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Paged Pool memory constantly increasing

Q: Paged Pool memory constantly increasing

Hi Everyone.

I've been searching as much as i could here and there on the internet without any luck so i'm giving it a chance here if someone has an idea how to troubleshoot/investigate this.

I'm Running Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise.
custom built machine :

I7 4770K
32gb ram
Samsung evo pro 256gb ssd
2x gtx 770 sli

the installation was done around end of january, i don't have much running on that computer but games (i have another system for work)

The issue i have is the Paged Pool memory after system is up is at roughly 250mb but keep increasing around 1-2mb per sec and never stops, after roughly 1h uptime, i'm already at 2gb.(after 1day uptime yesterday, i was at 56gb). The non-paged pool is however never an issue and sits between 150mb and 250mb (i would say normal values)

i've read about disabling NDU, disabling killer networks application (my network driver) and many other things but so far still no luck.

i'm willing to run any kind of software or give any traces, my main issue right now is how to find what is causing this. i believe there is a memory leak somewhere but i have no idea/clues how to trace it down.

Many thanks for your time and help.



Preferred Solution: Paged Pool memory constantly increasing

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Paged Pool memory constantly increasing

Hello BuG,

With 32 GB of RAM installed, it's not unusual for your page file to get just as large.

If you like, you could use step 11 in the tutorial below to specify a minimum and maximum page file size for your C: drive to prevent it from getting larger on it's own. If you get a low memory or out of memory error afterwards while running Windows, then it means that you will need to increase the size of the page file until you stop getting the error.

If you have plenty of hard drive space, then it is recommended to leave the page file to be system managed though.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

Hope this helps,

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Ive been having this problem for ages now with all Valve games and valve games ONLY. Just as im about to go in-game it crashes to desktop with an error message reading "Internal driver error at Present: You're likely out of OS Paged Pool Memory!"

I had a feeling this was a RAM related issue and considering I only had 2GB, I upgraded to 4 GB - It still does it

Iv'e tried changing the Paged Pool size through the regedit - It still does it.

Ive tried everything, its getting rediculous now, I really dont see what could be wrong, I have a beast of a PC for gods sake it can run crysis.


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after installing a new graphics card and trying to play a game, i instead received an error message saying that there isnt enough "Paged Pool Memory".
what is paged pool memory and how can i increase it? do i basically just have to add memory to my system?

A:paged pool memory

Paged pool memory is a region in virtual memory which can be paged in and paged out of the system. Device driver which do not need to access the memory from DPC/Dispatch level or above can use paged pool. it is accessible from any process context.

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When playing games via steam I occasionally get a crash followed by the error message.

failed to lock vertex buffer in cmesh dx8

According to the FAQ on steam this is caused by a lack of paged pool memory which is reserved for apps like direct3d.

To get round this issue its recommended that you remove a line form the boot.ini which unlocks the page pool memory. The line is /3GB /Userva=2900

Does anyone know where this line is in windows 7 or how I can unlock the paged pool memory as I'm finding the crashes are starting to interfere with my enjoyment of gaming.

Any help gratefully appreciated.

A:Paged pool memory issues

Paged pool is memory that's "paged" out to the paging file on your hard drive. The easiest way would be (I think) to increase the amount of paging file allowed on your hard drive (see this article for more details on the paged pool: Mark's Blog : Pushing the Limits of Windows: Paged and Nonpaged Pool )

As for the /3gb switch, this is for programs that are aware of the 3gB switch. It won't do anything if the programs aren't specifically designed for it. What it does is allocate 3 gB of virtual memory for user level processes - leaving 1 gB for kernel level processes. And, it only applies to a 32 bit OS. Are you running 32 or 64 bit Windows 7?

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Hey everyone! I am a newbie PC builder. I have recently built a computer consist of the following spec:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws X Series 16351 Mb
Graphics Card: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, 1280 Mb
Motherboard: MSI, Z68A-GD65 (MS-7681)

I have nothing but the msi driver utility, process explorer, office pro 2010 and Assassin's Creed II installed. I have updated all MB drivers through the msi utility, updated Windows 7 as much as possible, installed the latest GPU driver from nvidia. When I played AC II, the GPU driver crashes every 10 sec. I also got the message saying my PC is running out of paged pool memory. I tried the method from teamliquid, it doesn't work. I went to process explorer, under system information, both of the paged and non-paged limit have no symbol. That is all I have. Thank you, and greatly appreciate any help.

