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Physical Memory fills up to 100% for no apparent reason

  1. #1


    Richard.Sales@gmail.com Guest

    Physical Memory fills up to 100% for no apparent reason

    I am running Vista 64-bit with 4GB of RAM. For no apparent reason, my
    computer fills up my entire 4GB of physical memory cache to 100%.
    Whenever I boot up my computer, it starts at about 30%...then steadily
    starts increasing up to 100%. It ends up running so slowly that it
    will stop responding. Does anyone know how I can solve this problem,
    or at least what might be happening?

    My machine:
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Core, 2.66GHz
    Memory: 4GB DDR2, 667MHz FSB
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX, 768MB
    Hard Drives: two 500GB Seagate SATA, 7000 RPM


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Physical Memory fills up to 100% for no apparent reason

    that's just vista preparing things for maybe you next time they are needed.
    it adds things to memory according to your usage.
    this SHOULD not slow down the computer.
    might take a look at what is going on with task manager when the system gets slow.

    personally I have disabled prefetch and superfetch. computer is happier.



    mikeyhsd@comcast.net



    <Richard.Sales@gmail.com> wrote in message news:1176558062.453642.105450@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
    I am running Vista 64-bit with 4GB of RAM. For no apparent reason, my
    computer fills up my entire 4GB of physical memory cache to 100%.
    Whenever I boot up my computer, it starts at about 30%...then steadily
    starts increasing up to 100%. It ends up running so slowly that it
    will stop responding. Does anyone know how I can solve this problem,
    or at least what might be happening?

    My machine:
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Core, 2.66GHz
    Memory: 4GB DDR2, 667MHz FSB
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX, 768MB
    Hard Drives: two 500GB Seagate SATA, 7000 RPM


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Physical Memory fills up to 100% for no apparent reason

    One of the programs you have on your computer likely has a memory leak. Use
    Task Monitor to find out which process is chewing up the RAM.

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    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
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    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

    <Richard.Sales@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1176558062.453642.105450@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
    >I am running Vista 64-bit with 4GB of RAM. For no apparent reason, my
    > computer fills up my entire 4GB of physical memory cache to 100%.
    > Whenever I boot up my computer, it starts at about 30%...then steadily
    > starts increasing up to 100%. It ends up running so slowly that it
    > will stop responding. Does anyone know how I can solve this problem,
    > or at least what might be happening?
    >
    > My machine:
    > Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Core, 2.66GHz
    > Memory: 4GB DDR2, 667MHz FSB
    > Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX, 768MB
    > Hard Drives: two 500GB Seagate SATA, 7000 RPM
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Physical Memory fills up to 100% for no apparent reason

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