• Is it normal for a PC to use 3 GB of RAM with no apps open?

    Best answer: I go to 2.7 GB used on startup before I open anything so it is not to abnormal in Windows 10. Along with the other suggestion to check processes, go to the Startup Tab in the Task Manager which indicates which programs are automatically starting. Multiple apps install some processes which automatically run at... show more
    Best answer: I go to 2.7 GB used on startup before I open anything so it is not to abnormal in Windows 10.
    Along with the other suggestion to check processes, go to the Startup Tab in the Task Manager
    which indicates which programs are automatically starting.
    Multiple apps install some processes which automatically run at startup without you doing anything.

    You should review the processes in the Startup tab and you can right click on ones you
    don't think are needed and disable them and check and see if it improves your memorry usage.
    Also, you check if disabling process causes problems with the related application.

    However with 16GB ram, using 3 GB RAM at startup should not slow anything down.
    You should be in good shape.
    7 answers · Other - Hardware · 3 days ago
  • Is 32 gigs of RAM overkill?

    Long story short, I was able to upgrade my XPS 8930 from 16 gigs of ram to 32 for nothing (exact same type or ram the pc came with, I just added two extra 8 gigs sticks in the two slots that were empty. Seeing I didn't pay for it (crazy gamer friend upgraded his 8930 to 64 gigs so he had a couple sticks left... show more
    Long story short, I was able to upgrade my XPS 8930 from 16 gigs of ram to 32 for nothing (exact same type or ram the pc came with, I just added two extra 8 gigs sticks in the two slots that were empty. Seeing I didn't pay for it (crazy gamer friend upgraded his 8930 to 64 gigs so he had a couple sticks left over.) I thought what the heck. Anyway, the most intensive programs I run are Lightroom, Photoshop, and Portrait Professional (I'm a photographer, not a gamer) So, even with programs becoming more and more resource hungry, it to mention Windows 10 as a resource glutton, how likely is it that 32 gigs will not eventually be enough?
    11 answers · Desktops · 2 days ago
  • I have a question about a Dell Computer?

    My dad got a Dell Optiplex 780 from a friend, and on the tag it says it is supposed to be Windows 7 Operated, but for some reason it has Windows XP on it, and it refuses to work with the Windows XP. He cant factory reset it to get it to work and has been trying to get Windows 7 back on it but no luck since we... show more
    My dad got a Dell Optiplex 780 from a friend, and on the tag it says it is supposed to be Windows 7 Operated, but for some reason it has Windows XP on it, and it refuses to work with the Windows XP. He cant factory reset it to get it to work and has been trying to get Windows 7 back on it but no luck since we don't have a disk or a USB that has a bootable version of it on it. So what can he do to fix this Dell Computer?
    9 answers · Desktops · 3 days ago
  • Can a hard drive be read if one of the pins of the built-in SATA power section is broken off?

    I asked a similar question earlier, but I wanted to refine it.
    I asked a similar question earlier, but I wanted to refine it.
    11 answers · Desktops · 4 days ago
  • Did I kill my cpu?

    Placed a new 8th gen cpu into a 7th gen motherboard and the computer would turn off immediately after I would try to turn it on. Ultimately figured out I goofed and did what I said above. Anyways, I am wondering if that would have hurt or damaged my new cpu as I have a new motherboard otw I plan to identify it for?
    Placed a new 8th gen cpu into a 7th gen motherboard and the computer would turn off immediately after I would try to turn it on. Ultimately figured out I goofed and did what I said above. Anyways, I am wondering if that would have hurt or damaged my new cpu as I have a new motherboard otw I plan to identify it for?
    10 answers · Desktops · 4 days ago
  • Do laptops are meant to eventually stop working no matter how much you take care of it eventually it will stop working?