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Hi all,

I am having a non paged pool memory leak.

As far as i'm aware all drivers are up to date.

imgur com/Vo3QeUe https://imgur com/a/IdzFZE5

Would really appreciate any support to getting this resolved, a reboot temporarily fixes it, but after a few hours it creeps back up sometimes very suddenly also

Here is a non paged pool photo - showing some of it if it's any help to anyone? https://imgur com/a/xHLNtPs

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I've been having some issues with Windows XP over the last couple of months. It got much worse once I installed StarCraft II on my computer. I get the error "Your computer has run out of paged pool memory" and the program lags or crashes. I looked under blizzards website and they state that this is a Windows XP problem. From what I can find it usually occurs from a bad driver that is taking paged memory and not releasing it. I upgrade drivers for every piece of hardware I could find under Device Manager with no luck.

Microsoft has some tools to track paged memory, but I cant seem to get any of them to work. Some of the tools seem out of date or missing. Is there a program that will identify what is filling up my paged memory?

Is there a way to "empty" the memory pool?

My system exceeds the minimum requirements for the game. I have reduced the video effects in game to the bare minimum with no result.


AMD Dual Core 2.29 Ghz
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002
Service pack 3

ATI Radeon HD 4550 video card with 1 Gb Vram
Any help you can provide is appreciated.

A:Paged pool memory error

Here is the error message that was reported after the last crash.================================================================================StarCraft II (B16561)Time: 2010-09-26 18:31:54.437Exe: C:\Program Files\StarCraft II\Versions\Base16561\SC2.exeParameters: Exe Built: 2010-09-21 16:33:41.187User: meComputer: ME-55BB3FBB205DVersion: branches/1.1.0Revision: 84907Locale: enUS================================================================================e_gfxGraphicsAPIError"StarCraft II has encountered an unexpected DirectX/OpenGL error. This may indicate an issue with an out-of-date videocard driver. If the problem persists, for more information consult our support website at [url="http://starcraft2.com/support.""]http://starcraft2.com/support."[/url]Error code: D3DERR_INVALIDCALL (8876086C) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Manual Stack Trace (ID:216 Stack:0x044D0000 + 8,388,608 "Main Thread")----------------------------------------DBG-ADDR<00A18449>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00A18541>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00A0F762>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00D100F3>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00D1031F>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00C77C83>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00C78A2E>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00C7A2A0>("SC2.exe&quo... Read more

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Hey all, this is my first time posting here so please be gentle :)

I, like most gamers/comp sci majors, have fallen in to the trap of trying to get Half-Life 2 to play on my laptop and am dealing with paged pool memory issues. I followed a solution on a previous forum and went in to the registry editor, changing the PagedPoolSize like so:

Quoted from the previous site:

"This is how to fix it
Here's how you open Registry Editor:

Start Menu > Run > regedit

Surf down to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Double click on "PagedPoolSize". Hexadecimal is listed first. Change the "Value Data" to one of these below:
(Note: You only need to enter EITHER Hexadecimal or Decimal. They both are the same.)

Megabytes Hexadecimal Decimal
192Mb 0c000000 201326592
256Mb 10000000 268435456
384Mb 18000000 402653184

I went with the 384Mb option and it worked perfectly.

Once you are done, make sure you reboot your computer."

I followed this solution with the 256 Mb option, restarted the computer, and the computer didn't even load all the way the first time and after shutting down and restarted it again, I barely got to the Desktop with nothing really running. So I painfully went in and changed it back to 0 (the default setting) like it was before and I restarted it and MOST of it is fine again, but I am ... Read more

A:Paged Pool Memory Adverse Effects/How to Fix

As this article says, 'Do not change the size of the paging file by editing the registry.'


Since you did play about, perhaps making a manual change as per the instructions will help 'kick' things back to normal.

