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Disk/Memory Usage

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Hey everyone Im looking for some help with my disk and memory usage, my computer seems to be always using my disk and memory to 100%!! and im looking for a way to fix this.


CPL R. MARTIN | 15M1774

AAV Crewman
1st Platoon, Bravo Company

 

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Please provide more information about your complete setup and operating system. . .motherboard, CPU, RAM, HDD, etc. Does this always occur and never stop or only starts under specific conditions? I will assume you have Win 7 - Win 10, so are you experiencing some sort of issue with Windows Update? The more information you can provide the easier it will be to try to solve. . .


LCPL M. LENTZ | 15M2864
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2nd Platoon, Delta Company

 

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AMD FX 6300

8gb RAM

64 bit

1tb HDD

i believe a 970 GPU

It happens a bit.. when im playing games and when im not! i have windows 8 i honestly thought it was a memory issue because i do stream and use alot of programs at once so wanted a second opinion.


CPL R. MARTIN | 15M1774

AAV Crewman
1st Platoon, Bravo Company

 

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Also Im willing to let someone look threw my pc via Teamviewer if needed to see what they find.


CPL R. MARTIN | 15M1774

AAV Crewman
1st Platoon, Bravo Company

 

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Go to Resources Monitor and see what's consuming so much. 


SGT H. "Shotgun" TRED | 15M909

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3rd Platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company

 

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Disable superfetch


GYSGT D. CARIDDO | 15M1540
Platoon Sergeant, 2nd Platoon | S-3 ITB Instructor | S-4 Map Team Specialist
India Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines

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Edited by HM2 (FMF) R. Martin

CPL R. MARTIN | 15M1774

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1st Platoon, Bravo Company

 

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TLDR: Monitor your system with TM and RM, get rid of unused or useless program running in the background and get more memory.

 

I'm not too familiar with Win 8 but I am sure that you have both Task Manager and Resource Monitor available. As Sgt Tred suggested above, open up RM but also TM at the same time. On TM, the two tabs you want to pay attention to are Performance and Processes. Start with a fresh re-boot of your system then open both once you are at the desktop. . .usually you can get to TM by simply hitting CTRL-ALT-DEL and selecting the choice, then there is a RM button to open that when you click on the Performance tab.

 

Give your machine a minute to finish installing the initial iteration of programs from reboot and then pay attention to the activity of the CPU. If it is pegged out or has excessive activity, click on the Processes tab then the Memory button. . .this will display all the processes running on your system based on memory usage highest to lowest use, or click again for lowest to highest. Since you did a fresh re-boot, both of these "should" be minimal for your system but note anything with high numbers. For example, the process explorer.exe is the basic desktop and typically will run about 16,500k, Firefox is running at about 400,000k on my system at the moment. Other things like Avast! and nVidia stuff are there taking up resources as well.

 

The point is, these are all the programs and processes running on your system when you first start up, before you even start anything else. Once you start going into your normal activities, these processes increase and consume system resources, i.e. CPU usage, memory, disk space, etc. Even more important, Microsoft has NEVER returned these resources back to the system in anything resembling efficiency once you close a program. As a result, if you are opening and closing several programs your system starts losing these resources to the ether that would otherwise be available. The only thing to combat that is a fresh re-boot.

 

The next thing to consider is all the things that are running and do you really need them. Some programs are optionally set to start when Windows starts but you may only use this program occasionally so do you really want it taking up resources if you aren't using it? Typical culprits of this are Anti-Virus and other programs that "monitor" your system or install then await your use like 3D graphics, bluetooth, etc. Obviously, some of them you need but there may be some you don't based you what other programs you have installed.Anyway, it's entirely possible that your system is perfectly fine and you just need additional memory since you stream. The obvious solution to that is more memory and typically 16GB is the minimum you should consider but like everything else, the more the merrier.

 

Lastly, Windows Update was having some serious issues with people causing problems like you described. Investigate if this may be applicable for your system because it still is causing issues for people with every monthly update Microsoft comes up with. . .


LCPL M. LENTZ | 15M2864
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2nd Platoon, Delta Company

 

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Captain Steever gave me some help and advice and didnt get to run the program he gave me last night but im gonna do it tonight.


CPL R. MARTIN | 15M1774

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1st Platoon, Bravo Company

 

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In the meantime, check Windows Update to see if you are experiencing an issue with that from several months back. . .checking for updates was causing many systems to go into a seemingly never-ending loop that pegged CPU and memory usage. If you click on check for updates and it returns after a couple minutes that you are up to date or need to update you should be okay as far as that goes, but if it continues on and on then you may have found your culprit. . .


LCPL M. LENTZ | 15M2864
Tank Crewman
2nd Platoon, Delta Company

 

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