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My pc rapidly got slow and says half of ram in use all time

I have a hp with a 3.2ghz processor and 1.5gigs of ram. It has been getting slower in the last two or three weeks. It is saying that half of the ram is in use when nothing is running. I have one stick of 500mb and one 1.0gb so I know its not a bad stick of ram. I have avast anti virus, tune up utilities and a malware program.
I have also been geting a pop up when I shut it down it says MCCWSAWindow not responding.
If any one has better program ideas paid or free no matter.
I hope some one can help me with the ram issue it has to be why it's slowing down or at least a big part of it.
Thanks.

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    Thank you for all your input I have tried some of your ideas and my pc is already moving quicker.

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Also try malwarebytes. download it, update it, reboot into safe mode and run it. you should also get startup control panel, it provide a better way to see what runs when Windows begins and allows you to deselect programs so they do not run.

and for a way to run through about an hour, if you have a second computer start the task manager on the slow machine and using the second one lookup the processes that are running.

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You must have too many startup processes going at once.

get ashampoo win optimizer 4 its free and you can limit your running processes. It explains what each one does so you won't make a mistake. it also has a lt of other useful stuff that comes in handy.

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Try downloading adware and do a full scan its free ware

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The speed of the ram in your computer is not the same, you should the same speed each other for example if you use 1gig of ram you should have an another 1 gig. Not all the mother boards can manage at different speed of RAMS. About on the other software, that's good, that's no problem on the computer.

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Fiteed new quad core CPU and 4gb of Ram, when started up getting no signal detected on the monitor. Can anyone help?


Let's back up a second.

A) What HP model is it? (P/N. Product Number. Back of desktop computer tower)
B) What model number of Intel quad core is it?
C) What are the manufacturer ID number/letters on the ram memory module/s?

I need to know what Northbridge chip is used on the motherboard, to know if it will support the particular Intel quad core you're trying to use.
This I can hopefully obtain from HP Support, by looking at the specifications for the motherboard.

(This technology does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 processors)

The Northbridge chip is part of the motherboard chipset.
So aptly named, because on a desktop computer motherboard it sits to the 'North', for one.
(Under the Processor)

[ Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

AGP and PCI-Express are high-speed graphics technology.
A graphics card plugged into a PCI slot, and Integrated Graphics, is Not high-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of the computer.

Motherboard Diagram;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

List of Intel Chipsets, and more specifically the one's that can handle Intel quad core processors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

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There HAS to be a ram memory module ('Stick') in Slot 1. (DIMM 1)
EACH ram memory slot has a Maximum Amount.

For example if there are 4 ram slots, and the Maximum Total Amount of ram memory is 4GB, each ram slot may have a maximum of 1GB.
It may, or may not be that you can use Slot 1 and Slot 2, and use two 2GB sticks.

Third:
Always go slow when upgrading.
Install the Processor first, boot the computer up, see how it works.

THEN shut the computer down, unplug from power, observe Anti-Static Precautions, and install 2GB of ram memory.

Works?
Install the other 2GB.
BIOS has to recognize the changes.

Fourth:
Are you sure your Power Supply is adequate to support the quad core, and the added ram memory?

Post back in a Comment.

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