processes grow in size after a while...why?
I am having a bit of a problem with my computer, here goes:
First, my specs:
WIN XP PRO (came installed) SP2
INTEL Pentium 4 with HT
1.75 GB RAM (1GB + 512 MB + 256MB)
600 GB Hard drive (SATA)
I leave my computer on all the time (I hardly turn it off unless I go on vacation or something.) After a couple of days of use, I notice that a lot of the processes in task manager which used up 3 - 4 MB (or a low amount) of memory now use up a lot more (like 30 - 40 MB). When I restart the computer, they go back to where they originally were (3 - 4 MB). The processes are for my UPS, tv tuner, volume utility, AIM (everything which stays idle, nothing major).
The memory usage for these processes basically "grows" after a couple of days, and I feel it is just using up unnecessary RAM.
What can this be?!
No traces of spyware or viruses on this computer, you can be sure of that. I use SpySweeper (which I run every other night) and I know my ways around the internet to keep that kind of junk off the computer.
If anyone could shed some light on this issue that I am having, I would truly appreciate it. If you need any more information, please ask, and I will provide it as soon as possible.
Thanks!! have a good one