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My Comp has a high physical memory use

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Hi there

As you can see on this picture my comp has a fairly high physical memory use, when just idling. (See picture)

So therefore I would like to kill some of those processes, that are causing the high memory usage (see other picture)... But I am not exactly sure which to kill, and how you hinder them from initiating at start up, so can you help me with that?

Also another thing I have noted, is that when I play fullscreen HD video (1.72 mbps), when on battery. The player starts to lag every now and then. I think this has something to with the fact that my computer is in some kind of energy saving mode, so is that so? And what to do?

I have a:

HP ProBook 4330s
With an Intel Core i3-2310 @ 2.10 GHz processor
4.00 GB RAM
Intel® HD Graphics Family "acting" as Graphic Card
300 GB of harddisk

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98 processes is pretty high. I run Win 7 Pro X64 and have 59 processed.

Your memory usage is not bad though. I have 4GB of ram of which 3GB is available (1 GB used for hardware stuff, nothing I can do about that). With only a single browser window open, about 1.5Gb of ram is being used. That matches fairly well with the utilization you show.

You can use msconfig to disable processes and see if that helps. The following is my generic msconfig use post but the basics apply to what you want to do. The only thing you need to be careful of is to not disable anything you need. That means you will have to research anyting you don't recognize.

How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

Advanced startup options - XP
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit(s).

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit(s).

Enable everything else you disabled.

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98 processes is high but that does look to be a notebook and they tend to have more processes running. Nevertheless, even with 98, it is still only showing 2% CPU utilization. For the record, I also run Win7 Pro 64-bit and I have 75 processes on this desktop.

One problem area though is I see you have both Comodo Internet Security and Avast! running at the same time. You only need one, or the other. Since Comodo has a firewall, I would suggest dumping Avast! Or perhaps better yet, dumping both and go with Windows Firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).
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