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High non-paged pool usage (from start up now)

Q: High non-paged pool usage (from start up now)

for the past few months i have been having memory leak problems but i shrugged it off cause a quick restart fixed it. Now every time i boot my pc, it starts with 4.5-4.6GB non-paged pool.

thank you in advanced

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Preferred Solution: High non-paged pool usage (from start up now)

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I have a Compaq Presario running windows XP and 1G of RAM with a game that said the paged pool memory was to low. I subsequently reset it via the " run regedit" and now no applications will run and the computer has to be physically shutdown by holding the on/off button. The error message I get is "you do not have the required memory to run this application". How do get back to normal?

Thanks for the help.

A:Solved: OS Paged Pool Memory Reset to high

Restore the registry. System Restore is the easiest way.

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My computer has a mem leak filling up non paged and i cant seem to fix it
Here is the list of drivers in nonp

Io Nonp 15400730 (15509) 15386241 (15515) 14489 1179856 ( -432) 81
AfdP Nonp 11322855 ( 745) 11322837 ( 745) 18 4496 ( 0) 249
File Nonp 3479542 ( 243) 3398869 ( 251) 80673 32244304 ( -3200) 399
Key Paged 3403681 (7699) 3400334 (7699) 3347 853904 ( 0) 255
IoNm Paged 3290399 ( 209) 3223970 ( 218) 66429 15965840 ( -1552) 240
Frag Nonp 3083903 ( 245) 3083174 ( 245) 729 23328 ( 0) 32
PfPB Nonp 2820203 ( 18) 2820203 ( 18) 0 0 ( 0) 0
ObNm Paged 2750449 (4250) 2748305 (4248) 2144 175536 ( 544) 81
BFAT Nonp 2552159 (17379) 2551951 (17380) 208 587056 ( -2960) 2822
FMor Paged 2365465 ( 173) 2365465 ( 173) 0 0 ( 0) 0
MmRl Nonp 2202868 ( 112) 2202868 ( 112) 0 0 ( 0) 0
PsIn Nonp 1767951 (4048) 1767833 (4048) 118 21536 ( 0) 182
IoUs Nonp 1715465 (6522) 1715399 (6522) 66 3168 ( 0) 48
Irp Nonp 1665893 (6261) 1664063 (6262) 1830 1221072 ( -2112) 667
SeSd Paged 1422924 ( 544) 1422908 ( 544) 16 3280 ( 0) ... Read more

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I'm running XP SP2, and experiencing a non-paged pool leak of about 150 MBs a day. The pool will fill up after about 42 hours leading to a BSOD (0x000000f4). Poolmon is indicating the tag IRP is allocating ~20 bytes constantly and never freeing it. It's probably a driver, but I can't get any closer than that to finding out which one. I also monitored the leak in safe mode with no networking and it still leaks there. Could anyone perhaps help narrow it down more?

A:irp non-paged pool leak

I'm having this EXACT same problem. Started happening about the same time too.

Could it have something to do with a Windows Update? I'd really appreciate any help with this.

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after installing a new graphics card and trying to play a game, i instead received an error message saying that there isnt enough "Paged Pool Memory".
what is paged pool memory and how can i increase it? do i basically just have to add memory to my system?

A:paged pool memory

Paged pool memory is a region in virtual memory which can be paged in and paged out of the system. Device driver which do not need to access the memory from DPC/Dispatch level or above can use paged pool. it is accessible from any process context.

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Windows 8 64; AMD A8 CPU; 8GB Corsair (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM. WebrootSA AV, and Comodo firewall.

Something is happening!

I will be playing Battlefield 3, and suddenly the game screeches to a dying studder, with FPS below 0.1

Upon checking task manager, and confirming with other utilities, my non-paged pool is swallowing up all the RAM.. And it sticks around, sometimes for minutes, hours, or days.. I can bring the non-paged pool back to normal 30-60MB from (well, its currently at 5.5GB) by removing and switching up the memory sticks. Sometimes I just let the RAM sit out for some air for an hour or so.. idk, I even bought matching RAM because I thought the different brand names could possible cause it..

I've looked around in the past for solutions but I could never get any idea what is causing the non-paged poop to IMMEDIATELY SNAP from 45MB up to 5.5GB! Is there something I could check at startup of my system to see what is taking the non-paged pool? Or would I need to replicate the original in-game crash?

A:Non-Paged Pool taking 5.5GB/8GB RAM

Well generally this isn't a hardware fault, so replacing or removing the RAM will not fix it.

Something is using too much memory and not allowing it to be paged out. Do you you page file disabled by chance? If you go to the Processes tab and enable the "Show Processes from All Users" which ones show are using the most memory?

If it consistently happens while BF3 than it may be a glitch in the game or a driver issue. Do you have all the latest patches for BF3? Have you uninstalled and reinstalled the latest graphics driver? Updated the sound driver?

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Ive been having this problem for ages now with all Valve games and valve games ONLY. Just as im about to go in-game it crashes to desktop with an error message reading "Internal driver error at Present: You're likely out of OS Paged Pool Memory!"

