Why does computer run slow until standby memory cleared

February 25, 2015 at 04:35:03
Specs: Windows 7
I find my computer runs very slow (usually this occurs when coming back to it after leaving it for awhile). For example ill come back to the desk and open chrome and it will take 30 seconds, when loaded it will then run faster but still a bit laggy. I've found a way to fix this is by clearing my standby memory in RamMap. I figure windows is predicting what processes I am going to run wrong hence wasting the standby memory.

Does this sound right at all, is there anything I can do to fix this so I can come back to a smooth pc all the time?

My desktop is roughly 5 years old and is running
Windows 7 x64
Intel Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz
Samsung 7200RPM 500GB HDD

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February 25, 2015 at 05:42:47
If you have two partitions, you could move your Page file off of the OS partition. If not, set the Pagefile to System Managed, rather than letting Windows Automatically manage the paging file.

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February 25, 2015 at 08:07:50
Re #1.
Is there a typo there or have I lost the plot (quite possible LOL)? System Managed sounds the same as Windows managed to me.

Have you been into msconfig startup tab to see if you can kill off unnecessary startup items, at least to prove the point?

Process Explorer might give a clue too:

I've never found it necessary to get deeply involved with what memory is doing on Windows 7 and Windows managed seems to work fine for most folk.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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February 25, 2015 at 14:33:57
"Windows managed seems to work fine for most folk"

Run Wise Disk Cleaner ( Run the 1st three tabs, left to right. I use default settings, leave boxes that are unchecked, unchecked ) Reboot when finished.

Run AdwCleaner
Author's site
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Clean.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

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