've uninstalled a few hungry programs, currently my 120GB disk drive is 79GB free. I've cleaned my PC is spyware using Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition and check for viruses with Avast! - It told me I didn't have any. I've also done a Windows Memory Diagnostic on startup which found no errors, cleared excess C:/program files folders that hadnt been removed by my earlier unistalls, ran disk clean up and defragmented. I also have selective start up via msconfig with just my bare necessities running.

I'm sorry for typing loads, I am a bit stuck, not really sure what more I can do - Any help would be very greatly appreciated as I work from home and my productivity is dismal lol!

Many thanks,
Linny

Screendumps:
http://sdrv.ms/NLtTOC
http://sdrv.ms/LrT0qq

A:Computer Lag - High Physical Memory Usage

Hello and welcome to the forums linny82,

It'd be helpful if you could post a screenshot of your Resource Monitor (Start|type in Resource Monitor|Enter) showing the Memory tab, and having the private(KB) memory sorted in descending order.

How to take the screenshot using the built in Snipping Tool in Windows:-

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums

How to upload a screenshot on sevenforums:-

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As an example, here's mine:-

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Hi I'm using a windows 7 x64 home edition on an hp desktop. 3 gb ram 584 gb memory. Lately my physical memory has been running unusually high at 44 - 45% with nothing up or just with chrome and can get up into 60 - 75% when I'm actually browsing on chrome. here are a couple screens of my physical memory. I only have one account on this computer and just let me know if you need to see process for all user.

A:Physical Memory/CPU Usage showing high

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab, when the memory usage is high. This contains important information not found in the process list.

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So I have an Acer TravelMate 2480 running with Windows Vista. My computer is extremely slow with any opening any program and constantly says "not responding". I have run a disk defrag, disk cleanup, symantec and adware programs, and i stopped the "Windows Search" in my services.msc. I then went and bought an external hard drive thinking the music and photos on my computer were overloading the RAM even though I've have other computers before and this was not a problem. I've backed up my computer and deleted all music and photos. I then went into my programs and deleted all unwanted large programs. My computer is literally running with nothing on it, and is still extremely slow. There has to be something wrong as I do not want to be afraid of downloading some music. I constantly receive a notice bubble saying "memory low close programs to save information". I am the only user ever running on this computer and I have run the msconfig and startup to run on programs that are needed for a healthy startup.

I have attached screen shots for your perusal to help me.

ANY advice is helpful.

http://i33.tinypic.com/34sfknc.jpg - Performance

http://i35.tinypic.com/2ijkcx1.jpg - Processes

http://i34.tinypic.com/9tesmv.jpg - Programs
 

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I am using Windows 7, with 4GB ram. My physical memory usage goes high upto 3.5Gig even when i use very less applications.

I have monitored using both Performance Monitor (Perfmon.exe) and Process Explorer.
All applications shows the same including my Task Manager/Wdws Gadgets.

My system is normal, but curious to know the reason.

Attached is for reference

Thanks in advance

A:Physical Memory/CPU Usage showing high

You are doing anything but running less applications. I can see a dozen different applications that can the cause or contributing factor. Java for instance, does it need to be running? All that stuff under "Toaster.exe" do they need to be running?

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msconfig - disable all 3rd party software startups
ramMap, file explorer, nothing looks fishy
scanned system with ESET, malwarebytes, hitman
clean system with advanced system care and CC cleaner.
nothing helps a bit

just cant figure out what is eating up my rams, have been trying to solve this issue for almost one month then i decided to start a thread. what actually could the the problem here or did i misunderstood how physical memory works ?

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msconfig - disable all 3rd party software startups
ramMap, file explorer, nothing looks fishy
scanned system with ESET, malwarebytes, hitman
clean system with advanced system care and CC cleaner.
nothing helps a bit
just cant figure out what is eating up my rams, have been trying to solve this issue for almost one month then i decided to start a thread.
what actually could the the problem here or did i misunderstood how physical memory works ?

