processes grow in size after a while...why?

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radium02

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Hello there!

I am having a bit of a problem with my computer, here goes:

First, my specs:
WIN XP PRO (came installed) SP2
3.2 GHZ
INTEL Pentium 4 with HT
1.75 GB RAM (1GB + 512 MB + 256MB)
600 GB Hard drive (SATA)

Problem:

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
 

radium02

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Could it possible be bad RAM? I have checked the hardware though using diagnostics utility like MemTest and the Windows utility, and they did not report an error.
 

radium02

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Yes actually. But I monitor what runs in my background all the time. And they hardly take up any memory. AT least 25 of them are under 1,345 K.
 

radium02

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I'm not entireley sure what a memory leak is, but after doing some research, I do seem to have very similar symptoms of an occurance. However, a "memory leak" occurs with bad code in a script. But my issue is with MANY processes.

Any suggestions?
 
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