Choppy and slow performance

Craig2102

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I've had trouble for the last month with my PC. Noticeably with the use of RAM. It seems to be using too much. Chrome uses up to and beyond 250 MB with as little as 5 tabs open and trying to play the sims 3 is an absolute nightmare and I'm not sure what to do.

I've run programmes to check for viruses and malware but currently nothing has come up. Any ideas?

Here's the specs:

AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 processor 2.70 ghz
3.00GB Ram (2.75 usable)
64 bit operating system
Nvidia GeForce 9200 graphics card
500GB hard drive

Any help is appreciated
 

Craig2102

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I should have also added that videos are very choppy as well. Youtube streamed videos cannot be watched at 1080p at all without this happening, anything between 360 and 720 struggles to play full screen, and videos on my hard drive also stutter when in full screen.