I had a feeling this was a RAM related issue and considering I only had 2GB, I upgraded to 4 GB - It still does it

Iv'e tried changing the Paged Pool size through the regedit - It still does it.

Ive tried everything, its getting rediculous now, I really dont see what could be wrong, I have a beast of a PC for gods sake it can run crysis.


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Hi all,

I am having a non paged pool memory leak.

As far as i'm aware all drivers are up to date.

imgur com/Vo3QeUe https://imgur com/a/IdzFZE5

Would really appreciate any support to getting this resolved, a reboot temporarily fixes it, but after a few hours it creeps back up sometimes very suddenly also

Here is a non paged pool photo - showing some of it if it's any help to anyone? https://imgur com/a/xHLNtPs

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Hey everyone! I am a newbie PC builder. I have recently built a computer consist of the following spec:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws X Series 16351 Mb
Graphics Card: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, 1280 Mb
Motherboard: MSI, Z68A-GD65 (MS-7681)

I have nothing but the msi driver utility, process explorer, office pro 2010 and Assassin's Creed II installed. I have updated all MB drivers through the msi utility, updated Windows 7 as much as possible, installed the latest GPU driver from nvidia. When I played AC II, the GPU driver crashes every 10 sec. I also got the message saying my PC is running out of paged pool memory. I tried the method from teamliquid, it doesn't work. I went to process explorer, under system information, both of the paged and non-paged limit have no symbol. That is all I have. Thank you, and greatly appreciate any help.

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I've been having some issues with Windows XP over the last couple of months. It got much worse once I installed StarCraft II on my computer. I get the error "Your computer has run out of paged pool memory" and the program lags or crashes. I looked under blizzards website and they state that this is a Windows XP problem. From what I can find it usually occurs from a bad driver that is taking paged memory and not releasing it. I upgrade drivers for every piece of hardware I could find under Device Manager with no luck.

Microsoft has some tools to track paged memory, but I cant seem to get any of them to work. Some of the tools seem out of date or missing. Is there a program that will identify what is filling up my paged memory?

Is there a way to "empty" the memory pool?

My system exceeds the minimum requirements for the game. I have reduced the video effects in game to the bare minimum with no result.


AMD Dual Core 2.29 Ghz
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002
Service pack 3

ATI Radeon HD 4550 video card with 1 Gb Vram
Any help you can provide is appreciated.

A:Paged pool memory error

Here is the error message that was reported after the last crash.================================================================================StarCraft II (B16561)Time: 2010-09-26 18:31:54.437Exe: C:\Program Files\StarCraft II\Versions\Base16561\SC2.exeParameters: Exe Built: 2010-09-21 16:33:41.187User: meComputer: ME-55BB3FBB205DVersion: branches/1.1.0Revision: 84907Locale: enUS================================================================================e_gfxGraphicsAPIError"StarCraft II has encountered an unexpected DirectX/OpenGL error. This may indicate an issue with an out-of-date videocard driver. If the problem persists, for more information consult our support website at [url="http://starcraft2.com/support.""]http://starcraft2.com/support."[/url]Error code: D3DERR_INVALIDCALL (8876086C) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Manual Stack Trace (ID:216 Stack:0x044D0000 + 8,388,608 "Main Thread")----------------------------------------DBG-ADDR<00A18449>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00A18541>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00A0F762>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00D100F3>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00D1031F>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00C77C83>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00C78A2E>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00C7A2A0>("SC2.exe&quo... Read more

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When playing games via steam I occasionally get a crash followed by the error message.

failed to lock vertex buffer in cmesh dx8

According to the FAQ on steam this is caused by a lack of paged pool memory which is reserved for apps like direct3d.

To get round this issue its recommended that you remove a line form the boot.ini which unlocks the page pool memory. The line is /3GB /Userva=2900

Does anyone know where this line is in windows 7 or how I can unlock the paged pool memory as I'm finding the crashes are starting to interfere with my enjoyment of gaming.

Any help gratefully appreciated.

A:Paged pool memory issues

Paged pool is memory that's "paged" out to the paging file on your hard drive. The easiest way would be (I think) to increase the amount of paging file allowed on your hard drive (see this article for more details on the paged pool: Mark's Blog : Pushing the Limits of Windows: Paged and Nonpaged Pool )

As for the /3gb switch, this is for programs that are aware of the 3gB switch. It won't do anything if the programs aren't specifically designed for it. What it does is allocate 3 gB of virtual memory for user level processes - leaving 1 gB for kernel level processes. And, it only applies to a 32 bit OS. Are you running 32 or 64 bit Windows 7?

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Hi Everyone.

I've been searching as much as i could here and there on the internet without any luck so i'm giving it a chance here if someone has an idea how to troubleshoot/investigate this.

