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Memory Usage 1474
« on: November 14, 2012, 07:04:50 AM »
Is it possible that the new version is causing my computer to use more memory when idle? It's up to 50% which is about two times more than last I checked which was a few weeks ago. I've installed no other programs that run when my pc is idle.

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Re: Memory Usage 1474
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 11:46:29 AM »
Did you schedule an on demand scanning?
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Re: Memory Usage 1474
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 06:12:20 PM »
No scan scheduled. I've been looking at things and I don't think Avast! is causing the memory usage.

Thanks for responding.

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Re: Memory Usage 1474
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 10:30:02 PM »
I don't think Avast! is causing the memory usage.

Is it possible that the new version is causing my computer to use more memory when idle?

???

Anyway, if you keep your monitor on and check with Process Explorer you can check the CPU usage and/or disk read/writes.
On Windows 8, the task manager will do the same job.
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Re: Memory Usage 1474
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 04:33:34 AM »
Thanks. I downloaded RamMap but it's pretty much beyond me.

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Re: Memory Usage 1474
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 04:48:41 AM »
You could try using resmon to investigate this, it's most likely already present on your PC. Without re-inventing the wheel and writing up a how to myself a quick Google search brought up a decent explanation of what resmon is, what it does, and what each tab means.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/investigate-memory-usage-with-windows-7-resource-monitor/3176

You can also customize your windows system configuration utility through your msconfig... again instead of re-inventing the wheel I Googled something you could reference. From there you can google more information yourself.

http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/index.html

Hope that helps,

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Re: Memory Usage 1474
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 09:06:37 AM »
Thanks.

Got vista not 7 and I know my way around msconfig but those are good links--easy to understand. I did a little looking around for RamMap so I've got somewhat of a handle on how the RAM is being used (active vs standby) and by what.

Thanks again for the responses.