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Tweaks after adding RAM?


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kykitty24

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My Dell Dimension 4600 had gotten extremely slow and since it only had the original 256mb of RAM, I added an additional 2 GB. While it's now operating much faster, I see that my CPU usage often runs at 100%. Are there any settings I need to adjust due to the memory upgrade?

Thanks!

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Hi kykitty24! Welcome to G2G!

Can you go to the processes tab in the Task Manager, and then click on the heading 'CPU', and then list all the items that show up using a lot of CPU usage.

***You can leave out 'system idle process' as that isn't CPU being used, but rather CPU that is available to the system that isn't being used.
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There are 2 iexplore.exe that fluctuate with high numbers. I tried capturing a screen shot, but I'm not sure that what I am attaching will be of much help.

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Definitely sounds malware-related, and so you should head on over to that forum.

Go to the following link, and go through the steps listed there to post a topic in that forum, so that one of the malware experts can help figure out what is going on and get you all cleaned up!

http://www.geekstogo...cleaning-guide/
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Thank you!
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