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Posted: 2/19/2006 7:46:54 AM EDT
Well, I have a Dell Dimension 5150, and something is a memory hog. I am using about 70% of the memory, and nothing is actually running except firefox, and yes I know about the 'memory leak' thing.

I have checked it with all apps closed, and it is still using about 70% of available memory.

What gives? My Mac is only using 31%. and with 6 apps open and running, it only goes up to 42% usage.

WTH is windows using so much memory?

And it worse on my laptop.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:57:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:05:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2006 8:05:44 AM EDT by Hydguy]
OS=XP Pro SP2 all updated with requiset security upgrades.....
Mem= 512

Processor is a P4 3 GHz
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:13:29 AM EDT
And since I'm here anyway, my laptop has an annoying little 'feature' in the start menu that I would like to get rid of:
On the r/h side of the start menu, it has a 'buy toshiba' icon that I would LOVE to get rid of. Any ideas on how to trash it?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:34:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hydguy:
And since I'm here anyway, my laptop has an annoying little 'feature' in the start menu that I would like to get rid of:
On the r/h side of the start menu, it has a 'buy toshiba' icon that I would LOVE to get rid of. Any ideas on how to trash it?



download TweakUI

www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

and go to the "Taskbar and Start Menu" option.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:28:17 PM EDT
need more info.

1. can you take a snap shot of task manager and show us.
512 is a resonable about of ram.


2. what antivirus do you have installed, what programs are running in the bottom right hand corner near the time?



3. are you low on harddrive space
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:46:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
need more info.

1. can you take a snap shot of task manager and show us.
512 is a resonable about of ram.


2. what antivirus do you have installed, what programs are running in the bottom right hand corner near the time?



3. are you low on harddrive space



How do you take a screen shot, and where is the task manager?

I'm a Mac guy, but need to use windows for school...
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:04:52 PM EDT
hit prtscn once you have taskmanager open. then open windows paint and click edit and then paste. then save it as a JPG file, not a blasted bmp file. upload it here or email it to me if you like. cruze9@yahoo.com

give me a short email before you send it, so i know its you. and so i don't delete the attachment
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:16:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 10:16:25 AM EDT by Unicorn]
For task manager, right click on the bottom toolbar in Windows. Select Task manager. Click on the processes tab. It will show a list of what is running, how much processor time they are using, and how much memory.
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