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Re: Win32:Alureon-FE[RTK], Win32:Malware-gen, Win32:Spyware-gen
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2010, 09:18:06 PM »
That is probably it David as the RAM is reported as 502MB and an internal graphics card would drag it down probably to 450 or less

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Re: Win32:Alureon-FE[RTK], Win32:Malware-gen, Win32:Spyware-gen
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2010, 09:25:42 AM »
Hi DavidR and Essexboy,

This spikes in memory will even happen when I open just two IE windows (eg: one site on Facebook and other site on Avast Forum). This has never happened before till the recent two weeks, thus, I am clueless as to what has changed in my laptop that caused this situation to occur.

If it is due to the Graphics card, how do I reduce it? I am not an ardent gamer so graphics are not that crucial to me.

Of course, I may consider adding another 512MB of RAM, but I am hoping to clear this issue without further expenses. 

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Re: Win32:Alureon-FE[RTK], Win32:Malware-gen, Win32:Spyware-gen
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2010, 03:43:36 PM »
I'm not a gamer and have never had to adjust RAM sharing (probably a BIOS setting), so I don't know, but you could check out this google search, http://www.google.com/search?q=video+graphics+RAM+sharing

See http://www.pcuser.com.au/pcuser/hs2.nsf/lookup+1/924C055C8AE39C7ECA2572560079BAA2, whilst this is an old article it is basically sound.

Well for an ardent gamer I would have thought that you would have been all over a RAM upgrade. However, as an ardent gamer I would have thought that there would be no way you would want to reduce the amount of RAM allocated to the integrated graphics chip as that would reduce graphics performance.

For a working system, 512MB isn't very much, even on XP 512 I would consider a minimum 256 fir the OS itself and the remainder less whatever your motherboards integrated graphics chip is allocated for other programs. This will cause windows to be continually swapping stuff out of memory (RAM) into the swapfile/pagefile (virtual memory, part of your hard disk) and this will also cause a lot of hard disk activity. 
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Re: Win32:Alureon-FE[RTK], Win32:Malware-gen, Win32:Spyware-gen
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2010, 03:20:56 PM »
Thanks for the info, DavidR!

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Re: Win32:Alureon-FE[RTK], Win32:Malware-gen, Win32:Spyware-gen
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2010, 03:23:25 PM »
You're welcome.
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