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Okay, the type of computer I have is a Windows 7 home premium, HP mini laptop.
I have gotten it from my dad and it only has 1 GB.
Before, I could open up a low memory browser like K-meleon, Slimboat, or whatever
have Trillian open and it'd be at like 40-60%
and recently it has spiked to 80-90% when I have nothing open.
Its the worst if I restart.
I have run a lot of virus/malware scans, and I remember removing some spyware, but it didn't help. Might have even been unrelated
anyway, I have tried to do a system restore, that didn't work.
I looked in task manager and nothing unusual is running, and I looked in the process manager, and like...nothing is there using up all the memory???

I can't buy more memory at the moment, and I'm thinking of just getting a new laptop and stuff with more memory anyway. But until then, I reaaaally wanna fix whatever's wrong with this one so I can keep using it.

I could run Paint tool SAI and have SMplayer open and it would use AT MOST 70%, now its 80 to 90% once again..

I'm getting frustrated with all the stuff I try and it doesn't work.

Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong?
I did disk cleanup, got rid of temp files, cleared all sorts of stuff and nothing....

A:Unusually high physical memory usage?

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

1GB is not nearly enough for Windows 7. Anyways:

Please run TFC by following this guide here:

How to use Temporary File Cleaner (TFC) | Tech Support Forum

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Title says it all, opened up task manager today and saw that my phyiscal memory usage is at 84%, with the usual processes running only. I checked for processes by all users and nothing unusual showed up. There was an svchost taking up some memory, making me think it was something malicious but when I ended the process the memory issues did not resolve while it was down.

I am not very savvy with computers and this is stumping me, actual performance doesnt seem too affected and cpu usage never goes above 13%.

Screenshot of my processes:
http://puu.sh/hi1E0/33daa6cd37.png

And resource monitor with the performance tab:
http://puu.sh/hi1Ja/35c4cbcd4b.png


Any help or clarification would be appreciated.

A:High usage of physical memory with no known source.

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Chrome is a massive resource hog and it appears you have some tabs open while making those screenshots.

Do a restart of the PC, then retake those screenshots.

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I am only running a few programs, but I notice that my physical memory usage has jumped to 86%! I have 2gb of RAM installed, and I'm sure that considering that I'm not using any resource-heavy programs, then it should not be so high.
 

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hello guys!

just wanted to ask for your opinions/tips regarding this one..

i have a Gateway MT3707 laptop with a Windows Vista (32bit) OS. lately, i have noticed a weird behavior with regards to my unit; its performance has really slowed down lately. upon startup, and/or even though only one one program is running, the whole unit tends to lag already. as i tried to observe its performance via the task manager, under the performance tab, i seem to notice that the physical memory usage history part is almost at its limit already.. it seems to be fixed at the 80-90% capacity always, whether programs are running or none at all.. (see attached image)

as an effect of this, programs running tend to lag, and also suffer the case of them Not Responding; in short, a very slow performance..

any suggestions on how to lessen/ improve the performance itself? already tried disk cleanup and defragment but after which, still the same.. thanks!
 

A:Very High Physical Memory Usage History

your attachment tells nothing. It would have been better to see what processes were running. Have you ran your anti-virus and anti-trojan programs?
have you ran mike lin's startup editor?
 

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For the past month or so my computer has been using a ton of physical memory. It usually hovers around 60% and slows things down quite a bit.

A:Very high physical memory usage all the time

Looks like Firefox is using a ton of resources.

Try doing some of the things listed in this tutorial and see if you can get it down:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...uch-memory-ram

Also, are you using Spotify/Skype all the time? Figuring out what is up with Firefox and stopping Skype/Spotify if you don't need it would help.

You could also simply get more ram. Its not that expensive and its one of the best things you can do to speed up your PC, especially with your specific problem.

