over the last couple months, ive had a weird issue with memory usage. it used to only crop up sometimes..now its pretty often. basically, all my processes will randomly take up a shit ton of memory and my comp will slow donw significantly. heres a pic of my task amnager when this happens some of these process need like 150K to run..wtf is going on? ive run various virus and antispyware scans, checked the drive for errors...ive even formatted and the issue still exists! im running a pirated version of the OS and i dont have all the fixes installed..lol. but im more inclined to beleive this is a hardware issue. here are my specs: Asus P4V8X-MX Celeron D 2.93 ghz Maxtor IDE 20 GB and 300 GB ATI X1600 Pro 1GB (2x512) azenram PC-3200 any ideas guys?