Click start, control panel, system, advanced, performance, advanced and under virtual memory click change, then custom size, and set the vRam to whatever value you like (I would recommend equal to the installed Ram as a start) min and max. Click set and ok your way out.

You can always go back and set things to letting Window decide.

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Hey guys,

I have no programs running, just chrome with a couple of websites. On my previous pc with windows 7 i've never had the memory use more than 5 GB just for chrome. Also, the paged pool seems to fill up the longer I use my pc. I've read numerous threads with people saying that it is normal for a pc to use all the RAM because otherwise it's useless RAM. But I don't really believe that something like this is normal. In most threads people talked about a memory leak in the non-paged pool.

I find it also very weird that when I look at my processes they just don't add up to the 5 GB in use. Using rammap or process explorer doesn't show annything at all.
Here are my specs:
Lenovo B5400
Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)
Intel Core i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50 GHz (4CPU's)
8192MB RAM

I'm having real problems with League of Legends, I just get too much lag when I play. I have a constant 40 ping so that's not the problem, my fps is 60-70 so that's not really bad. But I just get these random stutters every few seconds. Also when I browse my pc is just acting too slow for it's specs.
I hope someone can help with this problem as I am a noob when it comes to computers. I paid about 700 euros for this laptop and I find it sad that I this stupid problem. I've already disabled superfetch and I really don't want a link to another thread as I've read every single one of them and I'm getting nuts


A:Windows 8.1 - Memory leak problem in paged pool

Hello SebaaVH,

You appear to be one of those affected by this Google Chrome bug that only affects "some." Now, since I don't know if they ever fixed it (I don't use Chrome), I would suggest trying a different browser (i.e., Firefox or Opera) to see if that fixes your issue. Now, some have stated they fixed their issue by clearing their browser cache but that would be just a band-aid IMHO:

Massive memory leak, though memory usage does not show for GC in task manager:

Regarding your League of Legends issue, I don't play it myself but your issue (or something similar) has come up several times quite recently and, if you do a Google search for that issue, you will find tons of people having issues when playing it online. You might be better off seeking assistance at a gaming forum for that specific issue IMHO.

Good luck.


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I have a Compaq Presario running windows XP and 1G of RAM with a game that said the paged pool memory was to low. I subsequently reset it via the " run regedit" and now no applications will run and the computer has to be physically shutdown by holding the on/off button. The error message I get is "you do not have the required memory to run this application". How do get back to normal?

Thanks for the help.

A:Solved: OS Paged Pool Memory Reset to high

Restore the registry. System Restore is the easiest way.

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I've been having this problem for ages. After ive played on a different game for a while, i then try to play tf2. loads up properly, i choose a server and just as im about to connect - pow! crashes to desktop and says im out of paged pool memory! i thought it was cos i didnt have enough ram or not enough of it was free. so i upgraded my ram to 2gb. i have 1500MB of ram free at any one time and it still does the same thing!! the stupid thing is, when i restart the pc and go on tf2 before any other game, it works fine! what on earth is going on here?

A:Team Fortress 2 Paged Pool Memory problem

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So I recently purchased a new motherboard, CPU, RAM and PSU. I kept things from my old computer, such as my hard drives and video card. I formatted my main hard drive that I keep Windows on, and used to run x86, but am now running x64.

I did this all for Borderlands 2, I wanted a better computer to run and play this game on, since I've been a fan of the first one since it came out. Prior to the installation of all of these new parts, everything on the older version of my computer worked fine. I could play games, albeit on low settings, without a problem, but now, games such as Dota 2 and Borderlands 2 will run for about 3-4 minutes before the screen goes black, and comes back three times, before the program itself stops responding.

One of the games gave me a reason as to the poor performance, and said the game had run out of Paged Pool Memory, and would decrease performance. Even when doing so, it still shuts down after a few seconds.

I know that this is a hardware problem, which is why I didn't post about it in Games. It's happening to many programs that require the use of memory, and not just games. If there's anything anybody can do to help me, it would be greatly appreciated.

