hi, i was wondering if anyone can explain me why my physical usage memory is so high, when im not running any programs, its at full of processes going on that are taking up all the memory...is there anyway i can maybe stop some of em from running so i ca free up some memory usage?
1) Start, type msconfig in the search box and hit enter. Click the startup tab. Uncheck everything that you don't need starting when you boot into windows. Reboot.
i had already unchecked all unnecessary processes in Msconfig before post. made my system boot jump from like what seemed to be 8 min to split seconds. still out of 2 gig available, my system is still using a gig.
2) After rebooting again, check your memory usage. If you see any process that looks like its taking more than it should, google it and see what application it belongs to.
i will go back n check on what processes are still running and googlem to see if they are necessary or not.
3) You can always post a HiJack This log in the malware forum and ask one of the security guys to check for problems.
How much physical memory is installed, and how are you determining its usage?
If you open the Task Manager (right click on task bar at bottom of desktop and select it from the context menu) and look at the Performance tab -- the indicator to note is the graphical bar which indicates current total physical mem use and the "Physical Memory" usage at the bottom -- pay NO attention to "free" memory -- that is an almost meaningless indicator.
If you select the "Resource Monitor" and then "Memory" you will see how this is allocated, process by process. Pay attention to the "commit (kb)" for each process -- this will tell you how much physical memory is being reserved for that process over all. Working Set is how much of that is actually being used at the moment.
Download and install HijackThis. Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply
thanx for the reply. when i open task manager it says 740mb memory being used, n total physical memory 1917mb..thanx for the bit on the resource monitor but i already had looked at that. i just dont know what exactly it all means.
i took a log here is what the program came up with
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:18:59 AM, on 12/18/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
when i open task manager it says 740mb memory being used, n total physical memory 1917mb..thanx for the bit on the resource monitor but i already had looked at that. i just dont know what exactly it all means.
This means, basically that you are using less than half your installed memory at the time you read that. And that means you do NOT have a memory resource issue.
If it were to approach 3/4 th your installed memory or even exceed it -- then I would be concerned.
For what it's worth, I do not know what these starting processes represent in your Scanlog, do you?
ohh ok so that is good...yeah i notice them to once i read up a little more on what the log means its actually not that hard to understand...they turned out to be spyware or malware of the sort...i deleted them...but now my darn IE 7 keeps on crashing im gonna try to reinstall it from scratch...
thanx. but i had already upgraded to the 8 beta version. i know that i accidently deleted something that i shouldnt have from the log on hijack. one of those top files. i wanted to get ride of the imesh n crawlertool bar from the log b/c i deleted imesh more than a year ago n crawel over a few months ago. now that i have downloaded the new version though it appears that the shortcut on from teh start menu wont work with it got some kinda add on problem. went to the site still searching around to fix it.
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