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Probable Memory Leak. System always runs out of memory

Q: Probable Memory Leak. System always runs out of memory

Hello all. New member here. I have had an issue with my PC since I "upgraded" to windows 8.1 earlier this year that is driving me batty. Unfortunately, I upgraded the hardware (motherboard, CPU, and RAM) at the same time, so I can't rule out a hardware issue completely. The issue stuck around despite a total hard disk wipe and reinstall from scratch.

I'm a relative noob as far as this sort of troubleshooting, and I'm really not sure how to proceed. My normal modus operandi has been to simply wipe and start over if I ran into serious enough issues, but that did not work this time. Months of google searches have not really yielded any progress, so I thought it could not hurt to ask here.

So the problem. Basically, the longer the system runs, the more memory it uses. Eventually it freezes up, and itf you let it alone long enough after this starts, it will finally reboot itself. Doing anything intensive hastens the process of memory drain, basically the harder it works, the faster it happens. If I am using the PC hard, it only takes a couple hours to burn through all 1 GB. If I am away for days with nothing but background processes running, it takes a few days, but it eventually crashes and reboots.

The only thing that might be slightly out of the ordinary for most users is the fact that I use the PC as my TV and DVR through Windows Media Center and the use of a Silicondust HD Homerun Prime cablecard tuner. Other than that, it's pretty basic stuff on my PC. I don't do any gaming these days, and usually the hardest workout the machine gets is downloading large files like movies. I will try to attach a few snapshots of task manager etc, as I gather you folks can make more sense of them than I can. If you need anything else, please do not hesitate to ask. I am sick of rebooting my PC all the time to avoid crashes. Any and all help would be sincerely appreciated.

Alan

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A: Probable Memory Leak. System always runs out of memory

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information.
This shows important information not found anywhere else.

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Hi,
 
I am helping my parents troubleshoot their computers.  My feeling is that they are both infected with the same virus/trojan but I can find it or figure out what is going on.  
 
The each have identical laptops and both are experience identical problems.  Both are running Avast! and both systems are not turning up any discovered viruses or trojans during scans.  I am on the verge of completely refronting both of their laptops and am really hoping I can avoid having to do that.  I suspected that maybe they were both infected with "poweliks" but the below FRST shows (at least I think so) that neither are infected with that trojan.  I am now thinking its a memory leak on some recent driver/app update - but either trojan or memory leak, I am not finding it.
 
Symptoms:
After a clean reboot, within 24 to 48 hours both systems begin to get very sluggish, both audio and video starts to skip and lag, both mice bounce around like crazy when trying to move the pointer.  After about 72 hours the laptops simply freeze to the point that they have to pull the batteries to get them to shut off.  
 
I had my Dad run FRST on his computer, below are the results:
 
FRST Scan results: FRST.txt
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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 09-05-2015
Ran by Preston (administrator) on PRESTON-HP on 13-05-2015 10:01:44
Running from C:\Users\Preston\Favorites\D... Read more

A:Memory leak or trojan causing extreme system slowness and high memory usage.

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start

CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
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ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt2] -> {FB314EDA-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt3] -> {FB314EDB-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt4] -> {FB314EDC-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
CHR HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
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I have been using Win 7 Professional, Backup and Restore sucessfully for almost a year where I have been backing up my computer (250Gbyte Sys Image and 150Gbyte User Folder) to a network dual RAID 2TB each hardrives.

A few months ago, these backups failed to complete sucessfully, causing the computer to lock up. At first, I thought it was becuase I left the computer running for too many days but it seemed to lock up every Sun morning which is when I discovered that it coincided with my scheduled backup time.

What happens is during backup, the RAM memory slowly increases until it gets into the mid 90%, the computer locks up and displays an error message, not enough memory.

I have reduced my backup size from 150Gbyte to 50GByte and I still get the same result
I have completely started over with a new backup setup, selecting the network drive etc. No luck there.
There is over 700GByte of free space on these backup drives.

My Computer is a DELL XPS400 with Win 7 Professional, that has regular OS auto updates.

I also have a DELL Vostro with Win 7 home premium and it continues to backup successfully to this network drive?

Please help as I have tried chkdsk /r and Clean Disk etc

A:Memory Leak. Backup to Network Drive runs out of RAM.

I found the problem and it also explained other issues I had on the computer where I could not even backup my iphone.
McAfee AntiVirus Software
All my issues dissapeared once I removed this software. The computer now operates much much faster, no memory leak. RAM always around 40%.

thks to those forum users who pointed me in this direction.

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Hello, I'm running a 64 bit Windows 10 laptop. On idle, the System process is showing a high memory usage of more than 150 MB, usually more than 200 MB. Using poolmon the pooltag SpDN showed up with a memory leak. It leads to the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver, iaStorV.sys. How should I go about fixing the problem?

A:High memory usage / Memory leak caused by Intel driver

Hi,

Since this is a Intel driver I doubt the WDK can fix it.
You may try to see if there's a more current version of Intel's RST available for download and see if that fixes the leakage issue.

Cheers,

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Hello, I'm running a 64 bit Windows 10 laptop. On idle, the System process is showing a high memory usage of more than 150 MB, usually more than 200 MB. Using poolmon the pooltag SpDN showed up with a memory leak. It leads to the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver, iaStorV.sys. How should I go about fixing the problem?

A:High memory usage / Memory leak caused by Intel driver

Hi,

Since this is a Intel driver I doubt the WDK can fix it.
You may try to see if there's a more current version of Intel's RST available for download and see if that fixes the leakage issue.

Cheers,

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To start, I have Windows 7, on Sony Vaio laptop.

I have been working on the issues with the malware removal team, but now machine looks clean, I am still having issues.

When starting the computer and going to the task manager, I can watch explorer.exe start at about 18K memory usage and then grow constantly until it is running with almost all of the computer's physical memory after about seven min. I cannot get the context menu to show up after a few min by right clicking on anything.

