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Physical Memory Usage zooms to 99%

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by achjrh, Mar 5, 2013.

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    I'm considering throwing my laptop out the second floor window, but before I do maybe someone can help me!
    My computer has been acting up for sometime or maybe I should say slowing down. I've read through a number of similar threads and tried a few of the suggestions - running Malware, defraging the disc, without any improvement. In short, the entire systems bogs down even when I've only got a couple of applications running; yesterday it was Word and Excel. This doesn't happen everytime I use it but often enough to indicate there is a problem. Of course there are tons of things running in the background that I don't know how or if it is safe to shut down.

    Finally things stopped altogether and after a few minutes I was able to start task manager - I was at 99% capacity of physical memory usage but very little CPU usage. I closed everything and googled the problem, tried a couple of things (above) and had to quit for the day without finding any problems. I've noticed that Word seems to be having problems but haven't had success fixing it.

    I sometimes have to run the virtual machine which also seems to all of a sudden to have problems, but maybe that is an application thing, AutoCad 14 has decided to run differently than before.

    I know enough about the computer to be dangerous....so I could really use some assistance in speeding the thing up! Following is the system info as suggested:

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 4086 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 243349 MB, Free - 123162 MB; D: Total - 13549 MB, Free - 2252 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 95 MB;
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3659
    Antivirus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2, Updated and Enabled

    I thank you in advance!
     
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