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25-30% of my RAM is being used at idle. HELP!

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April 14, 2012 11:34:39 PM

I've noticed today while doing some screen recording that it was acting very sluggish and slow. I checked and I was using 25% of my RAM at idling. Im running windows 64 bit with 8 gb of RAM and all of my virus scanners are coming up clean and I don't know what to do.

What WTM says: http://gyazo.com/7d493c6414cd25746c7ecc68f0c1d6f6

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April 15, 2012 2:59:35 AM

Hmm, usally I would say trojan, but I dont know. whats your specific ram/motherboard.
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April 15, 2012 3:51:53 AM

Here are my PC specs:
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
Model HP Pavilion dm4
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) I5-2450m CPU @2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.60GHz
Memory 8192MB RAM
DirectX Version SirectX 11

Hope this helps

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April 15, 2012 4:07:26 AM

find out what program or service in your processes tab is taking up the ram.
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April 15, 2012 4:14:11 AM

dudewitbow said:
find out what program or service in your processes tab is taking up the ram.


probably the problem is that it hp and its full of trial programs leaching all your resources. hp and the other oems get paid to dump heaps of programs (advertising) onto the computers they sell in the hope that u will pay for full licencing when the 3 mth trial period is up but i could be wrong
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April 15, 2012 4:14:58 AM

Google Chrome is taking the most up, but when everything is closed down, it still says that I am using 25% of my RAM
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April 15, 2012 4:17:16 AM

jasont78 said:
probably the problem is that it hp and its full of trial programs leaching all your resources. hp and the other oems get paid to dump heaps of programs (advertising) onto the computers they sell in the hope that u will pay for full licencing when the 3 mth trial period is up but i could be wrong
This just started happening in the past 3-4 days and before that everything was working fine. I've used the system restore program to put it back to how it was a few days ago but even then it still has the problem.
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April 15, 2012 4:18:39 AM

ThatOneGuyFromCali said:
Google Chrome is taking the most up, but when everything is closed down, it still says that I am using 25% of my RAM

mine is using 16% including firefox virus checks etc 1350m of 8 gb
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a b } Memory
April 15, 2012 4:20:26 AM

you got to many process that work on start up and they use memory check them all
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April 15, 2012 4:21:04 AM

have u uninstalled all the *** hp puts on it since you got the computer i would personally go as far as formatting your hdd and doing a clean install to get rid of all the crap they put on it. how long u had it
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April 15, 2012 4:21:34 AM

jasont78 said:
mine is using 16% including firefox virus checks etc 1350m of 8 gb
when I have Chrome running, Norton, CG, ect. I'm getting around 2.8gb out of 8gb total RAM with my CPU at 9%
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April 15, 2012 4:23:30 AM

mine is lucky to use 2 % cpu at idle have u uninstalled all unused crap from hp
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April 15, 2012 4:25:11 AM

jasont78 said:
have u uninstalled all the *** hp puts on it since you got the computer i would personally go as far as formatting your hdd and doing a clean install to get rid of all the crap they put on it. how long u had it
I've had this PC for a little over a month and a half
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April 15, 2012 4:40:24 AM

jasont78 said:
have u uninstalled all the *** hp puts on it since you got the computer i would personally go as far as formatting your hdd and doing a clean install to get rid of all the crap they put on it. how long u had it
I tried to format it but a message popped up saying that it had my version of Windows and formatting it could make my computer stop working and would not allow me to format it.
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April 15, 2012 4:46:41 AM

Mine is 27% it is totally normal.

My quess is your hard drive is your bottleneck.
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April 15, 2012 4:50:48 AM

I bet they put a 5400 rpm hard drive in it OEMS are famous for using slow 5400rpm drives.

Drop a SSD drive in and your problems will be over.
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April 15, 2012 7:00:44 AM

daship said:
I bet they put a 5400 rpm hard drive in it OEMS are famous for using slow 5400rpm drives.

Drop a SSD drive in and your problems will be over.

:pt1cable:  ???hes complaining about ram usage
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a b } Memory
April 15, 2012 7:20:14 AM

There is no RAM issue. His usage is normal.

I suspect that his system was doing something with his hard drive. It's likely his issue will resolve itself quickly.
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April 15, 2012 1:41:39 PM

jasont78 said:
:pt1cable:  ???hes complaining about ram usage



the complaint is sluggish response during screen recording, he suspected ram but his ram is normal. a slow HDD is 1st suspect, you HDD will bottle neck when it is under intense reading and writing at the same time. :o  :bounce:  :pt1cable:  :whistle:  :lol: 
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April 15, 2012 3:46:49 PM

its not windows doing its indexing thing is it?
mine had some sluggish issues until I left it running over night. or u can just disable indexing unless u search ur own hdd alot.??

also uninstall all the garbage that comes with ur PC. my Sony laptop is loaded with s*** and runs really bad at times. but I can't be bothered with it right now.
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April 15, 2012 3:58:06 PM

ThatOneGuyFromCali said:
I've noticed today while doing some screen recording that it was acting very sluggish and slow. I checked and I was using 25% of my RAM at idling. Im running windows 64 bit with 8 gb of RAM and all of my virus scanners are coming up clean and I don't know what to do.

What WTM says: http://gyazo.com/7d493c6414cd25746c7ecc68f0c1d6f6


That is completely normal! I have the same setup. with the same amount of ram, etc, etc. My system uses 23 to 28 % of my Ram at idle. By closing programs that are running at idle, you can lower the amount of ram that is being used. Youmay still have a trojan or virus, but....I bet your system will still use that much ram when after u get the issue fixed. What anti-virus, anti malwars software are you using? Have you done a compete scan? Also, i completely agree that the 5400rpm drive is likely causing at least a portion of your problem.
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