I had been experiencing "freezing" while playing Eden Eternal (an online role playing game) before that, which made me consider malware and seek help here at BleepingComputer. The freezing has ended, last time I played on that machine at least, but now there seems to be some issue with the explorer.exe taking all of the memory. I haven't been using the machine since I don't trust that there's not something running in the background that shouldn't be.

In resource monitor there were "connections" that had "-" for both the name and the PID, but I don't know if that was the malware of if that's normal somehow?

Issue with explorer.exe seems to be limited to only one user account, and not the other one. That is to say that if I log on one of the other accounts explorer.exe behaves normally, as far as memory usage.

Previous topic linked here,
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic470469.html

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A:Windows 7 explorer.exe running at total memory after a few min. "memory leak?"

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .Louis

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So I've had this problem for a few months with my thinkpad x220, win7 home premium 64 bit. I used ccleaner, run memtest86 multiple times, chkdsk multiple times, sfc scan multiple times, none that helped. Sfc always detects errors but always cannot fix some of them. I have mse, avast, and malwarebytes and scanned them with absolutely no results. I've run rootkit scanners with no results.

Basically after a few hours the memory use rises up to ~95% out of my 8gb, with absolutely no intensive processes running. I'll attach rammap and processexplorer screenshots. I know this is not "normal" behavior because once my ram goes over 85% the system slows down to where I can't end tasks, open new programs, even things like deleting a file take minutes. Once it reaches 90 or 95, my screen starts flashing black(kind of like if you blink fast). I have to hard restart every time this happens. This is not normal, I've had "experts" on other forums tell me its win7 using the ram to its greatest. Its not, As soon as I restart and open my usual programs(browser, steam, openoffice, winamp, utorrent) my ram is at around 30 or 40 percent. If I leave the same programs open, and just leave it on for ~4 hours the ram gets to 90% and my screen starts flashing and I have to reboot.

If you look at the rammap and process explorer shots, the most ram intensive programs are chrome and firefox, but they only use ~500mb each. Everything else is only 50-100mb and do not add up to the 7... Read more

A:General Win7 memory leak and Unknown memory usage?

Hi mesohamster welcome to SevenForums

First I recommend uninstalling Avast then we could go from there . Using Revo Uninstaller

Click on the app inside RevoUnistaller and choose uninstall
Click on Yes to agree you want to uninstall
If you get the builtin Uninstaller for the app use that and once you're done click Finish
Back inside RevoUninstaller click on Next
Let RevoUninstaller scan for left over registry keys . Click on Select All and choose Delete .
Once done click on Next.
Let the left over files and folders be locates then Click on Select All then click Delete then Next and you should be done .

Restart PC

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we have windows 10 of a new hp pc prodesk 400 g3 mt business pc. we cannot identify the problem.. we used the hp drivers software and fully updated windows 10 and the latest drivers. Please recommend troubleshooting steps what is causing the problem.


Code:
C:\Windows\System32\drivers>findstr /l /m Thre *.sys
1394ohci.sys
acpi.sys
afd.sys
AGP440.sys
ahcache.sys
akshasp.sys
akshhl.sys
aksusb.sys
amdk8.sys
amdppm.sys
amdxata.sys
appid.sys
arcsas.sys
asyncmac.sys
ataport.sys
BasicDisplay.sys
BasicRender.sys
battc.sys
bowser.sys
bridge.sys
BtaMPM.sys
bxvbda.sys
cdfs.sys
cdrom.sys
CEA.sys
Classpnp.sys
clfs.sys
cng.sys
cnghwassist.sys
condrv.sys
csc.sys
dam.sys
dfsc.sys
dmvsc.sys
dxgkrnl.sys
dxgmms1.sys
dxgmms2.sys
EhStorClass.sys
EhStorTcgDrv.sys
evbda.sys
exfat.sys
fastfat.sys
fdc.sys
fileinfo.sys
flpydisk.sys
fltMgr.sys
fsdepends.sys
fvevol.sys
FWPKCLNT.SYS
GAGP30KX.sys
hdaudbus.sys
hidbatt.sys
hidclass.sys
http.sys
hvsocket.sys
i8042prt.sys
iaLPSSi_I2C.sys
iaStorA.sys
iaStorAV.sys
iaStorB.sys
iaStorS.sys
iaStorV.sys
ibbus.sys
igdkmd64.sys
IntcDAud.sys
intelppm.sys
ipfltdrv.sys
IPMIDrv.sys
irda.sys
irenum.sys
kbdhid.sys
kdnic.sys
ks.sys
ksecdd.sys
lltdio.sys
luafv.sys
mlx4_bus.sys
mmcss.sys
modem.sys
mountmgr.sys
mpsdrv.sys
mrxdav.sys
mrxsmb.sys
mrxsmb10.sys
mrxsmb20.sys
msfs.sys
msgpioclx.sys
msiscsi.sys
mslldp.sys
msrpc.sys
mup.sys
ndis.sys
NdisImPlatform.sys
ndisuio.sys
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My practice is to turn off the machine at bedtime and reboot it every morning, so that it gets a fresh start every day. I upgraded to Windows-7 from -XP about a month ago, applied all available updates and thought it the right move until recently. Now after the machine runs several hours, when I try to invoke another program, I get, usually with reference to the invoking filename from Windows Explorer,

"Insufficient System Resources exist to complete the requested service"

It does allow the Windows Task Manager to start, after several seconds of black screen, where I see three things of interest:
1. Display resolution shrinks to 640x480
2. Memory utilization is above 3.9 GB (out of 4)
3. The program, iexplore.exe, keeps thrashing in and out every few seconds.

Another item of interest that begins shortly after system boot is the cursor on the display. Instead of the normal arrowhead pointing up at an angle of about 110 degrees, I see the arrowhead plus an hour-glass just beside it. The hour-glass is blinking on and off at a rate of several times per second. This behavior is more or less continual. When the hour-glass goes away, the next invocation gets the insufficient resource message.