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I'm not a tech-adept person, so would really appreciate some help. The physical usage is at 98-99%, then after quite a while it drops only into the mid-80% and when I try to do anything, it zooms back up to 99%.
Can't get my PC to do anything -- tried to open Malwarebytes but can't get past the first screen to activate it or Iobit Advanced System Care.

I force quit (held the on-button on until computer shut down) and now it's doing a disk-check, but it had just done that when this trouble started an hour ago, so I'm not very optimistic.

I don't even know what "physical memory" means.... could the fact that I downloaded a dozen or so 3mb photos to the desktop recently be a factor?

Okay, chkdsk is finished, am waiting for boot up. It's taking a very long long time. I've got just the black screen with the little bar with little green vertical bars running across above "Microsoft Corporation" Meanwhile, I'll post this and hope somebody sees it and can help.

Okay, the first Vista screen has come up (with the three users to choose from). I'm trying one of the other users (they're all me) just to see what happens. It's assembling slowly.

I'm going to post this now and will welcome a response!
 

A:Extremely high--99%--physical memory usage

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Hi I have vista 64bit home premium and I think my computer is using way too much
of physical memory. (I'm gonna attach a screenshot)
I saw some videos aobut comparing vista and win 7 and both had similar performance. I regretting that I didn't upgraded to win 7 when I had a chance tho..
but by seeing that visata can run pretty similar to win 7 I'm relieved a little but..
in the video that I saw.. he had about 27% of physical memory running on vista and mine is running 70% right now.. I was like "Oh, wow.."
So... how can I make my computer use less physical memory to about down to 20% ~30%?
If I bring down my computers physical memory percentage down will it help on gaming and other operations get better?

and some other questions:
1. I still want to upgrade my computer, if I can, to win 7, so do I need to get win 7 64bit version because I have 64bit OS right now?

2. Say if I buy win 7 and make a back up CD for win 7, can I use it on other computers? or no?

I would appreciate anyone's help
Thanks.

A:physical memory usage too high and other questions

Originally Posted by chhuyho


Hi I have vista 64bit home premium and I think my computer is using way too much
of physical memory. (I'm gonna attach a screenshot)
I saw some videos aobut comparing vista and win 7 and both had similar performance. I regretting that I didn't upgraded to win 7 when I had a chance tho..
but by seeing that visata can run pretty similar to win 7 I'm relieved a little but..
in the video that I saw.. he had about 27% of physical memory running on vista and mine is running 70% right now.. I was like "Oh, wow.."
So... how can I make my computer use less physical memory to about down to 20% ~30%?
If I bring down my computers physical memory percentage down will it help on gaming and other operations get better?

and some other questions:
1. I still want to upgrade my computer, if I can, to win 7, so do I need to get win 7 64bit version because I have 64bit OS right now?

2. Say if I buy win 7 and make a back up CD for win 7, can I use it on other computers? or no?

I would appreciate anyone's help
Thanks.



Turned off system restore, aero, indexing, and sidebar completely
BUt,I WOULD NOT TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE IF I WERE YOU
You can go with 32 bit, but must do a clean install with format. You can get a Windows 7 upgrade DVD to to do this, It is cheaper than full retail
One key only one computer at a time.

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After removing some viruses and reinstalling windows, my computer has had jumping cpu usage from 2-30 percent, and high physical memory use under performance tab in task manager.
 
I never had this problem before, and my processes in task manager don't take up a lot of memory, could this be from some kind of virus or a hardware problem... wasn't sure where to post.

A:CPU usage jumping and high physical memory use

How did you reinstall Windows? You might have gotten infected already- could you provide some more details about your system and what you did? I'm not as expert as some folks on here but I'm sure somebody will help you
Mark S.

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Hi,

about two weeks ago I saw that my computer used a lot of memory (3/4GB). It hasn't been changing a lot in the past two weeks. Now, what could I possibly do to prevent my computer from using so much memory? The only programs I have opened are Firefox, Nettalk (IRC Client), Thunderbird, occasionally uTorrent and Dropbox. Except for Firefox, I don't see anything using too much memory.