Below is a DXDiag.
System Information
Time of this report: 9/19/2012, 19:48:20
Machine name: JIMMUS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: English (Reg... Read more

A:Multiple Programs Crashing, Paged Pool Memory Loss?

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Hello!  My work PC running Windows 7 Pro is reporting the main drive is almost at capacity.  This machine has close to 1 Tb of memory and I am currently showing 12G "Free"
Even after running dick cleanup (which reported close to 8G of freeable space) the total "Used" increased instead of decreasing.
Please help and thanks in advance.

A:PC Memory constantly increasing

It could be that you've got hidden files in your partition. You've gotta clean it up. Just don't know how.

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I have got a windows 7 home basic 64bits laptop with 4gb ram. At windows startup my ram usage is around 30%..and it remains so even if my laptop remains idle for an hour or so...but as soon as i open windows explorer or my computer,my ram usage starts increasing and even after closing windows explorer it goes on increasing till 85 to 90%.....but if after startup i run my antivirus scan or open my web browser it increases to around 40% and goes down on closing these..and starts shoot up again on opening windows explore...well i did run kaspersky pure 3.0,malwarebyteand housecall scan but to no result....i really need a solution to this as all i can do is run any application that does not require opening of windows explorer

A:Memory usage constantly increasing

This could be a memory leak.  
Use the Task Manager to see what programs are using your hdd.
1)  Right click on the Taskbar to open the Task Manager.
2)  Click on the Performance tab.
3)  Click on the Resource Monitor button, then click on the Disk tab.
4)  When the Process with Disk Activity opens you will be able to see which programs are accessing your hdd.  Watch to see if there is a process whose usage increases.  If you find one, post it back here.

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I'm running Windows XP (don't know which service pack). I'm also running AOL 9.0. I know that AOL isn't in vogue anymore, but it does ok for me. My problem is that when AOL launches, it starts running in about 27 meg or so. But then, and without me doing anything, it just continues to increase memory size and after awhile, when I check Taskmanager, it's typically using over 100 meg. By this time, I can usually hear the internal fan running faster, and at that point, I typically have to kill the process and restart it. I've reloaded the AOL software, but that doesn't help.

I don't understand this, and I hope that someone can help me with it. Why would ANY software launch in one amount of memory, then continuously increase its usage of memory, especially without anyone interacting with the software?


A:Why is my process constantly increasing memory usage?

Okay hate to say it, but AOL is going to be the problem. Yes it's "comfy" etc... but it's also bloaty, slow and full of gunk that hawgs up the System Resources. When I do a computer, I uninstall every single thing that has the letters "A", "O", and "L" in them, and make the customer put effort and time into slowing their system back down to what it was when they first gave it to me.

It was a good question, as to why a software would continuously increase it's size, etc... and I haven't the technical answer, but in general it simply a matter of who is using your computer, and for what purposes. It's a philosophical question that I think everyone should consider. There are TONS of "freeware" programs (Google, Adobe, Java, etc...) that "do things" we know about and like, but they also "do things" we don't know about and wouldn't like if we knew what it was that they were doing.

Such as hawging up System Resources while constantly "updating" for no reason that benefits (me) the User. I make a point of deleting almost all "updaters" from the registry of every computer I work on, and no one has ever complained. (However, iTunes will make a great fuss and refuse to work if you kill it's "updaters".)

For no reason other than it is coercing you to allow it's useless (to you) existance to continue on your computer. If you remove it, iTunes will stop working as punishment.... Read more

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Hi all,

I've upgraded my PC and reinstalled the OS; spec shown below. The only difference is that now, my OS is on an SSD drive (OCZ Petrol).

However, I note that my memory usage is constantly increasing; even with only background apps running, I was up to 7GB. When I check Task Manager, I see that the "System" process's "Handles" count is constantly increasing. As I speak, it's almost at 1,000,000; last night I saw it get up to 4,000,000.

Any help at troubleshooting this appreciated,


A:Memory & System Handle count constantly increasing

If it's "SYSTEM", that would indicate something running in kernel mode. Obviously that would mean the Windows kernel itself and it's supporting files, kernel-mode (boot-critical) drivers (like chipset/RAID drivers), and filesystem filter drivers (antivirus/antimalware, 3rd party firewall, etc). Given that Windows on it's own doesn't do this, we can probably safely rule out the Windows kernel and it's drivers. That leaves us with what's left installed on the box - perhaps we can start with that. What (if anything) do you have installed for firewall, antivirus/antimalware, etc. on the computer?