Gentlemen, this is clearly what, thirty years ago on UNIX, we used to call a "memory leak" -- in this case, as atrocious as any I ever saw. Rebooting the machine, starting only the Windows Task Manager and watching the memory utilization, I see it rising at an... Read more

A:Memory Leak: Insufficient System Resources

I've been using Windows 7 for several years and have never seen any evidence that the os has a memory leak. I have had some apps that had one, but not Windows itself.

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Okay, so basically, I've been having this problem for about a month now. My computer is set up with about 500 mbs DDR, PC3200 I think, and my pc has been shutting down for apparently no explicit reason. I was told to check the event viewer and look at the system logs for any error messages, and I've gotten plenty. Here is the last one I got.

Error code 000000d1, parameter1 0202219d, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000001, parameter4 f7ea446b.

The error messages leading up to these are usually the same thing:

An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.

I tried changing the page file to my second drive, then back, and vice versa. Nothing has worked.

I have no idea what any of this means, and I am at the end of my rope. I have tried using software to defrag the memory (as instructed through a friend), I have tried installing windows (TWICE in fact), and nothing to avail. I've even stopped using certain applications that could have been causing the problem, but nothing.

My system specs are an Athlon 2800 (2.1 processor...) and 500 mb of pc3200 ddr ram like I said. I am running a storage HD through a SCSI card, and the master is normal.

All of the sollutions I've been given are by friends in a chatroom, and they've not been able to help me so far unfortunately. Help me Obi-Wan, you're my only hope.
 

A:Memory leak causing system crashes.

Are you running Windows XP Professional?

If so Windows XP now includes a utility called Shutdown Event Tracker, which provides a simple and standard mechanism you can use to consistently document the reasons for shutting down or restarting your computer. You can then use this information to analyze the root causes of shutdowns and develop a more complete understanding of your system environment.

Which may help to get to the real root cause of the problem, for deatails see: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/plan/rlbwinxp.mspx
 

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Now i'm using windows 10 but I had this problem also when using windows 8.1pro.
The windows 81.pro I have the original dvd here and I tried few times to make clean install.
Also windows 10 I got it free online and the same problem.

For example now i'm using Edge I have two windows opened in one I have 10 tabs open and in the other I have like 20 tabs open. But the problem happen also with two windows and 6 tabs open in each one.

The problem is that once I start Edge or Chrome on windows 81.pro or windows 10 I see in Task Manager that the memory usage is about 60%. Then after some times without doing anything special the memory usage raise to 80-85% then ine many cases also to 96-97-98%.

Now and in most of the times I have in the background a game running in this case battlefield bad company 2 that take about 600-800MB of memory.
But it happen even if I close the game.

The only way to push the memory usage down is in the task manager to shut down the Edge/Chrome and all it's tabs.
Then to start the browser again.
I tested my pc with memtest I don't have any memory errors.
I don't have any blue screens. Can't figure out where is the problem.
My brother have like 10-15 years old pc then my one with 4GB ram and he can open like 20 tabs of chrome without a problem.

While the memory usage raise to 85-98% everything is running slow all the pc is slow almost freezing.

Before finding a fix I was wondering if there is a way to dig and find what cause the proble... Read more

A:Edge and Chrome memory leak ? Memory usage 80-97%

Originally Posted by Chocolade


My brother have like 10-15 years old pc then my one with 4GB ram and he can open like 20 tabs of chrome without a problem.



It also depends, what kind of and how many extensions you have.
Some of them might be causing it, try to temporarily disable all.
Finding a cause can be difficult, you can try CleanMem Free.

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Has anyone else noticed that chkdsk uses all available physical memory (if you let it run long enough)?

I find that if I run chkdsk and watch the memory usage in task manager it jumps by about 50MB every 2 seconds or so until it either finishes or hits around 3.2GB at which point my physical memory shows 99% used (I'm running 4GB), and the system of course slows to a crawl.

If you just run a quick chkdsk on your boot drive you may not notice it, but try running something longer like chkdsk /r on a flash drive or chkdsk /f on a bigger internal drive (but not your OS drive as this would require a reboot) and watch the memory usage climb. I have duplicated this on both systems I have running win7. My XP machine (checking the same USB flash drive) uses a much more normal amount of memory for chkdsk (20 - 30 MB).

Anyway, just looking for suggestions, as I have 5 old hard drives that I would like to check. Normally I would run all 5 at once, but with this system it's just not possible as they each use about 700MB of memory and once all the system RAM is used up the disk checking process slows down a lot.

A:chkdsk high memory usage / memory leak

chkdsk /r is implys /f if you only doing NTFS format then try /I or /D or /C

/I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
/C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder
structure.
/B NTFS only: Re-evaluates bad clusters on the volume
(implies /R)

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HI;

I am having a problem with my memory getting tied up / used up and not being able to access it again until I reboot.
Machine: Dell xps studio 8100
OS: Win 7,
Processor: i7 2.8
RAM: 16GB (max it will take)
Video: ATI Radeon 5700 (running 3 monitors)
Versions: As far as I know I am running current versions of everything, including video drivers, flash, chrome, etc. (I've tried running Chrome with both the build in version of flash and the system version -haven't seen a difference)
Browser: I nearly exclusively run Chrome / Canary with auto-updates so am at the latest builds.What seems to cause me to use up / run out of memory is after I play videos (YouTube, Netflix, etc.), the memory seems to get used, but is not returned to the system, even if the browser is closed and re-opened.

Right now for example things are working fine; I rebooted my system a couple hours ago (but have not played any videos). I have Adobe Lightroom running, Picasa, Chrome and Canary (currently 4 web browser windows open with 52 tabs open). Task Manager currently shows me using 8.20GB of ram, that seems pretty reasonable to me.

