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Regular massive memory spike 5 minutes after boot up.

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    Regular massive memory spike 5 minutes after boot up.


    My laptop [HP G6 2293sa] is about a month old and had Windows 8 preinstalled. Since set up, the system has had a massive spike in memory about 5 mins after start up. It lasts for just over a minute. I've no idea which process is causing it. It doesn't matter whether 'fast boot' is on or off ... every time I start up it happens 5 mins later. And lasts just over a minute. I've taken a screenshot of same. I removed preinstalled Norton [using their uninstall tool] just after set up and following a disaster with Avast [using a massive amount of memory] I'm now running Windows Defender as my AV. I've turned Windows Auto update off ... though on or off, it didn't make any difference tbh.

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    Any thoughts?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Memory usage - only 16%, why is that a problem ???
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Regular massive memory spike 5 minutes after boot up.
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