Explorer.exe using 950 mb of RAM

By EvilHomer ยท 5 replies
Jan 12, 2010
  1. Hi,
    Lately I've been having trouble with my system speed, especially for the first while after startup. It appears that part of the problem is explorer.exe, which is at the moment using 950,668 K of memory. I am very confused because this is not supposed to be a RAM-hungry process, and it's using almost half my memory. I've done virus scans with both Sophos and Avira, and have ThreatFire installed. My system specs are:
    Make: Dell
    Model: Vostro 400
    OS: Windows xp professional sp3 32-bit
    processor: Intel core 2 quad
    graphics card: Nvidia GT 8800
    RAM: 3.0 GB
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Are you using any visual enhancements? that can increase the amount of physical ram explorer.exe process may use.
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    One more thing; please make a new user account and login from this new account and check what amount of physical ram the explorer.exe process then uses.
  4. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143


    It migh be some internal settings that are wrong......
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Well, as i said probably it is something to do with profile and indexation issues; if so by simply creating a new user account and logging in from that may resolve the issue.
  6. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Try that Archean told you to do. If it is the same then try to stop all program running as example Anti-virus etc.... Also make a screenshot of you Task Manager and post it if the problem persist.
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