Normally my system will keep running properly (if a program is closed, memory is freed up) right up until I start to play any videos (YouTube, Netflix, etc.) then it will start using up more memory. (Of course I expect it to use more memory during playback) However, even if I restart the browser, the memory does not get freed back up. For example, jus... Read more

A:Troubleshooting Excessive Memory Use (Memory Leak?) after playing vid.

Have you looked in Chromes own task manager to see if you can find a tab using excessive ram?

Using the Task Manager in Chrome Browser

See if indeed closing the video tab actually deletes the listing from the task manager perhaps?

A Guy

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Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

When I starting the Windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal But after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, I can't access any drive in the HDD; because everytime I want to open any folder, the following error appears :

c:\ is not accessible.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

At this point, I even can't shutdown or restart Windows normally; I must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. after restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again ... (I had to restart Windows every 1 or 2 days)

here is the screenshots of processes and performance tabs in the Task Manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :









my system :
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OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Cpu : Intel P4 3.0GHz
Vga : nVidia 6600
MB : Gigabyte GA-8I915G Duo
PSU : Corsair 750W
RAM : 2GB DDR-400 Transcend
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb


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A:Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

Hi, in cases like this I like to look to the most obvious cause and one very often ignored. One of the major problems in Vista XP and 7 is a corrupt pagefile . Can return all sorts of problems and is simple to fix and perfectly safe. Is the paging file on the C drive? Or have you moved it somewhere else, if on the same drive as the OS then:-

Go to control panel, system and security system
Click on advanced tab
In the performance section click on settings
Again click on Advanced

Select the Virtual memory custom tab and set max and min to 00, 00 click on set then apply and ok out. Reboot computer.

Now go back to VM settings and select "system managed size" again press set and apply and ok out Reboot to take effect.

This has created a new pagefile and set the VM to the preferred settings.

Let us know how you get on.

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Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

When I starting the Windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal But after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, I can't access any drive in the HDD; because everytime I want to open any folder, the following error appears :

c:\ is not accessible.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

At this point, I even can't shutdown or restart Windows normally; I must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. after restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again ... (I had to restart Windows every 1 or 2 days)

here is the screenshots of processes and performance tabs in the Task Manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :



my system :
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OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Cpu : Intel P4 3.0GHz
Vga : nVidia 6600
MB : Gigabyte GA-8I915G Duo
PSU : Corsair 750W
RAM : 2GB DDR-400 Transcend
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb
I already did the following actions but unfortunately none of them helped me :

0- usi... Read more

A:Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

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Hi

It didn't usually do this, but probably after some windows update it started happening. 50+% of 8gb ram used when idle. Task manager and resource monitor doesn't show what is using the memory. When I add up all the services, it doesn't even add up to 50%. More like 15-20% of total ram.
Does anyone have a fix? I've looked and already tried disabling the ndu.sys via the regedit (changing value of start to 4). It didn't work.
If you don't have a fix, perhaps you can guide me in trying to identify the problem.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6017 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 217212 MB, Free - 19517 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG_NP1234567890
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Don't know why it says windows defender is disabled. It is not.
Also, the system info utility did not detect my AMD Radeon HD 7576m 1024mb

Windows was upgraded from 8 to 8.1 a few months and and didn't display said problem until recently. Windows is legit and registered etc
 

A:Solved: Windows 8.1 where is all my memory going? memory leak

Ok, I had hyper-v enabled. Although it wasn't running, it seems as though windows was still reserving some resources for it. Once I disabled it via "turn windows features on or off" and restarted my memory usage immediately returned to the way it was.
 

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I have no idea what may be causing a Handle leak or memory leak or what causes them.Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-01-2016Ran by eric (administrator) on ERIC (24-01-2016 19:53:18)Running from C:\Users\eric\DownloadsLoaded Profiles: eric (Available Profiles: eric)Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)Boot Mode: NormalTutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)(Webroot) C:\Program Files\Webroot\WRSA.exe(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\IntelCpHeciSvc.exe(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\TXE Components\TCS\HeciServer.exe(DoD PKE Engineering) C:\Program Files\DoD-PKE\InstallRoot\InstallRootService.exe(ABBYY) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReaderSprint\9.00\Licensing\NetworkLicenseServer.exe(SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION) C:\Program Files\EPSON\EpsonCustomerParticipation\EPCP.exe(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\AutoUpdate\SkypeC2CAutoUpdateSvc.ex... Read more

A:Handle Leak explorer.exe and memory leak firefox.exe

Greetings Egyoung1 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problem... Read more

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Just got on the computer now, and suddenly everything seems to be slow, I checked the memory and found out that some program is using 94% of the memory, when I was looking for the program I found out that no program is using that amount of memory, 200 at most.

I downloaded RAMmap to map out the memory, and found out that about 94% of the memory is Nonpaged Pool (unallocated?)
. Please see the image below:



As you can see the memory leak clearly.
This is a new PC with windows installed a few days ago.
Win8.1 64x (all up to date) intel i7 haswell, z87g45 Gaming, 8Gram, gtx650ti boost, 128G ssd.

A:RAM Leak Win8.1_64x (Memory Leak) + Picture.

Here is a second picture, after a computer restart, without firefox it gets to 15% although there is no application who is running on 15% (of 8G, is about 1,000MB of process, which in the picture you can see that it cant be). - maybe it's ok maybe not, in both cases there is a leak as you can see in the first post.

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This is happening on my computer at work when I log on. (There are 3 different users.) It's an Athlon XP 1700, 256 mg ram, ATI 64mg video card, running XP Pro. Only one user is logged on at a time.

When I first log on, memory is very low, Rambooster says only 15% memory available. So I run rambooster and it gets back about 65% available. But then even if the system just sits there w/o me working on it, with the blank screensaver running, it eventually gets extremely low on memory, to a "critical" level.

Here's my HJ log. I see AOL has managed to get something on the system, even though none of us use it. I assume it's ok to delete that? I think I can also get rid of the "ATI Hotkey". What else can I get rid of?