Here are a couple of screens of the Task Manager and Resource Monitor:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49460192/105708695.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49460192/105802573.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49460192/105838652.png

A:Extremely high physical memory usage

You have 3 gigs installed, and one is free. Of the remaining 2 firefox is using 627Mb, Thunderbird 138Mb, both are higher than I have ever seen. So that leaves you one left for the rest of the processes.

I would imagine from FF usage that you have quite a few addons? Do you and what are they?

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I've posted a thread regarding this a month ago here. I had scanned my PC with Malware bytes and turns out I had 4 malwares. Rebooted it and figured it was the end of it. The thing is this happens occasionally when I'm normally browsing Chrome, the memory usage goes up to 3,89GB out of 4GB out of nowhere. I go to the task manager/resource monitor and I can't find anything relevant I wouldn't normally have. Sure I have about 70 tasks but they're all small and shouldn't be causing trouble. Today it happened while I was installing Sniper Elite v2 - lengthy installation, it was using my whole RAM understandably, yet after it was finished I'm still left with about 80% of memory usage? Please help.

http://oi59.tinypic.com/r1kfbt.jpg

A:Extremely high physical memory usage on idle! (77%)

Please use this tutorial by Brink to post screen shots.
That way members don't have to go off site to see them.

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Hi all, i,m new here hoping you can help me.
 
My laptop (HP G62 running windows 7) takes a long time to boot and is very slow and almost impossible to use. The physical memory usage is very high all the time at around 90%.
 
The computer works fine in safe mode.
 
I notice a high memory usage of svchost.exe which can be up to 300 000k...........could this be the problem?
 
7 days ago it was infected by a Trojan Horse named Generic31.apje. I followed the path named and deleted the file from c:\ProgramData\browsermanager....................after doing this I completed a scan and the results where that the machine was clean. Could this still be an issue?
 
 
 
Thanks hope someone can help me

A:High Physical Memory Usage Slow Computer

What process uses the most/highest CPU...........check the taskmanager.

A great program to pinpoint problems is Process Explorer from Microsoft now.

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Hi Guys.

For the last 2 weeks , as soon as my PC gets switched on the CPU usage jumps to around 52% and Physical Memory to around 58%. I only have one program running and thats Internet Explorer 8.

Anyone know why it is so high? A virus or malware perhaps? I've tried running Spyboy Search & Destroy aswell as Malware Anti-Malware bytes, but no joy. As the CPU is so high, the computer gets very hot with the heatsink (fan) going into overdrive which makes an absulute racket. It doesn't effect the performance much as its a high spec PC but its now getting a tad annoying.

I've also noticed that at night time the internet speed goes down considerably, i'm on a 10Mb connection and the last few nights speeds have been like no better than the old 56k days! Someone perhaps using my machine to attack other machines/users.

Any help would be grand.

Edit: The list of things I have done but the problem is still the same-

Spybot Search & Destroy
Avast Anti-Virus Scan
Malware Bytes Anti Malware
SuperAntiSpyware
Ad-aware wouldn't work, getting a 'System Error 1814'
My sincere apologies if this is in the wrong section.

Thanks alot

A:Constant high CPU and Physical Memory usage on Vista

You can adjust the services running using blackviper suggestions.I usually change some from automatic to manual.http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm

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Hi there,
I always come back here for help from you. I hope you can help me again. I have a desktop computer running very sluggishly, and I noticed that the usage of physical memory is over 30% even when it is just idling. Also, there are at least 12 instances of svchost.exe running simultaneously, and one of them using almost 180,000KB. I am including the log from HijackThis I just run. I think I have too much junk running in the background. Thanks for your help.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8181 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 946990 MB, Free - 626932 MB; H: Total - 6881 MB, Free - 402 MB; J: Total - 1907718 MB, Free - 1572276 MB; K: Total - 476682 MB, Free - 421119 MB; L: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 69349 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DX58SO, AAE29331-404, USSO841002WJ
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:24:12 PM, on 10/29/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.6.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
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A:Sluggish PC, high physical memory usage, svchost

