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The title pretty much speaks for itself. I thought it was discord initially but upon closing the process it seems that malwarebytes is the culprit. I've tried going into the task manager and setting the priority to low but it said access denied? I'm not sure how that works because I'm the only user on this computer.. but uh, I have a screenshot of how much memory malwarebytes is using and to me it seems excessive? Am I wrong?image.png.33b8ca40f3efcb78b5a802779f2f677b.png

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Oh I forgot to mention that it always looks like this. In that screenshot there is no scan running in the background. I do not have the window open at all. Support itself has been a little less than helpful so any help I can get would be appreciated.

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25 minutes ago, ghostiehime said:

Oh I forgot to mention that it always looks like this. In that screenshot there is no scan running in the background. I do not have the window open at all. Support itself has been a little less than helpful so any help I can get would be appreciated.

That amount for Malwarebytes Service looks normal.

See mine

 

 

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29 minutes ago, ghostiehime said:

I checked the specs online and apparently it's only 4GB.

In my personal opinion the minimum ram nowadays is 8 gig. But in the overall picture, Ram is not everything that contributes to a computers performance.

You also have to consider processor and hard drive speed as well.

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Well, the processor is an Intel i3 10th Gen, the hard drive speed says No Rotation? I'm sorry I'm not really tech savvy so I'm not sure what these mean. I got the computer to use discord and run really basic games if I decide to play them and malwarebytes is what I used on my last computer.. So I transferred it to this one. 

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1 minute ago, ghostiehime said:

Yes!! 256GB SSD storage

You have a decent "entry level" laptop. Grab some more memory and it will run great. As for running games, typical laptops are limited due to the video graphics built on the motherboard.

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21 minutes ago, Porthos said:

You have a decent "entry level" laptop. Grab some more memory and it will run great. As for running games, typical laptops are limited due to the video graphics built on the motherboard.

Is there a way to add more memory without like.. breaking the bank? Also I'd just take it to a repair place to get it put in, right? or can I add it myself?

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1 minute ago, ghostiehime said:

Is there a way to add more memory without like.. breaking the bank? Also I'd just take it to a repair place to get it put in, right? or can I add it myself?

What exact model is this?

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The Intel i3 CPU is not that great.  It's better than a Celeron or Pentium but not as good as an i5 or i7, etc.

The Intel i5 has probably the best performance price ratio.

There are two types of storage.  Primary and Secondary.

Primary storage is Fast RAM.

Secondary Storage is slower Solid State Drives or Spindle Drives (15K RPM, 7,200 RPM and 5,200 RPM are the slowest)

You need to raise the RAM ceiling so the %Memory used, shown in Task Manager, is reduced.

How you can upgrade the RAM is dependent upon the Make and Model.  You may have two memory module slots where one is populated with a 4GB module and the other slot is empty making the upgrade as easy as dropping in another 4GB or 8GB module.

For the HP 15-dy1025nr it has two slots so you can add 4GB (Total 8GB), 8GB (Total 12GB) or 16GB (Total 20GB) for a system set with a physical maximum of 32GB.

RAM at Newegg
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4GB ~$36USD

8GB ~$62USD

16GB ~$101USD

 

EDIT:

I just noticed all the RAM chosen at Newegg are "shipped from China" .  I would then suggest using them as examples and NOT choose any online marketplace site that "ships from China".

 

 

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Easy to do by yourself, just be careful with everything and it should be no problem at all!

My wife also has an old laptop with an i3 and only 4GB of ram, but it is to old to upgrade memory. Sony Vaio... I just put an SSD in this old beast and she is happy with this. She even does not want a new one, she wanna keep this Laptop anyway. It's enough for what i do she say.

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Just now, SPDIF said:

Easy to do by yourself, just be careful with everything and it should be no problem at all!

My wife also has an old laptop with an i3 and only 4GB of ram, but it is to old to upgrade memory. Sony Vaio... I just put an SSD in this old beast and she is happy with this. She even does not want a new one, she wanna keep this Laptop anyway. It's enough for what i do she say.

See my laptop is new though lol. I just honest to God didn't pay attention to the ram when I bought it. But, knowing I can add more makes me feel better~

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2 minutes ago, ghostiehime said:

I just honest to God didn't pay attention to the ram when I bought it.

Most users don't, all they look at is price. As my forum signature states I do this for a living and see it all the time. I am so happy you at least got one with a SSD and an "I" series processor. Yes an I5 would have been better but it is what it is as they say.

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1 minute ago, Porthos said:

Most users don't, all they look at is price. As my forum signature states I do this for a living and see it all the time. I am so happy you at least got one with a SSD and an "I" series processor. Yes an I5 would have been better but it is what it is as they say.

I really appreciate this so much <3 For now the computer is running okay so once money is a little less tight, I'll invest in some more ram. 

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