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I got this BSOD as I turned on my computer today, I did not install any new drivers or programs recently.

I attached the SF file to this post, not sure if there's any more info I should add.

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD paged fault in non paged memory

Hi LewdLove,

BugCheck 50, Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : klif.sys

Your problem seems to be related to Kaspersky Anti-virus or your Anti-virus program, please uninstall and install Microsoft Security Essentials


Run a full system scan once installed

Repost your minidump files back after that.



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Windows 8 64; AMD A8 CPU; 8GB Corsair (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM. WebrootSA AV, and Comodo firewall.

Something is happening!

I will be playing Battlefield 3, and suddenly the game screeches to a dying studder, with FPS below 0.1

Upon checking task manager, and confirming with other utilities, my non-paged pool is swallowing up all the RAM.. And it sticks around, sometimes for minutes, hours, or days.. I can bring the non-paged pool back to normal 30-60MB from (well, its currently at 5.5GB) by removing and switching up the memory sticks. Sometimes I just let the RAM sit out for some air for an hour or so.. idk, I even bought matching RAM because I thought the different brand names could possible cause it..

I've looked around in the past for solutions but I could never get any idea what is causing the non-paged poop to IMMEDIATELY SNAP from 45MB up to 5.5GB! Is there something I could check at startup of my system to see what is taking the non-paged pool? Or would I need to replicate the original in-game crash?

A:Non-Paged Pool taking 5.5GB/8GB RAM

Well generally this isn't a hardware fault, so replacing or removing the RAM will not fix it.

Something is using too much memory and not allowing it to be paged out. Do you you page file disabled by chance? If you go to the Processes tab and enable the "Show Processes from All Users" which ones show are using the most memory?

If it consistently happens while BF3 than it may be a glitch in the game or a driver issue. Do you have all the latest patches for BF3? Have you uninstalled and reinstalled the latest graphics driver? Updated the sound driver?

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I'm running XP SP2, and experiencing a non-paged pool leak of about 150 MBs a day. The pool will fill up after about 42 hours leading to a BSOD (0x000000f4). Poolmon is indicating the tag IRP is allocating ~20 bytes constantly and never freeing it. It's probably a driver, but I can't get any closer than that to finding out which one. I also monitored the leak in safe mode with no networking and it still leaks there. Could anyone perhaps help narrow it down more?

A:irp non-paged pool leak

I'm having this EXACT same problem. Started happening about the same time too.

Could it have something to do with a Windows Update? I'd really appreciate any help with this.

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for the past few months i have been having memory leak problems but i shrugged it off cause a quick restart fixed it. Now every time i boot my pc, it starts with 4.5-4.6GB non-paged pool.

thank you in advanced

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I am very new to the forums and was browsing around looking at other people with similar problems and thought I would post up my issues and see if anyone can help point me in the right directions. I have a couple of ideas but I am unsure if I am right...

I have attached the ZIP of the SF Diagnostic Tool to this post now

Basically about 3 weeks ago I had some computer issues, I figured it was a good time for a couple of upgrades so I replaced the Motherboard, Processor, Power Supply, and I had my Video Card RMA'd by EVGA (excessive coil whine)

I formatted the hard drive (it was a 300GB partition of a 1.5 TB Raid 0) and reinstalled windows 8 to the computer, everything seemed fine for about a week, I took my computer downstairs to hook it up to a TV so my family could watch some Hulu on the big screen and my computer started getting BSOD every few minutes.

I was unsure as to what was causing it so I reinstalled windows again. After the install I was still getting BSOD... so I went out and bought a SATA 120GB SSD and put it in as the primary Hard Drive and installed windows to that drive instead of onto the Raid partition. Same thing, more BSOD...

