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Solved: ram usage over 50% when idle!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by KenpoDon, Apr 24, 2008.

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  1. KenpoDon

    KenpoDon Thread Starter

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    Didn't find an answer in forums so will post. All applications closed and system is idle but ram is always over 50%. What's up with that? I'm between beginner and intermediate.
    When I go to task manager there are tons of stuff listed that I have no clue what they are, most have 00 so I guess they aren't doing anything.

    Acer Aspire 7720
    Windows Ultimate
    2GB RAM
    250GB HD
    Intel Core 2 Duo, T5250, 1.5 GHz, 667 MHz
    Temp. is 112 - 115

    Thanks, Don
     
  2. OneLuv

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    Hi,

    Im no expert, but both my desktop and laptop are dual core, but i have a gang of processes running and my ram stay high. Have you tried installing process explorer? It's a bit easer to read then task manager.
     
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  4. KenpoDon

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    Thanks for the tips, now if I can figure out what things mean in "process explorer". Don
     
  5. OneLuv

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    In process explorer they should be listed by your programs exe (executable) files. Example: your windows will show as explorer.exe. if you cannot see the file names ending with .exe, then move your mouse pointer close to the left margin of that screen until it turns into double lines, and slide it to the right.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    What was the reason?
     
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