89 processes running and 60% of ram being used

By higgeo
Apr 25, 2011
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  1. Hello

    My computer is for some reason running 89 processes and using up lots of memory. I have no idea why.

    Operating system: Windows 7 Pro
    RAM: 6GB
    HDD: 1TB
    CPU: Core i7 2.66GHz
    GPU: Gainward GTX275

    I have atached a highjack this log if it may help :)

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  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    89 Processes is not a huge number but has this suddenly increased ? have a good look through them and see if you can spot ones that you do not recognise and see which ones are using a lot of memory.

    Has there been a sudden decline in the performance of the PC?
  3. higgeo

    higgeo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    yes there has been a recent drop in perfomance
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    First question; Are you using 64 bit version of pro? If not you're wasting ram and you found your reason for 60% ram usage.
  5. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    If you answer my post No2 in full then we can move on. You need to check what I suggested, tell me what you find and answer both questions.

    You could have Malware, but to help diagnose what is causing your problem you need to respond to what I have asked. Remember, I can't see your PC:).

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