At this point I have reinstalled 4 times, I tried allowing Windows to fully update everything and tried turning all updates off and manually installing everything myself. More BSOD both ways... in fact at this point when I try to manually install the NVidia drivers they just Fail during the install and wont finish...

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A:BSOD - Bad Pool Header and Page Fault in Non Paged Area

I ran the Diagnostic tool I got from this site and zipped up the file - it is now attached to the OP

I have windows set to gather the dump file but I am unsure what to do with the files at the moment

Thanks for helping

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Any help on this would be appreciated - the PC crashes on boot (during the 'loading windows' screen) if I try and do a normal boot. Safe mode works, but then I get Bad Pool Error if I try and browse to any complex website (simply stuff works, but this one doesn't, for example - I assume it's Javascript or Flash crashing it).

Plus running many applications (including Notepad) leads directly to a Page-fault in non-paged area result.

Things I've tried: full scans with Avast and Malwarebytes, startup recovery console from the disc and all the options there including Startup Repair multiple times and SFC -scannow, error checking the drive with chkdsk and Partition Magic.

I tried driver verifier, but that was when the computer would still boot, it stopped it booting entirely (the earlier dmp files will be from that, the ones from today in safe mode), and it took some fixing to get as far as safe mode, so reluctant to try it again.

I'm at something of a loss, I can't even look at the dmp files myself as trying to run the Windbg install tool crashes the PC, and I don't have a second Windows machine. And I can't do an in-place re-install as that's not allowed from safe mode...

A:BSOD Bad Pool Error / Page Fault in non-paged area

Welcome to SF deanlove .

I'm currently forming a general idea based on the dump files but I need more information.

Unfortunately files are missing, so I'm not getting the full picture.
Please run the SFDT again and let it run its course it can take 15min at times to collect all the data necessary.
There should be eight files generated not including the dumps.

Please upload the MSINFO32 file:

Start → Run → type MSINFO32 then hit Enter.
In MSINFO32 go to, File → Save → name it your user-name.
Once the file is saved right click it and choose Send to → Compressed (zipped) folder.

Attach the file in your next post.


Your CPU is overclocked.

!sysinfo machineid
Machine ID Information [From Smbios 2.5, DMIVersion 37, Size=3019]
BiosMajorRelease = 8
BiosMinorRelease = 15
BiosVendor = American Megatrends Inc.
BiosVersion = 1408
BiosReleaseDate = 09/21/2010
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
SystemFamily = To Be Filled By O.E.M.
SystemVersion = System Version
SystemSKU = To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BaseBoardManufacturer = ASUSTeK Computer INC.
BaseBoardProduct = P6T
BaseBoardVersion = Rev 1.xx
7: kd> !sysinfo cpuspeed
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz"
MaxSpeed: 2670
CurrentSpeed: 3200
Reset the BIOS back to default:CLR CMOS

Write down the current value of the SATA Mode!
Its either AHCI or IDE.
After resetting the ... Read more

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Hi! I have HP probook 440 g1. By default I have 128MB video memory. Then I tried to increase video memory size to 512MB from bios. But it's not working. It still showing 128MB. Can you help me please?Thank you! 

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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.

C:\Windows\System32\drivers>findstr /l /m Thre *.sys
N... Read more

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Recently had my work laptop upgraded to Windows 7 from XP. Everything worked fine for one week. Then I started getting the BSOD error " Bad pool header". My computer will repeatedly shut down to protect windows. I notified my IT department and they believe that I corrupted the hard drive, as I have local admin rights. they provided me with a loaner computer and loaded my backup system on to this laptop. Worked great for a week and then again started getting " bad pool header and new error "page fault in non paged area. They believe I again corrupted the hard drive. The only software I installed is a program I use for work "Form Max" which other users have been using successfully in Windows 7. I used the DM log and have attached the dump files. Any assistance would be appreciated.

A:BSOD error " Bad pool header and page fault in non paged area"

Just discovered the original attachment was blank This one I checked and it does have files. Would appreciate any help that can be provided.

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In Windows XP, there was a registry setting that when set prevented the Kernel from being paged out to the swapfile. I don't remember what this specific key was, but does anybody know of a similar setting for Vista x64?

I was just curious...