Thanks,
Harold

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:09:31 AM, on 9/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
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A:System Runs Out of Memory

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Today, my computer decided for some reason to start hogging all the memory.
The memory slowly goes up after around 3:30 minutes of being open.
CPU usage is at regular.

I have tried many things to fiqure out the problem.
Not even safe mode works.
Also it's very weird because i have 6gb of memory and its on max used.
Even disabling the internet doesn't change a thing.
Please help find the soulution.
There is nothing right now that will make it go down.
I have uploaded a picture showing how the memory goes up.

A:[Help]Memory Leak. All memory drained and used

Please open up Task Manager to the Processes tab
Click on the "Memory (Private Working Set)" column header (to sort that column).
What is the Image name of the top user of memory (and is it much greater than the other entries)?

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A device manager wasn't mentioned from the manufacturer. The manufacturer is PNY. Anyone know why it might cause the computer to run on virtual memory? There is a warning box that pulls up reading "out of memory at line:1521". I don't know what I need to do.
 

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Got a WinME box. I just added 512 MB RDRAM (Kingston), now have a total of 768 MB. GeForce4 Ti 440 video card.

If the computer has been running for a while, and I put in a DVD, the player tells me I can not run the DVD and I shoudl turn down teh resolution. I get a problem when I try to run the Madden 2003 game (tells me that there is not enough memory). If I reboot, everything works just fine.

I did not have this problem before I added the RAM, and I did not install anything new when I put in the RAM.

Any ideas about how to deal with this? Any good apps to find the memory leak?
Thanks,
Boxman
 

A:Memory Leak

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Hi guys im recently new on bleeping computer and i seen on other post guys doing miracle to help others have a working pc 
now im asking for your help (sorry guys my english isnt perfect im working hard on it)
My cpu is at 90 % of maximum frequency and thats when the pc is idle like i closed almost all running program but still
and im at 67 % used physical memory 
 
Now my question is , is this a memory leak problem ? and if so is there anything i can do to help my pc get better
 

A:Memory leak ??

When this happens, what processes are using lots of cpu?

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i have been playing Battlestar Galactica Online for several weeks now. i've noticed that after playing for a few hours, sometimes less, that i start to have lag issues. every few seconds i get frame freeze, it does not make the game unplayable, but it is annoying. after researching it, a few of the other players say its do to memory leak. from every thing i have read this does seem to be the problem. after jumping around the games grid and multiple clicks and keyboard commands, it seems to use up all available free memory and does not release it until you reboot. now thats the problem. i want to know if there is a way to free up this memory without rebooting the game. its inconvenient to stop playing so i can fix this problem. any suggestions?
 

A:memory leak?

you could try running programs like freemem pro in the background and every time you get the issue you could just ALT+TAB back to desktop and run it

You could also hold down CTRL+ALT+DEL together and terminate irrelevant programs running in the background prior to starting your game.

You may find that if it's just this game that the developers will release a patch at some point to cure it.
It's doubtful that it will be a hardware issue.
 

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I've noticed recently that sometimes my Windows 8.1 system, when left running for a while gradually gets more sluggish.  It's noticeable in all applications - Firefox takes several seconds to switch between tabs, for example.  Memory usage becomes very high (sometimes more than 90%) with no actual applications open, apart from the background programs and services.  The only thing that successfully gets the system back to normal is a reboot.  The computer has also crashed sometimes when it has been in this high memory usage state - generally it crashes during waking up from sleep.
 
How would I go about diagnosing what was causing this?
 
I used Process Explorer and took a couple of screenshots.  They weren't much help to me as it's not obvious where the memory is being used in the second screenshot, but perhaps someone might know what to look for?  Or perhaps someone knows of a better tool for analysing memory use?
 
Thanks for any help you can give.
 
Shot 1 - Computer recently started, 24.7% physical memory use, just Firefox open (and background apps)
 

 
Shot 2 - Computer been running for a day or so, 78.1% physical memory use, no applications open.
 

 
The computer is a recent build, it has 8Gb DDR3 memory.  Happy to provide any other info required.
 
Thanks

A:Possible memory leak somewhere?

You may find this Microsoft article useful.

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Hey all,

Over the course of the past few days my PC seems to be suffering from high memory usage. What's interesting is that I found this thread on this same forum in which the OP was having the exact same issue as me. The PC starts fine and remains fine while in use, but allowing it to sit for long periods of time with no activity will cause memory to be eaten and unable to be released. I checked for any aliases that the Win32/Ramnit virus may be hiding under but can't seem to find anything. I'm more than willing to post any screenshots of my Task Manager and whatnot but I'll have to get back to you on it as it takes a bit longer to for a substantial amount of my memory to be eaten due to the fact that I have 32GB. Feel free to ask for any screenshots in the meantime so I know what to grab.

Has anyone else other than Walter Odim experienced this problem?

A:Memory Leak?

You have 32 GB installed physical RAM?

Please provide a tasklist. Bring up an Admin CMD prompt & paste:

Code:
tasklist /v > 0 & net start >> 0 & echo. >>0 & start notepad 0
A Notepad will open. Save it and attach to next post.

Check out Resource Monitor (RESMON). Click on Memory tab; click on Working Set to sort in descending order. What items are using the most memory & how much?

Windows Resource Monitor (RESMON) - (Windows 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista) - Sysnative Forums

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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p.s. Thank you to MS Mod jenae for tasklist from cited thread in post #1

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Hi,

I was just downloading somes big files with jdownloader while watching a movie, but the system was slowy getting laggy, so I checked the memory usage and i was almost full (90% of physical memory in use) and perfmon could not show me anything.

Right now, about ten minutes later, the memory usage is still the same, I killed jdownloader, java and kmplayer , but it still the same. I cant find who is guilty. I post some screens.

My cfg :

Core2Duo E8400 3GHZ
4GB DDR2 PC6400
Win 7 x64 Ultimate
Notes : I use nod32 AV (not smart security). Superfetch is off.