I'm Running Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise.
custom built machine :

I7 4770K
32gb ram
Samsung evo pro 256gb ssd
2x gtx 770 sli

the installation was done around end of january, i don't have much running on that computer but games (i have another system for work)

The issue i have is the Paged Pool memory after system is up is at roughly 250mb but keep increasing around 1-2mb per sec and never stops, after roughly 1h uptime, i'm already at 2gb.(after 1day uptime yesterday, i was at 56gb). The non-paged pool is however never an issue and sits between 150mb and 250mb (i would say normal values)

i've read about disabling NDU, disabling killer networks application (my network driver) and many other things but so far still no luck.

i'm willing to run any kind of software or give any traces, my main issue right now is how to find what is causing this. i believe there is a memory leak somewhere but i have no idea/clues how to trace it down.

Many thanks for your time and help.



A:Paged Pool memory constantly increasing

Hello BuG,

With 32 GB of RAM installed, it's not unusual for your page file to get just as large.

If you like, you could use step 11 in the tutorial below to specify a minimum and maximum page file size for your C: drive to prevent it from getting larger on it's own. If you get a low memory or out of memory error afterwards while running Windows, then it means that you will need to increase the size of the page file until you stop getting the error.

If you have plenty of hard drive space, then it is recommended to leave the page file to be system managed though.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

Hope this helps,

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Hey all, this is my first time posting here so please be gentle :)

I, like most gamers/comp sci majors, have fallen in to the trap of trying to get Half-Life 2 to play on my laptop and am dealing with paged pool memory issues. I followed a solution on a previous forum and went in to the registry editor, changing the PagedPoolSize like so:

Quoted from the previous site:

"This is how to fix it
Here's how you open Registry Editor:

Start Menu > Run > regedit

Surf down to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Double click on "PagedPoolSize". Hexadecimal is listed first. Change the "Value Data" to one of these below:
(Note: You only need to enter EITHER Hexadecimal or Decimal. They both are the same.)

Megabytes Hexadecimal Decimal
192Mb 0c000000 201326592
256Mb 10000000 268435456
384Mb 18000000 402653184

I went with the 384Mb option and it worked perfectly.

Once you are done, make sure you reboot your computer."

I followed this solution with the 256 Mb option, restarted the computer, and the computer didn't even load all the way the first time and after shutting down and restarted it again, I barely got to the Desktop with nothing really running. So I painfully went in and changed it back to 0 (the default setting) like it was before and I restarted it and MOST of it is fine again, but I am ... Read more

A:Paged Pool Memory Adverse Effects/How to Fix

As this article says, 'Do not change the size of the paging file by editing the registry.'


Since you did play about, perhaps making a manual change as per the instructions will help 'kick' things back to normal.

Click start, control panel, system, advanced, performance, advanced and under virtual memory click change, then custom size, and set the vRam to whatever value you like (I would recommend equal to the installed Ram as a start) min and max. Click set and ok your way out.

You can always go back and set things to letting Window decide.

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Hey guys,

I have no programs running, just chrome with a couple of websites. On my previous pc with windows 7 i've never had the memory use more than 5 GB just for chrome. Also, the paged pool seems to fill up the longer I use my pc. I've read numerous threads with people saying that it is normal for a pc to use all the RAM because otherwise it's useless RAM. But I don't really believe that something like this is normal. In most threads people talked about a memory leak in the non-paged pool.

I find it also very weird that when I look at my processes they just don't add up to the 5 GB in use. Using rammap or process explorer doesn't show annything at all.
Here are my specs:
Lenovo B5400
Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)
Intel Core i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50 GHz (4CPU's)
8192MB RAM

I'm having real problems with League of Legends, I just get too much lag when I play. I have a constant 40 ping so that's not the problem, my fps is 60-70 so that's not really bad. But I just get these random stutters every few seconds. Also when I browse my pc is just acting too slow for it's specs.
I hope someone can help with this problem as I am a noob when it comes to computers. I paid about 700 euros for this laptop and I find it sad that I this stupid problem. I've already disabled superfetch and I really don't want a link to another thread as I've read every single one of them and I'm getting nuts


A:Windows 8.1 - Memory leak problem in paged pool

Hello SebaaVH,

You appear to be one of those affected by this Google Chrome bug that only affects "some." Now, since I don't know if they ever fixed it (I don't use Chrome), I would suggest trying a different browser (i.e., Firefox or Opera) to see if that fixes your issue. Now, some have stated they fixed their issue by clearing their browser cache but that would be just a band-aid IMHO:

Massive memory leak, though memory usage does not show for GC in task manager:

Regarding your League of Legends issue, I don't play it myself but your issue (or something similar) has come up several times quite recently and, if you do a Google search for that issue, you will find tons of people having issues when playing it online. You might be better off seeking assistance at a gaming forum for that specific issue IMHO.

Good luck.


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I've been having this problem for ages. After ive played on a different game for a while, i then try to play tf2. loads up properly, i choose a server and just as im about to connect - pow! crashes to desktop and says im out of paged pool memory! i thought it was cos i didnt have enough ram or not enough of it was free. so i upgraded my ram to 2gb. i have 1500MB of ram free at any one time and it still does the same thing!! the stupid thing is, when i restart the pc and go on tf2 before any other game, it works fine! what on earth is going on here?

