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Physical Memory fills up to 100% for no apparent reason

  • Thread starter Richard.Sales@gmail.com
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Richard.Sales@gmail.com

#1
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
 
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mikeyhsd

#2
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
 
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Richard Urban

#3
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.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
>