A:Non-Paged Kernel Memory

Hi Peter,

The key is still there in the registry. The default value is 0, but you will need to set it to 1.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]

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I'm just wondering if this is something abnormal. I keep my system up 24/7 just shutting off display without putting it to sleep/hibernate. Every morning when I wake up and check the kernel memory, it's quite high >500mb. I checked with a friend and his is onli about ~300. What does this mean, a memory leak?

A:high paged kernel memory

No, it means your kernel simply has more allocations than his. Unless it's causing a performance or stability detriment or growing over time without shrinking back properly, then it's nothing to worry about. Also note that there are several kernel pools that make up kernel memory as a whole, so to troubleshoot (if that is necessary) it's going to require you being more specific about memory usage, and to where, in the kernel.

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I'm have a Compaq Presario 2596US notebook running Windows XP.

It uses DDR333 pc2700 sodimm. I had a 256mb and a 512mb chip installed, and had 768 total ram. I ordered a 1gb chip (transcend, from newegg), and the laptop won't recognize it.

I've tried running the 512 and the 1gb chip, the 256 and the 1gb chip, and the 1gb chip alone. With either of the smaller chips installed plus the 1gb chip, the system memory is equal to the smaller chip. With just the 1gb chip installed (tried both sockets), the laptop won't boot.... just spins out on the 'ol black screen of death...

Max memory for this computer is listed at 1024 mb - is there any way to increase that?

Why won't the new 1gb chip work by itself? Is each socket limited to 512mb? Any way to change that?

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Open capacity on my computer is down to 12%. Total capacity is 14.0gb. I have done all of the basic actions like checkdisk and defrag. Also eliminated many files and applications I no longer use. There is not much left on the C:drive to cause that usage to be so high. Eliminated all anti-virus and firewall. The biggest memory users I have now are Microsoft Office products and AOL. What else can I do to clean up the C:drive from memory usage?

A:Increasing memory(not RAM)

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good morning forum.

I am running windows 8.1 (x64)
I have the following problem my non paged pool is constantly very high. I have 4 gb. RAM and 1.2 of them are used by the non paged pool.
poolmon tells me that 1 gb of the non paged memory is taged with ECMC. In the most forums is written, that this is connected to a programm called Intellimem which I do not have installed on my computer. Findstr /s ECMC *.sys does not find anything in the system32 folder or even above. Does anyone has an Idea how to trace back this tag to a driver or program to get rid of the problem?


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My laptop has 118GB of memory and I'm thinking of upgrading the memory, any suggestions on what's the best in terms of product and memory size?

A:Increasing memory options?

Hi,Which laptop? Product number?What do you mean by memory size? Is it hard drive capacity or RAM?I don't remember any HP costumer laptop's built with 118gb RAM module.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00033108RegardsVisruth

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Hi guys,

I have an asus k550 ldv and its configurations are as follows:-
Processor: i7 2.7Ghz
Graphics: Nvidia 820M 2gb
Ram: 4gb ddr3l 1600Mhz
Hard-disk: 1Tb
Expandability: 1 ram slot(upto 4gb)

My question is, firstly, if i need to put 4 gb ddr3 or ddr3l in the extra slot, and secondly, can i put 4 gb in the extra slot and then somehow dedicate 2gb of it to the graphics card, thus getting a configuration of ram:6gb and graphics:4gb.

I would appreciate a helpful reply to my query.


A:increasing graphics memory

You can't, the video memory is dedicated not shared on the 820M, further there is no point as the 820M is an entry level GPU and doesn't need 2GB of RAM let alone more.

If you go to a site such as Crucial.com you can see and buy the exact compatible RAM for the laptop.

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I have a user running a laptop with Windows XP 2.00 Ghz 1GB RAM. He run very large Excel spreadsheets that users 100 % of his processor. When looking at his processes in task manager, the Excel program uses about 165 MB of memory. Unfortunately, he cannont run any other excel files while this program is doing its calculations. Is there a way to allow Excel to use more memory that is available in the system? We have played around with the virtual memory settings but this did not help out this situation.

