something killing my ram

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reenigrl18

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hello is there any program that i could download or buy to see which program is eating at my ram? i am always getting booted

because when i press alt ctrl and delete and then click on the performance tab it says CPU usage %100

that would most likely be the cause of my crashing?
can anyone help plz


i have amd athlon 2600+ 256mb ram
 
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In the task manager, which process is using 100% cpu usage?

you have very little ram and if you have more than 16 running processes at your startup, usally it will really slow you down.
 

reenigrl18

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ok well in performance it doesnt say which is using %100 but i figured it is a few proram,

under processes rtvscan.exe is using 16,676
iexplore is using 52,064
msnmsgr is using 29,440

the rest are much lower


is that normal?

btw i have nothin in start up except 1 or 2
 

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reenigrl18 said:
ok well in performance it doesnt say which is using %100 but i figured it is a few proram,

under processes rtvscan.exe is using 16,676
iexplore is using 52,064
msnmsgr is using 29,440

the rest are much lower


is that normal?

btw i have nothin in start up except 1 or 2
See if the info here helps.

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

BTW! Welcome to TSG! :D
 

WhitPhil

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The fact that you CPU is at 100% has nothing to do with ram.

When you have the Processes tab open, double click on the word CPU, the header at the top of the column, beside Image Name, User Name and Mem Usage.

Double clicking will sort that column in descending sequence leaving the high consumers at the top.

List back what those top few names are.

BTW you aren't running any software that is looking for alien contact, cancer cures, etc. If so, they are the ones consuming the CPU and is perfectly normal.
 
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