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Old 07-09-2014, 04:21 PM   #1
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My PC is an i7 950k with two GTX 670 GPU's and currently 8 GB of RAM. I had a problem with one of the sticks which wouldn't work at all, but I also had to rearrange my other two before I was getting 8G instead of 4. (maybe there is something wrong with the slots)

Anyway, I am currently running literally no programs on Task Manager and it is still showing that I am using up to 7.84 GB of memory. Let me repeat, there are no games or other programs running, not even web browsers. Naturally when I do run a game or more memory-intensive program, it lags like crazy. What is the best solution to this issue? Is it Spyware? Should I reinstall Windows or get another 8GB of RAM? Alternatively it could be something with the motherboard... but I have no idea how to diagnose that. The GPU and CPU are running fine, other than some instances where a game will only use one core of the processor, when it should be using at least 4 of the 8 available ones. If you are familiar with these symptoms please respond.

I should also mention that the motherboard is a Sabertooth from around 2011 and the CPU usage is between 5-10% when this problem occurs.

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So, in task manager, what process does it attribute to this high memory usage?
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Brand & Model Number of the Mobo?
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