A:Team Fortress 2 Paged Pool Memory problem

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I have a desktop PC with Windows 8.1 on it. It has been running really well so far. But about two weeks ago I started experiencing this High CPU usage just after turning on the computer. It goes like this for about 10 minutes or so and then goes back to normal.

I took a screenshot of my tasks that are using the most CPU.

Is there anyway to fix this? Is it safe to kill those processes that use the most CPU?

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Hi, i am new here so first of all i would like to say, hello to all.

my problem - i recently updated my ati radeon driver, since doing so, when i start my computer it is very slow loading up -
i open task manager and my pf usage is rising and does so all the way to its maximum (2461m)
gradually it drops down to ( 450-500m ) and works fine.

befor updating this ati driver my pf usage was almost constant ( 300-350m ) and nothing was ever slow.

as there was no problem prior to this update driver - i have no spyware/virus etc, so can only assume it was this download.
will i need to restore to a previous date befor this download and stay with the old ati as it was?
or is there another way to solve this.

thank you in advance for any reply/help.

A:very high pf usage at start up

Hi bullhuss, welcome to BC!

I had a similar issue with ATI. The Catalyst Control Center (ATI's video card control program, AKA: CCC) was the culprit. Change its startup preference or use MSConfig so that it doesn't load with Windows. That should fix the problem. And, let's be honest, who really ever uses the CCC?

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I am very new to the forums and was browsing around looking at other people with similar problems and thought I would post up my issues and see if anyone can help point me in the right directions. I have a couple of ideas but I am unsure if I am right...

I have attached the ZIP of the SF Diagnostic Tool to this post now

Basically about 3 weeks ago I had some computer issues, I figured it was a good time for a couple of upgrades so I replaced the Motherboard, Processor, Power Supply, and I had my Video Card RMA'd by EVGA (excessive coil whine)

I formatted the hard drive (it was a 300GB partition of a 1.5 TB Raid 0) and reinstalled windows 8 to the computer, everything seemed fine for about a week, I took my computer downstairs to hook it up to a TV so my family could watch some Hulu on the big screen and my computer started getting BSOD every few minutes.

I was unsure as to what was causing it so I reinstalled windows again. After the install I was still getting BSOD... so I went out and bought a SATA 120GB SSD and put it in as the primary Hard Drive and installed windows to that drive instead of onto the Raid partition. Same thing, more BSOD...

At this point I have reinstalled 4 times, I tried allowing Windows to fully update everything and tried turning all updates off and manually installing everything myself. More BSOD both ways... in fact at this point when I try to manually install the NVidia drivers they just Fail during the install and wont finish...

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A:BSOD - Bad Pool Header and Page Fault in Non Paged Area

I ran the Diagnostic tool I got from this site and zipped up the file - it is now attached to the OP

I have windows set to gather the dump file but I am unsure what to do with the files at the moment

Thanks for helping

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So I recently purchased a new motherboard, CPU, RAM and PSU. I kept things from my old computer, such as my hard drives and video card. I formatted my main hard drive that I keep Windows on, and used to run x86, but am now running x64.

I did this all for Borderlands 2, I wanted a better computer to run and play this game on, since I've been a fan of the first one since it came out. Prior to the installation of all of these new parts, everything on the older version of my computer worked fine. I could play games, albeit on low settings, without a problem, but now, games such as Dota 2 and Borderlands 2 will run for about 3-4 minutes before the screen goes black, and comes back three times, before the program itself stops responding.

One of the games gave me a reason as to the poor performance, and said the game had run out of Paged Pool Memory, and would decrease performance. Even when doing so, it still shuts down after a few seconds.

I know that this is a hardware problem, which is why I didn't post about it in Games. It's happening to many programs that require the use of memory, and not just games. If there's anything anybody can do to help me, it would be greatly appreciated.

Below is a DXDiag.
System Information
Time of this report: 9/19/2012, 19:48:20
Machine name: JIMMUS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: English (Reg... Read more

A:Multiple Programs Crashing, Paged Pool Memory Loss?

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Any help on this would be appreciated - the PC crashes on boot (during the 'loading windows' screen) if I try and do a normal boot. Safe mode works, but then I get Bad Pool Error if I try and browse to any complex website (simply stuff works, but this one doesn't, for example - I assume it's Javascript or Flash crashing it).

Plus running many applications (including Notepad) leads directly to a Page-fault in non-paged area result.

Things I've tried: full scans with Avast and Malwarebytes, startup recovery console from the disc and all the options there including Startup Repair multiple times and SFC -scannow, error checking the drive with chkdsk and Partition Magic.

I tried driver verifier, but that was when the computer would still boot, it stopped it booting entirely (the earlier dmp files will be from that, the ones from today in safe mode), and it took some fixing to get as far as safe mode, so reluctant to try it again.

I'm at something of a loss, I can't even look at the dmp files myself as trying to run the Windbg install tool crashes the PC, and I don't have a second Windows machine. And I can't do an in-place re-install as that's not allowed from safe mode...

