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I have no idea about computers, but I know my laptop shouldn't be using 92% of it's memory when all I have open is google chrome and itunes, I have run anti-virus software so there is no virus causing the problem. I would greatly appreciate some help on how to fix this problem as I am struggling to find any information anywhere.

google chrome - 256MB symantec service - 90MB service host local system - 60MB windows explorer - 32MB

etc.

nothing seems to be using a significantly large amount of memory

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There is no (direct) correlation between the age of a computer, and the memory contention. What amount of RAM does the PC have? – ppeterka Oct 1 '13 at 20:45
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Chrome is a memory hog and the more tabs you have open, the more RAM your laptop will use. – Yass Oct 1 '13 at 20:46
    
@yassarikhan786 While that is true, I have 2gigs (very low amount these days), and I can get along with some dozens of them open, plus Eclipse instances, and whatnot... – ppeterka Oct 1 '13 at 20:47
    
Depends on the content on the sites as well I think. I have 10 tabs open, each consuming 90+ MB. – Yass Oct 1 '13 at 20:48
    
Look in Task Manager and see what's using up all your RAM. It's not that hard. – allquixotic Oct 1 '13 at 20:57

On the start screen, search for 'services' and click on 'View local services'. Scroll down and see if you can find 'IntelliMemory'. Right click it, and press stop, the right click again and press properties. In the Startup type drop-down box, choose 'disabled'. Then restart your laptop.

If that works then you can uninstall it. The worst bloatware I've ever seen.

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Try setting Paging File limit, instead of allowing system to do so automatically. I think that was what was eating up my memory.

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Can you expand your answer to explain how to do that? Thanks. – fixer1234 Dec 16 '15 at 1:35

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