Intermittent high memory usage

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  1. McDonald1687

    McDonald1687 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Post your computer specs and your security software etc.
    Joe
     
  3. McDonald1687

    McDonald1687 New Member

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    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. Adamsappleone

    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    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
     
  5. jokerj

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    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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