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Old 10-09-2007, 08:32 PM
2007_Lexus 2007_Lexus is offline
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Here's the deal... when I leave my PC on for a few days at a time with Vista, it shows my memory up to 60% used with nothing open. If I restart my PC it goes down to 35% used and it just keeps going up each hour it is running.

When I open my task manager stuff like my sidebar, virus scan, etc are increasing. Is it normal, the longer you leave a program open such as norton antivirus, the more resources it will consume?
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:16 AM
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I'm not to sure why it is doing that... it actually has me a little confused.
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:35 PM
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It sounds like a memory leak in one of your programs. It happens when the program is poorly written.
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:13 PM
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It is a memory leak... find out which program is doing it then delete it. You can also limit the programs that startup in you pc also to reduce memory.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:14 PM
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Thanks for the replies everyone... I'll take your suggestions and hopefully get all of this fixed. I'll let you know the outcome!
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:15 AM
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It could just be windows vista causing all of this drama LOL... it sucks I know.
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:25 PM
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Firefox is known for memory leaks... try this:


12) Speed up Firefox. If you have a broadband connection (and most of us do), you can use pipelining to speed up your page loads. This allows Firefox to load multiple things on a page at once, instead of one at a time (by default, it’s optimized for dialup connections). Here’s how:

* Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Type “network.http” in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
* Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
* Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
* Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to a number like 30. This will allow it to make 30 requests at once.
* Also, right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0″. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

13) Limit RAM usage. If Firefox takes up too much memory on your computer, you can limit the amount of RAM it is allowed to us. Again, go to about:config, filter “browser.cache” and select “browser.cache.disk.capacity”. It’s set to 50000, but you can lower it, depending on how much memory you have. Try 15000 if you have between 512MB and 1GB ram.
14) Reduce RAM usage further for when Firefox is minimized. This setting will move Firefox to your hard drive when you minimize it, taking up much less memory. And there is no noticeable difference in speed when you restore Firefox, so it’s definitely worth a go. Again, go to about:config, right-click anywhere and select New-> Boolean. Name it “config.trim_on_minimize” and set it to TRUE. You have to restart Firefox for these settings to take effect.
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