A:BSOD Bad Pool Error / Page Fault in non-paged area

Welcome to SF deanlove .

I'm currently forming a general idea based on the dump files but I need more information.

Unfortunately files are missing, so I'm not getting the full picture.
Please run the SFDT again and let it run its course it can take 15min at times to collect all the data necessary.
There should be eight files generated not including the dumps.

Please upload the MSINFO32 file:

Start → Run → type MSINFO32 then hit Enter.
In MSINFO32 go to, File → Save → name it your user-name.
Once the file is saved right click it and choose Send to → Compressed (zipped) folder.

Attach the file in your next post.


Your CPU is overclocked.

!sysinfo machineid
Machine ID Information [From Smbios 2.5, DMIVersion 37, Size=3019]
BiosMajorRelease = 8
BiosMinorRelease = 15
BiosVendor = American Megatrends Inc.
BiosVersion = 1408
BiosReleaseDate = 09/21/2010
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
SystemFamily = To Be Filled By O.E.M.
SystemVersion = System Version
SystemSKU = To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BaseBoardManufacturer = ASUSTeK Computer INC.
BaseBoardProduct = P6T
BaseBoardVersion = Rev 1.xx
7: kd> !sysinfo cpuspeed
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz"
MaxSpeed: 2670
CurrentSpeed: 3200
Reset the BIOS back to default:CLR CMOS

Write down the current value of the SATA Mode!
Its either AHCI or IDE.
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When i boot my machine up I am getting crazy high memory usage.  
I have got Avast installed. No Malware detected when i do a full scan.
AFter the issue i then I also installed free version of Mal Ware Bytes This found nothing ether. - going to remove that now.
I've run a defrag.
And this morning my machine did a disk check on boot up.
When i examined the process's running i saw Avast was hogging a shed load of memory. So I suspect it might be that or a bad disk sector.

A:High memory usage on start up (near 100%)

just ran a memory diagnostic- no problems

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This problem has occured today. I cannot start some applications (they do not fully run) and I cannot end them (they show up on taskmanager with low memory which doesn't change).
When I start some applications explorer.exe then goes into high usage until I restart my computer.
This is what Process Monitor shows once I try to start a problem program and exporer goes into high cpu usage:
It loops like this constantly, I cannot exit the problem application through the taskmanager.
I can exit explorer but if I do, it will delete the taskbar but explorer will stay up and running with high cpu.
Edit: I noticed this when I tried to run League of Legends (program which was already installed). it would not start and I couldn't end the task, and explorer.exe began taking up an uncommon amount of cpu usage. I uninstalled the game (through Revo because the uninstaller wouldn't come up either). I couldn't start the installer to reinstall it, same thing happened.
This happened when I tried to run some other applications too and doesn't just happen with League of Legends.
Need help.
I cannot restore my system through System Restore. Even though I made many restores and made them frequently..even made some earlier today when I look I cannot find them in System Volume Information and they don't show up on the Restore Points list.

A:Cannot start some application, Explorer.exe has high CPU usage.

 Here're a couple of things to try that won't take a whole lot of time.  First download Malwarebytes from here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ , install it get it up to date and do a scan.  After the scan completes, click the Quarantine All button and then follow the onscreen instructions.  
 After running Malwarebytes, let's run SFC.  Click Start and type CMD in the search box.  Then right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator.  From the command prompt type sfc /scannow.  That will check for and attempt to correct corrupt system files.
 Finally download Speccy e from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/speccy/ , install and run it.  After running it click File -> Publish snapshot... Copy and paste the link it gives you into your next post.  
Good luck.

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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.

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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computer slow after being redirected to site-- "homesoftsaver9.com" did some research and im sure thats where my problems came from.

heres my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:08:34 PM, on 8/30/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
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A:high CPU usage and high page file usage, computer slow

bump. very slow start up. page file usage up to 768MB when its usually under 100MB and various processes running that i don't recognize. any one?

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Hi guys, I'm new here and not much of a techie so please bear with me. I have a Fujitsu S6520N with vista business 32-bit, 4GB RAM.

system has been a bit laggy with startups, reboots, waking up after sleep mode for a while but the real trouble started yesterday.

laptop's gone without reboot for a few days i guess, i usually leave it on and put it on sleep when i'm away. so yesterday i had IE on with lots of tabs open, a couple of Word docs, itunes, skype. i noticed that physical memory was running high at about 70-80% so i closed some tabs, closed Word, etc. still it was really high and at some points i got error messages/out of memory messages.

then as i started to look into the problem i realised that explorer.exe was using up lots of memory like 40-60mb and later i noticed svchost.exe and dwm.exe taking up lots of memory too. i tried to run a virus scan but once it got to explorer.exe, the system hanged. i tried rebooting and force quit a few times cos the same thing kept happening.at first it wouldn't load the welcome centerupon startup though the desktop loaded fine (clickable n everything). sometimes it wud just load the frame of the welcome centre with a white space where the text n images should be. n now it wont even load anything upon bootup.

i'm on safe mode now n i tried running the scan - same issue. hangs at explorer.exe.

can anyone tell me what the problem is?