    Best answer: You are asking 2 separate questions. Laptop batteries don't have an unlimited life. After a certain number of charge/discharge cycles they start to deteriorate and eventually must be replaced. This isn't deliberate - simply a feature of the electrochemical processes that make up the battery. All laptops... show more
    Best answer: You are asking 2 separate questions. Laptop batteries don't have an unlimited life. After a certain number of charge/discharge cycles they start to deteriorate and eventually must be replaced. This isn't deliberate - simply a feature of the electrochemical processes that make up the battery.
    All laptops will fail eventually - a few within the warranty period but after that most last several years until they get to 5-6years old when parts start to fail. Some laptops do have design flaws HP Pavilions of 2008-9 era that were fitted with an Nvidia GS8600 chip failed regularly, Apple Macbook pros with failing graphics chips, failing keyboards etc.
    HTH
    7 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 3 days ago
  • Is my Hp DVD-RAM GH60L ATA drive even capable of burning CDs?

    I wanna make my own CD audio soundtracks on my own computer but it seems like my disk drive isnt even capable of burning. Is this model of disk drive even capable of that?
    I wanna make my own CD audio soundtracks on my own computer but it seems like my disk drive isnt even capable of burning. Is this model of disk drive even capable of that?
    4 answers · Desktops · 21 hours ago
  • What is the best way to get my laptop examined, and fixed?

    TL;DR "What is the best way to get my laptop examined, and fixed?" For the last few months, my laptop has been struggling to maintain a connection to any WiFi network. All the other devices in my house seem to connect just fine. On top of that its begun running slower. I WAS acting worse before my... show more
    TL;DR "What is the best way to get my laptop examined, and fixed?" For the last few months, my laptop has been struggling to maintain a connection to any WiFi network. All the other devices in my house seem to connect just fine. On top of that its begun running slower. I WAS acting worse before my brother switched out a stick of RAM he suspected to be the cause of some of the issues. We have no idea why I'm having such a hard time connecting to WiFi with this laptop though. I've done a hard reset, I've uninstalled, then reinstalled my network adapters, updated my network adapters, I've done troubleshoot countless times, turned off the power management for the network adapter, tried the connection in different rooms, changed the WiFi connection to private (apparently windows has a tendancy to disconnect from "public" networks), I've run "disk cleanup", I've run "defragment and optimize drives", I've run "Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool", I've run "Webroot SecureAnywhere", all with admin permissions too. I've even opened up the laptop to check out the network card to see if there was anything obviously wrong with it. I'm fresh out of ideas and think it's well past time I had a professional take a look at it. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    5 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 2 days ago
  • Local Disk (G)
Low Disk Space?

    Local Disk (G) Low Disk Space?

    Its been a couple of day that im getting this alert. how can i fix it?
    Its been a couple of day that im getting this alert. how can i fix it?
    5 answers · Other - Hardware · 1 day ago
  • What is a certified apple?

    5 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 2 days ago
  • Can I run Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on my laptop? I'm using Dell Inspiron 3467. Specs are below.?

    Processor - 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U (3MB Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) OS - Windows 10 System Type - 64-bit RAM - 4GB 2400MHz, DDR4. Expandable up to 16GB Chipset - Integrated with processor Graphics Card - AMD Radeon™ R5 M430 Graphics with 2GB DDR3
    Processor - 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U (3MB Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) OS - Windows 10 System Type - 64-bit RAM - 4GB 2400MHz, DDR4. Expandable up to 16GB Chipset - Integrated with processor Graphics Card - AMD Radeon™ R5 M430 Graphics with 2GB DDR3
    7 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 3 days ago
  • I cracked my computer screen what should I do?

    Best answer: Many models of the iMac have an outer glass sheet that can be replaced for not much money. Use a suction cup or two at corners to release the glass and frame from the magnetic retainer inside. Buy a new outer glass from on line sources. Or go to the Apple store to see what they suggest. If the image panel,... show more
    Best answer: Many models of the iMac have an outer glass sheet that can be replaced for not much money. Use a suction cup or two at corners to release the glass and frame from the magnetic retainer inside. Buy a new outer glass from on line sources. Or go to the Apple store to see what they suggest. If the image panel, called an LCD screen is broken, that will be a higher cost.
    7 answers · Desktops · 4 days ago