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I have had the Google redirect virus for a while now, thought its little paragraphs were harmless, but it has become a nuisance. At startup computer was running at 30% CPU usage and 56 physical memory. I made the error of reading and following someone else's topic and not starting my own, but I will stop all that I am doing and await your instructions. have run minitoolbox and was starting GMER but realised I should really make sure I get proper advice from someone who knows what they are doing. sorry to be the 3rd Google redirect on this topic page alone. as the problem is not computer life threatening i promise to not self bump and will be patient Belowavgman

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Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log c... Read more

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Hey there. I've just switched over to a new computer, only to find it's actually more sluggish than a computer with similar specs that hadn't be reformatted for two years. For example, sometimes when I type in urls or things in the run bar, there is a delay in the letters appearing. I know that Chrome can be a resource hog, but it's about the most intensive thing I have open right now and there is still noticeable sluggishness. I know that I have a lot more processes open by default than I probably should, but I also don't know which ones are safe to remove. Can someone please help me out? With Java running (For Salem MMO) it was at around 75% Physical Memory Usage. Without, it's still above 50%.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3989 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, 1802 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 455148 MB, Free - 395237 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., NP350V5C-S01AU
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and EnabledClick to expand...

Please advise. Thanks a lot.

 

A:Brand New Computer, high physical memory usage.

Welcome to the forums.
Get rid of Google chrome and see if it improves.
 

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Greeting,
Lately i have encountered a frustrating high level of CPU and Memory usage. When i first started my computer with no application running, i noticed the slow loading, and that's when i saw my CPU and physical memory rocket-up to 60% and 2 gigs of ram. To make the matter worse, the physical memory usage increases gradually until it reachs near 4 GB. At some point, the free P/M reaches 0, the CPU usage is unstable ( somestimes its 20% and somestimes 90%). There's another strange thing is the sudden appearance of svchost.exe which i haven't seen since i bought this PC. I've searched through the forums and found several methods ( Virus scanning, process explorer, turning off several unneccessary services and even re-install windows ( C driver to be specific) ) but sadly nothing worked. I've also disabled the apps that i recently added to chrome ( as i thought they were the causes), but the P/M Usage still stays at 4GB. The only thing that i can use with getting lag and stuttering now is google chrome, although its a horror just looking at how slow things are. Please help me to find a solution, i have a lots of important document and i can't stand the thought of having to completely re-boot my whole computer. Thanks a lot!

My Computer:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
8 GB RAM
Processor Intel Core I5 3.0Ghz
Graphic Card GTX 650 Ti

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A:Odd problems caused by extremely high CPU and Physical Memory Usage

Anyone?

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Hello

Fairly recently, my computer began having performance problems after about half hour of usage and only running a few programs (Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Word, for example). My CPU Usage/Physical Memory both shoot up above 90%. I have uninstalled unnecessary programs, disabled many programs on start-up, and have run virus scans using different scanners, but nothing I've tried has helped. Can somebody please diagnose whether I have a virus?

I am running Windows 7 on a Samsung 900X (Intel Core i5-2467M CPU @ 1.60GHz, 4GB RAM, 64-bit OS).

Thank you very much in advance.

Hijackthis
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:18:22 PM, on 11/6/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16450)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\tpmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\SmartSetting.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\dmhkcore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\EasySpeedUpManager.exe
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A:Performance issues (sudden high CPU Usage/Physical Memory)

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Hi,

about 2-3 days ago I noticed my computer used alot of memory just after booting up and eventually shuts down. I have a 8gb ram (around 4gb is being used since im using 32bit). Before i could play games while browser is open it used around 80~%. How do prevent the usage to going so high?

A:Windows 7 ultimate 32bit high physical memory usage

Why are you using 32-bit with 8GB RAM?

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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