Intermittent high memory usage

#1
I have a Sony with win 7 64-bit and 4 gigs of ram. About a month ago I started to notice my computer running slower. When I checked windows task manager (performance) it was using 3.5 gigs of my memory. I restarted the computer and it went down to 1.5. I have on occasion had to restart twice to get the memory down. I have run virus checks and reg cleaner but it still occurs.
 


Joe S

Excellent Member
#2
Post your computer specs and your security software etc.
Joe
 


#3
Post your computer specs and your security software etc.
Joe
I have Sony VAIO with windows 7 home premium, 4 gig RAM, 64 bit with the i5 2.30 Ghz processor. As I am typing this my memory is at 2.99. My security software is Norton 360.
 


#4
Go back in to Task Manager and click on the "Details" tab or "Processes" tab and it should show exactly what program is using a high amount of RAM.

After you mentioning your security software, I would venture to say that Norton is what's using your memory, just assuming of course, not knowing your full installation of programs.

I would download and install Microsoft Security Essentials, then, remove Norton completely.
Just my opinion.

Keep us posted

Don
 


jokerj

New Member
#5
Yes, like "Adamsappleone" suggest, just remove the Norton, it is the chief culprit, btw, have you ever set the virtual memory?
 


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