A:Memory leak

Try uninstalling your antivirus for the time being. Usually when you are downloading something or working with large files, there realtime scanners are a pain.

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Hi, a friend of mine sent me here to figure out what I could.

I'm on a Sager NP5793 with Core 2 Duo 2.5ghz, 4gb RAM, a 512mb nVidia 9800M GTS, 320gb 7200rpm hard drive, and Vista Ultimate 64-Bit installed. It sits on a Notepal Infinite (small for a 17" widescreen, but the vents line up nicely) and I use a Logitech Cordless Mini Optical.

I got this laptop less than a week ago, and the first thing I did after installing XP SP3 32-Bit and Vista 64-Bit was install all the drivers from the bundled CD from Sager. The current installed programs are Avast, Ccleaner, Firefox 3 (Plus Flash 10 and Java VM plugins), Foxit Reader, Diskeeper 2009, Itunes, Gtalk, Pidgin, Logitech SetPoint, Protector Suite QL(fingerprint reader), Speedfan, Nero 9, WinRAR, VLC, Speedfan, and a bunch of Source games.

I've been noticing an average of 33% memory usage consistently, even when nothing is on. I thought it may have had something to do with the Aero theme, which shouldn't have had a problem considering my laptop's specs, but I disabled them to test, and my memory usage fell a whopping 2%.

The Protector Suite QL (psqltray.exe) likes to eat memory randomly, sometimes growing to 500, but I've seen hundreds of reports about this and no one seems to know why it happens. I just end the process, and retain use of my fingerprint reader for logging in and unlocking the pc.

One instance of svchost likes to claim about 100mb+ of my ram, which isn't much of an issue (I&#... Read more

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I don't have a good start time on this. I noticed it last weekend.

I am running Win7 x64, release version from MSDN. If I leave my machine on for 8+ hours, when I log back in it is using 5GB of memory. I have 6GB installed.

I have confirmed no spyware or viruses. I checked processes using Task Manager and Processes Explorer and nothing is using over 150MB and total was just less than 2GB when adding them all up.

It isn't making a whole lot of sense. What could be using RAM but not reporting its usage other then the OS?

Just in case it matters the machine is a 2008 Mac Pro, dual Xeon, 6GB RAM. Antivirus is AVG (which I have removed while I am not using the machine to see if that is the memory hog).

Any thoughts?

A:Memory Leak

i pretty much have the same issue, except mine doesnt use that muchof my RAM. I have 4 gigs installed and i notice the longer i leave my machine running the more ram it eats up. It can go up to 2 gigs with nothing running even though when i boot up it only uses about half that.

What version are u running? Im on RC 7100

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I don't know if this is related to the saving pictures effort (thus the posting in this section) or the OS or something else but after I have done a right click and save of a number of pictures I suddenly get no response to the right mouse click and I can't even get task manager. If I exit some of the files in my program tray it sems to free up memory and then I can download again or enter into task manager. Seems that something consumes memory and doesnt release it. Any clues?

A:memory leak

Hi ijusth !

You can check the memory and cpu usage of all running processes via the task manager, provided you're able to view it when the problem occurs. I suppose that if you run the task manager beforehand you'll still be able to bring it in front by using Alt+Tab.

In the task manager (processes tab), go to view => add columns and check the box in front of virtual memory. Tell us if you see any process taking most of your memory or cpu usage when the problem happens.

How much ram do you have and at what size have you set your pagefile ?

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hi all
i am having all memory used up at intermittent times
sometimes 2 hours sometimes it takes 2 days and when it happens media portal has frozen and its used about 900 meg of my 3325 of ram

any body like to help me figure out were the memory leak is

cheers brad

A:memory leak

As discussed previously, it sounds like a resource leak, but the real questions are "what's leaking?" and "can it be worked around without (re)coding the component in question?". This is all assuming you're already on the latest version of all the components involved, which tends to have a way of resolving (embarrassing) known resource leaks

The best way to troubleshoot is to start a Perfmon log straight after a reboot, and to keep it running until the "freeze" symptom manifests itself. Given it can take days, the trick is to keep the log file from growing to a monstrous size. That's done by being selective about what's being monitored, and how often perfmon records a "sample".

As a suggestion, create a Perfmon counter log to record all instances of all counters under the following objects:

- MEMORY
- PROCESS
- PROCESSOR
- SYSTEM
- THREAD

Set the sample interval to say 2 minutes, and kick off the log soon after the next scheduled reboot. Stop the perfmon log only once you're confident that the machine is clearly being all weird in the particular way which you wish to analyse.

If you need more info on how to create the perfmon log, just yell. Ditto if you'd like assistance in analysing it. There's nothing particularly personal in there other than the hostname of your server and the names of the processes running on it.

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I just reinstalled the software to see if the memory leak bug had been fixed!!
Unfortunately it still exists!
With EIS installed, ntoskrnl.exe was approaching 200 MB ram usage,when I removed the software,the usage went back to normal!!


Any similar feedback from other users!!
 

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an instance of svchost.exe is eating up my memory which is in short supply. Here is a list of my runing processes. Any idea why this is or what to do about it?Process PID CPU Description Company Name Virtual SizeSystem Idle Process 0 80.95 0 K Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts 0 K DPCs n/a 14.29 Deferred Procedure Calls 0 K System 4 1,876 K smss.exe 624 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation 3,800 K csrss.exe 676 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation 26,584 K winlogon.exe 700 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation 54,516 K services.exe 744 1.90 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation 37,768 K svchost.exe 904 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation 61,376 K 1XConfig.exe 1620 8021XConfig Module Intel Corporation 50,944 K naPrdMgr.exe 1268 NAI Product Manager Network Associates, Inc. 30,140 K svchost.exe 948 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation 36,492 K svchost.exe 992 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation 145,380 K S24EvMon.exe 1036 Event Monitor - Supports driver extensions to NIC Driver for wireless adapters. Intel Corporation 33,436 K svchost.exe 1112 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation 31,492 K spoolsv.exe 1192 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation 51,660 K FrameworkService.exe 1052 Framework Service Network Associates, Inc. 52,876 K Mcshield.exe 796 On... Read more

