My RAM goes from 40% to 94% in 2 minutes

By robinsontc ·
I need help with this one, my machine:

Win7 64bit SP1
eMachine EL1352-01e
AMD Athlon II X2 215 Processor, 4.0 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Was working fine then at the end of a session I noticed functions slowing down to a crawl. I looked at the win7 gadget it said 97% ram being used it's normally about 40%.

Rebooted - initially it was ok then after several minutes ram usage went very high again.

Anyone on the forum know how to fix this and restore proper function?

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.


This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Collapse -

Depends on the software in use at the time,

many web browsers, especially Chrome and chromium based browsers, are notorius for excess RAM utilization. Other software applications can be RAM "hogs" as well, such as productivity applications, desktop publishing, even some antimalware/security applications. You can check using Task Manager to display which applications are using the most memory.

Related Discussions

Related Forums