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A:High memory usage from explorer.exe and start-up problems


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I am suffering from a slow computer at start up. I have an abundance of processes running. including a Dr Watson exe file which seems to have tens of proceses. Could someone point me in the right direction for quicking up my system?


A:Slow Computer - High memory usage at start up

Slow Computer, It May Not Be Malware (Quietman) - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=38264 Slow Computer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/ FWIW: Dr. Watson is a report tool, brought into action when various things go wrong.Louis

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Ive upgraded my system with new motherboard, cpu, ssd, ddr4 and psu. installed windows again but it seems to use fairly high amount of ram even if everything is disabled from msconfig (except the avast antivirus) as it didnt get disabled even if marked.

with all currently installed programs are enabled the ram usage is 6.8gb/16gb and with all disabled is shown on the picture that ive attached.

If i remember right, when the windows was just first time started the ram usage was much lower. but after installing the programs that i had before and will need, it raised quite alot. But i cant seem to add up where all those gb's are used.

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i am working to clean up my friend's toshiba with a variety of issues

-avast wont start, it is a new download
(so machine is currently unprotected)

-avg was hung on asking for payment, so i deleted it
-adobe air is being an insistent nuisance
-there is a popup offering free back up
-zoost dating site update popup wont go away
-and possibly some other stuff

thanks in advance

A:avast wont start- high cpu usage ? +conduit search protect ?

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I'm just wondering if this is something abnormal. I keep my system up 24/7 just shutting off display without putting it to sleep/hibernate. Every morning when I wake up and check the kernel memory, it's quite high >500mb. I checked with a friend and his is onli about ~300. What does this mean, a memory leak?

A:high paged kernel memory

No, it means your kernel simply has more allocations than his. Unless it's causing a performance or stability detriment or growing over time without shrinking back properly, then it's nothing to worry about. Also note that there are several kernel pools that make up kernel memory as a whole, so to troubleshoot (if that is necessary) it's going to require you being more specific about memory usage, and to where, in the kernel.

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Hi, I am a newbie at computers so please instruct me on what to do if I am missing any information or anything. Thank you!
Basicly, I have been experiencing high RAM usage and fluctuating computer usage for a while now, and I have no idea what to do. Please help! Pic below shows what's on the Task Manager while only opening one tab on chrome and no other applications.
System info here:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6048 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 610M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 300061 MB, Free - 115563 MB; D: Total - 389739 MB, Free - 374956 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K43SD
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: High Ram usage and High Fluctuating Cpu usage?

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good morning forum.

I am running windows 8.1 (x64)
I have the following problem my non paged pool is constantly very high. I have 4 gb. RAM and 1.2 of them are used by the non paged pool.
poolmon tells me that 1 gb of the non paged memory is taged with ECMC. In the most forums is written, that this is connected to a programm called Intellimem which I do not have installed on my computer. Findstr /s ECMC *.sys does not find anything in the system32 folder or even above. Does anyone has an Idea how to trace back this tag to a driver or program to get rid of the problem?


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Recently had my work laptop upgraded to Windows 7 from XP. Everything worked fine for one week. Then I started getting the BSOD error " Bad pool header". My computer will repeatedly shut down to protect windows. I notified my IT department and they believe that I corrupted the hard drive, as I have local admin rights. they provided me with a loaner computer and loaded my backup system on to this laptop. Worked great for a week and then again started getting " bad pool header and new error "page fault in non paged area. They believe I again corrupted the hard drive. The only software I installed is a program I use for work "Form Max" which other users have been using successfully in Windows 7. I used the DM log and have attached the dump files. Any assistance would be appreciated.

A:BSOD error " Bad pool header and page fault in non paged area"

Just discovered the original attachment was blank This one I checked and it does have files. Would appreciate any help that can be provided.

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About a year ago, I noticed that my computer was running slow (both online and off) and that the explorer.exe process listed in the Windows Task Manager was usually running very high. Windows Explorer seemed to crash a lot as well. A few months ago, I attempted to install Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 on my computer and before the install completed a warning window popped up saying something like 'there is already another instance of Kaspersky running' (which was not the case since this was the first time I had ever attempted to install Kaspersky software) and the install failed. When I rebooted my computer, I got the blue screen of death for a few seconds and then Windows booted with a message saying that Windows had recovered from a serious problem. Since recovering from whatever happened after the failed Kaspersky install, my computer is slower than ever and the Task Manager still shows a high CPU usage even though the System Idle Process is high and there isn't any processes listed that are using much CPU time at all.

I just scanned my system with the latest updated versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, and Avira AntiVir. All of them found nothing. I then cleaned my computer with CCleaner and ran HijackThis.

Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:30 AM, on 13/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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This problem began yesterday. I noticed my CPU was at 90C constantly with very high CPU usage (>50%). I had no major programs running. I rebooted several times and the program persisted.