A:Memory Leak

Since you've got Process Explorer on your system - use it to identify what processes are running under that particular svchost.exe process (PID 992) Once you find what's running beneath it, let us know and we'll be able to move on with more stuff to do. (the easiest way to get the info is to hover your mouse over the svchost.exe process - then the program will pop up a list of services that are running under that process).Are you performing any debug routines? I see that mdm.exe is running - this can be a result of a manual debug, or can be the result of an error.I also notice what may be 2 anti-virus programs running on your system. This can cause major problems as they compete for access to files, and they compete for access to system resources. I'd recommend turning one of them off immediately.I'd also suggest running this free, online scan (must use IE): http://safety.live.com/ It will scan for malware, clean your registry, delete your Temp files, and defrag your hard drive.

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Wasnt sure what section to post this under exactly, but here was an event log message that i had ran across.

Event 11, RPC (Microsoft-Windows-RPC-Events)

Possible Memory Leak. Application ("taskhost.exe") (PID: 3560) has passed a non-NULL pointer to RPC for an [out] parameter marked [allocate(all_nodes)]. [allocate(all_nodes)] parameters are always reallocated; if the original pointer contained the address of valid memory, that memory will be leaked. The call originated on the interface with UUID ({12345778-1234-abcd-ef00-0123456789ac}), Method number (40). User Action: Contact your application vendor for an updated version of the application.

application vendor? ummmm... hello microsoft?

A:Win 7 memory leak?

I'm getting the same event cropping up in event viewer, along with periodic freezes.
They occur about 5-10 minutes after booting, and sometimes the system recovers for a few minutes or so; other times not.

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Hey guys.
I recently re-installed my Windows 8.1 on my SSD.
Installed drivers, updated them and everything is fine.
But I am having a slight problem with memory not sure if it's a memory leak?


Basically sitting here with Google chrome open with 2 tabs open and the default Windows 8.1 programs running. I do not understand how 2gb of memory is being used.
I also play a Massive Multiplayer Online game called Wildstar that uses up 2gb of memory because it's such a big game.
I feel as though there's something up with my PC and there's something missing?
Can anyone help, thanks!

A:Memory leak

I don't see anything unusual or a cause for concern.

Adding up items in the memory usage columns will never equal total usage. It was never intended that it would. The screenshot does not show the full process usage which will typically be much higher. There are also some very significant users of memory that are not processes, not all of which are shown by Task Manager.

For what you have running 2 GB usage on an 8 GB system does not seem at all unusual. Also understand that memory usage in a modern OS is highly dynamic. Current usage might seem high but that is only because there is currently no better us for the memory. Memory was designed to be used, not sit idle. If a large application requires more memory the current usage will be automatically trimmed back, drastically if necessary.

Memory management in any modern OS is highly complex, far more so than most people imagine.

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Hello Techies!

So I have a memory leak. It's an autocad app running on an xp machine. I know it's autocad generating the c++ error. There is a max of 4gb virtual memory.

All that being said I am at a loss as to how to FIX the memory leak. Do I uninstall and reinstall the app?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am drawing a total blank.
 

A:Memory Leak

can you post exact error message please?

Do you have Adobe PDFmaker installed - (i am not talking about Adobe Reader!)
 

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Hello, I'm new to this forum and I've been having a problem with this ram issue lately.. Basically, my computer builds up RAM over time which is impossible to clear unless I restart my computer. Any solutions? Thanks

A:[RAM] Memory Leak

It's supposed to do that. Yes you can clear it but RAM usage will soon increase as you start using your machine. You don't need to clear it.

Why do you want to?

Edit: Windows will free up RAM automatically when needed.

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Hi everyone,

Just recently, I've been having major problems with memory usage. Right when I reboot, all processes in my taskmanager are at normal, with the majority of programs running at 5-6 megs. But as I run a few programs, the memory usage of the majority of processes suddenly jump up to 30-40 megs.

For example, foobar2000, which usually takes 5 megs, now takes 44 megs. But if I close it and restart the program, it's back the normal 4-5 meg level, but it gradually consumes more and more memory.

Could this be the result of a virus? I ran Symantec and Spysweeper and came up with nothing (and even these scans are running at much lower speeds than normal).

CPU usage is also normal, just a memory problem.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:14:37 PM, on 7/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
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A:Possible memory leak?

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Reading around I thought IE eliminated it's memory leaks but I definitely have it when I use IE8.

I typically have three windows of IE8 open and within one will have multiple tabs, maybe five or six at the most. Over time memory usage definitely grows and is not reclaimed as tabs or even windows are closed. Only way I can reclaim memory is by closing all windows and putting computer to sleep. When I awaken it and start again memory usage is back to it's initial state. But then it will grow again as I use IE8. Seems to happen no matter what websites are visited so I don't think a specific site is causing the problem.

Is it a problem somewhere in my system or is it just how IE8 really is?

A:IE8 Memory Leak

Have you done a Google Search?
Remember Google is your friend.

Some examples...

A memory leak issue occurs in Internet Explorer 8 when you switch between XML files

Memory Leak in IE8?

IE8 memory leak - Microsoft Answers

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I have 4GB of memory in my computer and for some reason if I leave My computer on for the day when I get home in the afternoon the memory usage is up at 60-90% and my computer starts getting really Laggy and slow. Then I have to turn it off and after a restart its fine for the rest of the day. I am very careful and only install programs I can trust so I'm guessing its a bug somewhere?

I have Eset smart security installed
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4607/taskman.jpg

Hope someone can help

Thanks

A:Memory leak?

Exit FireFox before you leave and then re-open it when you get home. FireFox can remember your open tabs if needed.

