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Hi sports fans,

I'm trying to resolve an issue on a computer that's having an issue with memory. It seems there is something causing a major jump in the use of ram during basic activities (i.e. browsing, email). What's very strange about this problem is that it gets worse when the machine goes idle. In fact, this is usually the point where the cpu gives little to no response. If I can bring up the task manager, it takes a very long time to respond (minutes and minutes).

I've installed FreeRam XP Pro and have been able to clear the cache when things have gotten tied up during use, but once it "freezes", there's not much I can accomplish except for a hard shut down. Here's a log from FreeRam:

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FreeRAM XP Pro Report File
Generated 10:36:00 AM 8/30/2007
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Was AutoFree used?: Yes


Actual amount of RAM allocated: 146 MB


Was automatically freeing?: No


Global process memory compression: Enabled


Free RAM before freeing: 80 MB (25%)


Free RAM now after freeing: 146 MB (45%)


RAM gained since starting: 65 MB (81%)


Time when started: 10:35:01 AM 8/30/2007


Time when ended: 10:35:12 AM 8/30/2007


Elapsed time for entire operation: 10 seconds


Current free virtual memory: 409 MB (85%)


Current free total memory: 556 MB (69%)

At one point today, I was able to regain 149% of the ram. While this piece of software works well enough, it certainly isn't a long term solution. Any ideas on what might be causing the problem and how I might resolve it?
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