1. I went into safe mode and everything was normal. So this rules out hardware issues.
2. I reformatted and everything was normal..but then after installing these few programs, the problem began again.
-iSkysoft video converter
-Media player classic
-Microsoft Office 2010 Pro
-Weather watcher live
-Xiliosoft audio converter 6
-Malware bytes antimalware
-Aimersoft video converter
-Boilsoft video joiner
-daemon tools lite
-drivers for dell wifi, usb 3.0, graphics
3. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 14z

Here is my hijackthis logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:59:37 PM, on 2/24/2013
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Weather Watcher Live\ww.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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A:Very high CPU usage, causing very high laptop CPU temps (90c idle)

Hello. First off, having utorrent effectively craps you out on this forum since it has a bad rep. Suggest you remove it and come back, start a new thread. That said, if you're familiar with Task Manager, check the CPU percentage on the processes tab (click CPU column to sort). This may help pinpoint which app(s) are whack.

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There is a serious issue with svchost.exe on my windows 7 computer. My HP Touchsmart 300-1025 has windows 7 64bit installed and svchost is slowing down the computer and using very high cpu and memory usage. It is not a virus or malware. I know the computer is not infected because one the computer has webroot and two if it was a virus or malware I would not be able to use the computer at all. So it has to be an issue with windows 7 64bit itself. Here is a screenshot of what I'm talking about and proof.

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Hijack log below

Two weeks ago my Quark 7 stopped working - it will start and come up with the splash screen, but then will not go any further - a list of processes shows it's running at 50 cpu usage and 78944 memory usage. I have tried uninstalling reinstalling and have ran Norton's Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy and CCleaner to no avail. I have attached my HiJack log below.

The main programs that I use daily (and yes Quark is one of them) are the following

Adobe Photoshop CS3, ACDSee 9, Outlook express, Quark 7.0, Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver 8

Thank you for taking the time - I'm pretty frustrated!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:07 AM, on 10/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServi... Read more

A:Quark 7 stopped working - high cpu usage-memory usage ? Virus??

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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.
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.

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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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My friend, who has a very low income was given a Dell Optiplex GX240 running Win2K Pro. 512MB RAM

To help her out, I got rid of porn, viruses, and spyware using:

Ad-Aware, AVG spyware and AV free versions, Trend Micro House Call, Spybot

I checked the task manager, and has constant 100% CPU usage, avg memory usage

The system runs, but apps open slow, so I tried some freeware reg cleaners:

CCleaner, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, Wise Registry cleaner

After hours of searching on web, the fixes I found don't work, so I give up. Can someone help. My friend doesn't have the money to pay someone to fix this, and she was so happy to get a new computer.

Can anyonre help???

I have a HijackThis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:15 PM, on 11/1/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:MY PC is slow, High CPU usage, moderate memory usage , I'm stuck

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Just yesterday I realized that my computer was acting super slowly and I even received a blue screen of death out of nowhere. Upon checking my processes list,I found many suspicious processes that continued to multiply when I tried to end them. These included: PresentationHost.exe, msdtc.exe, dllhost.exe, prevhost.exe, cmd.exe, msiexec.exe, conhost.exe, and even a notepad.exe that seems to be invisible. A malware is most likely behind this, and is causing my computer to perform very slowly and be almost unusable, I have managed to run FRST, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not even opening for me. In addition, this multiplying issue seems to only occur when I am connected to the internet. I would highly appreciate some help!
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:25-10-2015 02
Ran by Christopher (administrator) on CHRIS (27-10-2015 16:51:11)
Running from D:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Christopher (Available Profiles: Christopher & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
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A:CPU Usage in Task Manager Very High - PresentationHost.exe memory usage

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.



HKLM\...\Run: [New Value #1] => ctfmon = CTFMON.EXE
HKLM\...\Run: [hTew6txG55AD] => regsvr32.exe /s "C:\PROGRA~3\hTew6txG55AD.dll"
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Chrome] => [5120 2015-10-27] ()
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [Chrome] => C:\ProgramData\taskhost.exe [5120 2015-10-27] ()
AppInit_DLLs: prio.dll => No File
AppInit_DLLs-x32: prio32.dll => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3839431373-621308647-2831785862-1000 -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @nexon.net/NxGame -> C:\ProgramData\NexonUS\NGM\npNxGameUS.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86... Read more

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I just bought my brand new laptop and have loaded Vista Ultimate 32bit onto it for about 5 days. I noticed something unusual about Vista's CPU usage while idle in the task manager as well as the Resource monitor.

I have attached two pictures to show my problem. Notice that my CPU usage is always at about 40-60% on both of my cores. However, the average CPU usage per process shows that it should actually occupy about 15% to at most 20% (by adding up all the highest average CPU for processes in the first picture). The second picture I attached shows the current CPU usage sorted by max usage, and again it does not add up to 41%!

Although at 40-60% usage, I do not notice any major performance impacts, as both cores are not loaded to the max. However, I do notice Vista chewing up more battery than needed when I have my laptop running off batteries. Because the max frequency for the processor would always need to be raised to around 60% even when idle (instead of say... 10-20%).