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I'm not sure how long this has been going on, but after my computer is on a few hours and I've been messing around (WoW, witcher 3, browsing the internet, etc) my computer eventually gets stuck on a high memory usage % (over 90%+) even though I have closed like every program running. If I close a high memory program the memory usage will still stay on 80%+

And when I restart my computer, my memory usage is normal around 20%-30% but after a few hours it jumps back up to 90%+ and becomes very sluggish and laggy.

I have run virus scans, malware scans, spyware scans, you name it, and no infections found.

I have included an imgur album that I created to show you my windows processes, memory usage, RAMMap results, etc.

As you can see on RamMap, when I went to processes, there are literally THOUSANDS of "Powercfg.exe" and "Conhost.exe" (Look how small the scroll bar is!) So this is obviously a problem, I don't know why there are thousands of zombie processes. I've never dealt with a memory leak before (if it even is one) and I would very much like help! Thank you fellows! These thousands of powercfg and conhosts are each 4 kb each... multiply that by 1000+ and you've got a problem.
http://imgur.com/a/lPW0T
 

A:Possible memory leak? Help please!

well if is sluggish and slow and you need to do memory test then is likely is a memory issue but you need a memory test to be sure. one question when the memory goes up to 80 or 90 what is the status of the hard drive whats the percentage and did you download any program that you think is spiking up the memory recently?
 

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Hello everyone. I think my computer has a memory leak from the following symptoms: When I open task manager on my Windows 10 PC, I notice abnormally high system RAM usage, and the processes and details tabs don't show nearly enough total usage to justify 2.7 out of 8GB of system RAM being used. I have experienced BSODs with my PC for sometime, mostly during high-end gaming, and this has remained a constant variable from Windows 7 to my upgrade to Windows 10. When I analyze BSODs with bluescreenview, I notice that a recurring bug check string is IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, although I have seen others. ntoskrnl.exe is also often listed as a culprit driver. So, with all this in mind, do I have a memory leak, and if I don't, what is it? How do I fix whatever this is? UPDATE: I have tried to update drivers from Device Manager, and it said I already had the best drivers. I have run memtest in the past and found no issues with RAM.

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on a mates pc his page file goes through the roof but this happens at any time and there is no apparent pattern apart form being connected to the internet. how can i find the program that is leaking and how do i repair the probelm?
 

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Product Name: hp ENVY 15-k10ne-15 inchOperating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)I have problem with my pc hp pavilion p7 1234.When I turn off the error pop up.an unexpected memory leak has occurred,the unexpected smoll block leaks are:37-44 bytes UnicodeString x285=92 bytes UnicodeString x1117-124 bytes UnicodeString x3Is there any help to fixthat?  Tank you dear friends       

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Greetings, Please see this Microsoft MSDN document on finding memory leaks. HP provides Win 10 drivers for this product here. You may want to update your drivers. This should or may correct the problem. Cheers!

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Ok i got a problem with my PC (DX Diag below) and its as follows:

When PC starts up its fine
after a few minutes it starts messing up, it looses Internet Connection and goes all laggy (My Girlfriend who is on Lan connection still has Internet though when mine drops)
also when i play games they would be great for about 10 minutes then they start laggin bad

I was thinkin could Win XP have a memory leak ? and if so how do i fix it ?

Thanks for all the help

DX Diag :

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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/29/2009, 23:37:31
Machine name: DADO
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: INTELR
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 437MB used, 3500MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.
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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (r... Read more

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DirectX Components
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ddraw.dll: 5.03.2600.5512 English Final Retail 4/14/2008 01:11:51 279552 bytes
ddrawex.dll: 5.03.2600.5512 English Final Retail 4/14/2008 01:11:51 27136 bytes
dxapi.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/4/2004 13:00:00 10496 bytes
d3d8.dll: 5.03.2600.5512 English Final Retail 4/14/2008 01:11:51 1179648 bytes
d3d8thk.dll: 5.03.2600.5512 English Final Retail 4/14/2008 01:11:51 8192 bytes
d3d9.dll: 5.03.2600.5512 English Final Retail 4/14/2008 01:11:51 1689088 bytes
d3dim.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/4/2004 13:00:00 436224 bytes
d3dim700.dll: 5.03.2600.5512 English Final Retail 4/14/2008 01:11:51 824320 bytes
d3dramp.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/4/2004 13:00:00 590336 bytes
d3drm.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/4/2004 13:00:00 350208 bytes
d3dxof.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/4/2004 13:00:00 47616 bytes
d3dpmesh.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/4/2004 13:00:00 34816 bytes
dplay.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 8/4/2004 13:00:00 33040 bytes
dplayx.dll: 5.03.2600.5512 English Final Retail 4/14/2008 01:11:52 229888 bytes
dpmodemx.dll: 5.03.2600.5512 English Final Retail 4/14/2008 01:11:52 23552 bytes
dpwsock.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 8/4/2004 13:00:00 42768 bytes
dpwsockx.dll: 5.03.2600.5512 English Final Retail 4/14/2008 01:11:52 57344 bytes
dplaysvr.exe: 5.03.2600.5512 English Final Retail 4/14/2008 01:12:17 29696 bytes
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I recently formatted my hard drive on my laptop, and started FRESH. I have my D Drive mostly used for storage, and my C: drive as the main drive for Programs. D is in Fat32 format, C: is in NTFS. I recently am running into what seems to me to be numerous svchost.exe openings and they seem to be sucking up a lot of memory, even when I'm not online (disconnected from internet).

I have run Spybot Search & Destroy, and Ad-Aware SE (which I keep up to date) and have removed any problems. I have run an online scan at http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ and I have no viruses detected. I have done a full scan using my Norton Anti-Virus, which I keep up to date, and nothing. I have done all my Windows XP Service Pack updates (including SP2) and Critical and Security updates for all application software.

It just seems to be spiking, my CPU usage 38%-78%-100% and the only thing I can think of, after shutting down all unused applications, is that it may be a memory leak somewhere.

Any ideas? Here is my log attached....
 

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