• 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.
    6 answers · Other - Hardware · 11 hours 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.
    9 answers · Desktops · 1 day 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 · 15 hours 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?
    7 answers · Desktops · 1 day ago
  • I cracked my computer screen what should I do?

    Today I was cleaning my room and had moved all my things off my desk and shelves, because I was rearranging them, and I had put my 1,000 dollar apple IMac on the floor and I was carrying other things and I couldn’t see and I knocked it over and now there are cracks on it. I don’t know what to do my dads going to... show more
    Today I was cleaning my room and had moved all my things off my desk and shelves, because I was rearranging them, and I had put my 1,000 dollar apple IMac on the floor and I was carrying other things and I couldn’t see and I knocked it over and now there are cracks on it. I don’t know what to do my dads going to kill me. I was grounded for two weeks for knocking over a mirror and was called stupid and things like that by my dad(it was quite stupid). I just don’t know what to do please help
    7 answers · Desktops · 1 day ago
  • Computer zoomed in?

    So my cat sat on my laptop and ****** it up. Everything is zoomed, not just my browser. My mouse takes up most of screen. Help please?
    So my cat sat on my laptop and ****** it up. Everything is zoomed, not just my browser. My mouse takes up most of screen. Help please?
    5 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 13 hours ago
  • Cant print?

    5 answers · Printers · 21 hours ago
  • Keyboard not working?

    5 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 1 day 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?
    4 answers · Desktops · 4 hours ago
  • Can someone please tell me how to fix this black bar on my monitor?
  • Why do i keep getting FPS drops?

    21 answers · Desktops · 1 week ago
  • Am I able to use my old one for the HDMI and vga outputs, if so then how?

    I got a new graphics card and it doesn't have a vga output while my old one does.
    I got a new graphics card and it doesn't have a vga output while my old one does.
    6 answers · Add-ons · 2 days ago
  • What Power Supply do i need?

    My pc specs-intel core 2 quad q6600 2.40ghz processor. 8gb ram ddr4(4gb+4gb) 2 sata hard drives(1tb and 80gb) Gigabyte ga g41 mt s2pt rev 2.1 motherboard Amd radeon rx550 4gb graphics card 1 optical drive 21inch led monitor.
    My pc specs-intel core 2 quad q6600 2.40ghz processor. 8gb ram ddr4(4gb+4gb) 2 sata hard drives(1tb and 80gb) Gigabyte ga g41 mt s2pt rev 2.1 motherboard Amd radeon rx550 4gb graphics card 1 optical drive 21inch led monitor.
    10 answers · Desktops · 5 days ago
  • Higher end PC still running simple games slow?

    so here is my build Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, 3500 Mhz GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 950 motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming DDR3 2133 ATX AMD 8GB ram I can run games like fallout 4 just fine (apart from the standard bathesda lag. But smaller games like frostpunk constantly skip, drop frames and cut... show more
    so here is my build Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, 3500 Mhz GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 950 motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming DDR3 2133 ATX AMD 8GB ram I can run games like fallout 4 just fine (apart from the standard bathesda lag. But smaller games like frostpunk constantly skip, drop frames and cut audio. my pc will also randomly freeze at times where i have to hold the power button down as the only way to restart it. What do i need to upgrade or fix about my PC?
    6 answers · Desktops · 3 days ago
  • How do I fix computer constantly rebooting?

    Two days ago i decided to restart my computer so it could install an update. In the middle of it shutting down it froze, so i manually restarted it. Nothing came up. Now everytime i start my computer, it turns on for a minute, shuts down, and reboots. It will do this constantly unless i unplug it or shut off the... show more
    Two days ago i decided to restart my computer so it could install an update. In the middle of it shutting down it froze, so i manually restarted it. Nothing came up. Now everytime i start my computer, it turns on for a minute, shuts down, and reboots. It will do this constantly unless i unplug it or shut off the switch on the back. The problem is, when it reboots nothing shows up on the screen. Any ideas?
    5 answers · Desktops · 3 days ago