I have searched online for various problems relating to high CPU usage, and most of the responses are about tracing down which process is the culprit. Well, this is where I'm stumped because it all does not add up! According to the process view, everything is normal but my system resources are still get constantly chewed up by something invisible it seems.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated at this point!

A:Vista Ultimate 32: high CPU usage does not correspond with process usage

Posting two more image to show this problem from the task manager...

Notice that the system idle process is 84, and yet CPU usage is 42? I always thought that:
CPU usage + idle process = 100?

Perhaps things are done differently with dual core processors? This is my first dual core so I'm not sure. The second image shows how both my cores are being used roughly equally, at around 50%.

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I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Het verwijderen van de te... Read more

A:MOVED<<High cpu usage, low gpu usage with gtx 1070, temps fine...

anyone, please?

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I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Het verwijderen van de tek... Read more

A:MOVED<<High cpu usage, low gpu usage with gtx 1070, temps fine...

anyone, please?

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Hi all, hope you can help.

Every so often, when listening to online radio streams/playing games etc my computer just goes crazy. I get a lot of hard drive 'chatter' and lots of fan noise and everything slows to a crawl. My music will start jumping and skipping and there is a long delay between me clicking the mouse and the action happening. It happens when no other programs (for example, my AV/AS) are due to scan. When I look at my Task Manager the two biggest eaters of memory usage are fm.exe (game, it normally eats a load but makes no substantial difference to the comp speed) and ekrn.exe (something to do with my AV, not quite sure what it actually does though)

I am running Windows MCE SP3 and am using NOD32 anti-virus and Sunbelt CounterSpy anti-spyware. The definitions on both are updated daily and both scan daily. I have also defragged the comp and do so weekly. The other programs I use are CCleaner and Glary Utilities, both fairly regularly to clean up my comp when I was working as an internet researcher, but less often now.

I do not get any error messages/BSOD's or actual freezes. Everything just slows right down. Could I have picked up a form of malware/virus that my AV/AS isn't picking up? Could one of my previous spring cleans have been too aggressive? Or is it simply too much load for my comp (2 year old Dell)? It is 3MHz, 1G RAM, kinda your bog standard media comp from 2007.

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A:Computer is apparently being scanned - high CPU usage/memory usage

When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes in Task Manager.Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.List of common system processes found in XP's Task ManagerCommon system processes found in XP's Task ManagerTop System ProcessesAnytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexFile Research CenterProcessLibrary.comDetermining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.Tools to investigate running processes and gather additional information to identify them and resolve problems:AnVir TaskManager FreeProcess ExplorerSystem ExplorerProcessHackerProcess MonitorsvchostViewerThese tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its path location If you right... Read more

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I receive the same alert from AVG whether I am using IExplorer, Firefox or Chrome. Also, in the task manager the CPU usage is sometimes almost 50% and it's always the internet browser I have open. Computer seems a bit sluggish. I have also been having trouble viewing videos on surfline.com (but not anywhere else). I am more than happy to delete any programs you think would be adding to the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

Here is my logfile from HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:46:07 PM, on 7/6/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16446)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\HPHC_Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

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I've been having this problem now for an year or so now. It started when I upgraded my connection from 8/1 ADSL to 100/10 cable (so the problem wasn't noticeable even if it was there before) and when I download at high speeds (in steam, for example) my CPU usage jumps to 80% and higher, and my pc starts to stutter (mouse, audio, everything).

What makes it harder for me to track down, is that it does not happen right after I start my PC. For a good 1 to 3 hours after starting my PC I can download fine at full speed (~12MB/s) without any problems. But after my PC has been on for few hours the problem starts. When ever I download above 5MB/s (sometimes even above 3MB/s) my CPU usage goes to around 75% to 99% and everything stutters, mouse, video, audio etc.

Using Task Manager, it shows that NT Kernel & System is what is using the CPU.
Process Explorer shows Hardware Interrupts and DPCs as the cause for high CPU usage.

I've tried updating my drivers (mouse, keyboard audio, video and network drivers are up to date), but I cannot seem to find USB or hard drive drivers in case it's those that are causing it. If it's even drivers causing it.

I'm using AVG Free and ZoneAlarm.
My HDD is 7200rpm so it should be able to handle 100mb cable connection. (not 100% sure about that)

I've also noticed that my windows has set pagefile at 8190MB, even though it says 12285MB is recommended. But that might not have anything to do with the problem.

A:Stuttering and high CPU usage while downloading at high speeds

Hey, some thoughts,

- Is your BIOS up-to-date?
- Are you sure AVG Free and ZoneAlarm work nicely together? They used to be fine couple years ago when they were AV/Firewall but recent versions tend to cross-over. Try uninstalling one? I can't say why would the problem start after sometime though.
- Are you using Ethernet or wireless?
- How is your power options set in control panel? Try High Performance if it is not set that way already.

I guess these drivers are good for you too Latest AMD Chipset Drivers Released

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