Having memory issues on
Windows 7 Ultimate, upgraded from Vista Home Premium, SP 2
HP, Model a6600f
Processor Intel Pentium Dual CPU E220 @ 2.2Ghz
4.0 GM RAM
Just recently started to use hotmail and skydrive, then just started using IE-9 for most windows, then memory would go to 100% soon thereafter. I watched it closely and with nothing much running, I opened two IE windows and several tabs, and it zoomed up to 100% CPU all from iexlporer.exe.
I switched to IE for most windows for several reasons:
- it seemed cleaner than Chrome or FF
- Chrome keeps crashing ("Shockwave has crashed") (but I fixed it with these instructions
- FF also had issues, like "Shockwave has crashed", but a little different, I forget what, something that says "not responsive" or such
Before my upgrade to Windows 7, I battled the PC on memory issues, and all is settled down now, I get BSOD once a week or less, that's manageable. But the memory situation is still dogging me, and I can't see to find the right browser to work with my PC.
I had plenty of research and trial and error recently, here
I have an underlying memory issue that I've never been able to resolve, although the PC generally runs great and it's workable. When fixing my PC from the above EE posts, I did replace one of two memory sticks, that also seemed to work ok.
I did memtest-86, but as I recall it would say I have a memory problem but I never took any action from that, but here's one result
. Now HP Diagnostic tests mostly look good, just a memory warning.
Here's my upgrade to Windows 7 post
, not too much takeaway from this, I was able to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate, so didn't have to wipe the machine.
I'm also considering upgrading to Windows 8, but should probably get this memory situation fixed before doing that.
Suggestions ? My issue still remains a memory issue, as best as I can determine.