what is using my physical memory windows 7

November 10, 2010 at 22:32:02
Specs: Windows 7
my windows 7 pc is really annoying me at the moment the cpu and physical memory usage is through the roof and the computer is freezing. Please help, i have some screen shots below.

System is as follows.

Screens of task manager

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November 11, 2010 at 00:53:26
You have 58 processes running. To me that is a lot. I have 36. I am betting utorrent is eating a good bit.


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November 11, 2010 at 06:29:20
I agree that you do have a large number of running processes. Windows 7, by its nature does use more processes. Taht said you don't have the strongest CPU so you should make an effort to limit unnecessary running processes. One that jumps out is Windows Media Player. 19% CPU usage. What did you have playing at the time of that screen shot. Another is Microsoft Windows search filter host.

Have a look at the link below concerning one of your running processes.

I suggest you edit your Windows update default settings to notify you. Then look at what is offered and decide if you need it or not. Usually you need the critical updates and don't need the others. Sometimes you may want the others. While on that subject, others may disagree but I never download hardware updates from Microsoft. I will view why that update is being offered. If there is a security aspect, then I will update drivers from the hardware manufacturer. If not, then I leave things alone.


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November 11, 2010 at 14:35:11
Hey OtheHill I always figured if the manufacturer had not yet released an update for it then what the heck was MS giving out?


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November 11, 2010 at 16:29:26
thanks for the replies guys,
utorrent was running but it was stopped at the time, well pointed out. Windows media center was also running from an extender, so probably not he best time to get the numbers.

i restarted the computer and tested again without opening anything and no media center items connected, there was 46 processes running (i clicked show from all users) and there was 1.62gb of ram being used??

dont have a screen shot at the moment



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November 16, 2010 at 03:06:30
I have similar issue just the past couple of days. Using PSE8 results in lots of memory being put to Cached & then when 0 Free is left PSE & system runs slow, but even when I close PSE8 it does not get released & does not improve performance. I need to reboot.

Specs: Dell XPS 435MT, Core i7-920, 9Gb DDR3, 2TB 20EARS Internal.

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November 16, 2010 at 05:49:49

You need to start your own thread here for best results. Your problem may seem similar but be totally different.

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