Laptop taking too much RAM in Windows 7 how to fix
Most of the Windows 7 Users does experience the 100% CPU usage in their PC and Laptop.It’s really frustrating that your computer freeze by itself with no reason. In most cases It’s because of background services called “svhost.exe” which running on your PC that consumes lot of RAM.
So, how can we reduce the RAM consumed by this services.Fortunately, high CPU usage is usually easy to fix.
Solution #1 :Close the programs that uses too much RAM.
Press “Ctrl-Shift-Esc” to open the Task Manager. Click the “Processes” tab to view running processes. Click the “Memory” tab to organize by memory usage. You can close processes that use too much memory or simply make note of them to keep an eye on those programs.
Solution #2 : Disable the programs which runs at background during startup.
Disable programs from running in the background at startup. Press “Windows-R,” type “msconfig” and click the Enter. In the “Startup” tab, uncheck any processes that do not need to run at startup. Click “Apply” and “Ok.” At the prompt, you can restart immediately or delay restart until the next time you reboot your computer.
Solution #3 :It Could Be an Antivirus software
Do you notice that your computer becomes slow at seemingly random times, and those times often correlate with high disk activity? Your problem could be your antivirus.
An anti-virus program, when actively searching your disk for a threat, can consume a surprising amount of processor load. This usually isn’t enough to slow a modern desktop or high-end laptop, but older or slower systems may noticeably slow under the strain.
Fixing this is easy. Virtually all anti-virus apps come with a scheduling function that lets you adjust when it automatically scans. Change the schedule to a time when you’re not using the laptop, and you’ll no longer be bothered.
Solution #4 :It Could Be virus
On the other hand, malware can cause high CPU usage. A system that’s infected may run processes in the background and it may attempt to spread itself by sending malware to others via your email, your network, or other sources. All of this requires processing power, which can translate to poor performance.
So scan your computer and check if any of your file or programs contains virus.
Solution #5 :Run Disk Cleanup.
Cleaning up your hard disk can clear unnecessary files in Windows 7 system, and empty the Recycle Bin, so it can reduce your system lagging. Here’s what you need to do:
1) Click the Start button at the bottom left corner, and click All Programs.
2) Go to Assessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.
3) It’ll start calculating the dump files. This takes a while depending on your system.
4) Check the box next to the files to delete, and click OK.
5) Click Delete Files to confirm.
Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the steps, then restart your computer.
Solution #6 : Update svhost.exe Setting in Task Manager
press CTRL+ALT+DEL.The Task manager will open.
Select Processes from the tab. Now scroll down and see if the svhost.exe are running.
Now select the svhost.exe which uses high consumption of CPU.In my case, svhost.exe
Now right click on the process with large CPU usage, click Go to Service(s)
Now the Windows Services executed by the svhost.exe processes will be shown.
Here, we are going to stop the “Windows Update” services. Other services are needed by the pc hardware plugins.so forget about other services.
click “Services”, Services window will open. Now select “Windows update” services.
Right click and select All Tasks and select Stop.Windows will stop the “Windows Update” services.Now right click on Windows Updates again and select PropertiesProperties Window will open.
Change Start-up type from Automatic (Delayed start) → Disabled
Click Apply and OK.
Solution #7 : Add More RAM
If Windows 7 is too slow, it’s usually because your computer doesn’t have enough RAM, and the best way to speed it up is to add more RAM to your computer.
If you’re confident with your computer skills, you can buy RAM for Windows 7 and add it to your computer.