A:Increasing physical memory

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2 installed on a Dell Inspiron 8100 notebook (866mHz). I have a 60G hard drive, but only 256MB of memory.

I often receive messages about low virtual memory. How can I increase memory on my system without adding more memory? I know memory is cheap, but I have not run into any for my particular notebook.

My paging file is currently set at 768MB. Are any other settings available to increase the speed of my computer?



A:Increasing Virtual Memory

Go to start/My Computer/Right click on it and pick properties/click on the advanced tab/ click on the settings button in Virtual Settings/click advanced tab/click change button in the virtual memory section/set to custom size and increase initial and maximum to above 768/click set/okay out of all boxes back to desktop.

Remember Virtual memory uses HDD space and is MUCH slower than RAM so this is only a temporary fix and won't help if you have a full HDD already. My suggestion is look for and buy more ram.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III processor, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 382 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82810E Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation), 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 19069 MB, Free - 3449 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corporation, OptiPlex GX110
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

I would like to know what is the best combination of DIMM'S I should get to increase my RAM to the max of 512MB. My computer originally had one 256MB module and I added a 128MB module from another Dell gx110. I thank you for any help with this project. Aspar

A:Increasing the memory in my Desktop

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I have 2Gb RAM and 128MB onboard VGA Intel® 82945G Express Chipset (XP).

Ive read that this 128mb could be increased, if so how could this be done.
will this process improve gaming (as in , could it make alot of difference)?
Is this harmful?

A:Solved: increasing VGA memory

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file:///C:/Users/Zahid/Videos/Captures/Generic%20PnP%20Monitor%20and%20AMD%20Radeon(TM)%20R5%20Graph... hi, guys, i have a slight query? I was wondering if I can increase my video memory on my laptop as it says it can be increased up to 4580mb it is currently at 1024mb I have search wide and war on the internet to see how to do this but I just can find it maybe as my laptop isn't that popular or is new I have put down the screenshots below of my graphics cards and what it says is possible 

A:increasing video memory

Hi, System will work this out itself and assign AVAILABLE system memory to video memory when requirs up to the max number. You can increase AVAILABLE system memory by adding more RAM (only if your machine supported this). Note: I did reply how to add more RAM on your other post. Regards.

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Talking about total memory capacity (not RAM).

Is there any way to add some good sized memory (250gb-1tb) to my current c: drive without buying a totally new hd?

Im thinking that is most likely not probable, so is there a way of adding a new drive that boots with the computer? (any recommendations of brands? aiming for 500gb, maybe up to 1tb or a bit higher depending on price)

I have an external HD, but would prefer an internal if possible.

A:Increasing memory without external HD?

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Hello,I'm running Windowns 7 home premium 64 bit version.Yesterday my laptop started slowing down to the point that I couldn't watch videos anymore. When I checked ...Task Manager -> Processes... I noticed that the memory of explorer.exe kept increasing. Today it happened again and I noticed the same thing happening with google chrome and Skype.Right now I have google chrome running and AVG scanning and I'm on 56% with 6 GB RAM.(I read something about Virut being a possibility. AVG found nothing but there's an AVG Virut removing program running right now just to be sure.)Do you guys know what's up? Or how I can figure out what is going on? What do you need?I appreciate your help.

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Hello all! I've seen many tutorials and videos on how to increase video memory to make games run more smoothly but none of them seem to work my BIOS screen doesnt have the increase video memory option so im really stumped on what to do. i play sims 4 and it runs quite fine but i recently purchased cities; skylines and its lagging so much. My computer has 6 GB ram but the video memory is 64. apparently the number it needs to be is 512. How do i increase this? i have windows 10 btw.

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I have troubles with system stability, crashes and glitches in software.

This computer is for my work (visualisation/rendering).

-Most full system crashes occur when listening music and high demand software (rendering pre computation, rendering, saving files ~400mb).
-I frequently use ~10gb ram for rendering (of 16gb)
-Occasionally before crashing the system will be stuck in a state, music will continue playing for short while, can still navigate between applications but cannot open anything new.
-Crysis will occasionally crash when I played it.

Glitches include;
-Rendering crash (something like error in the pre computation files).
-Recently experienced windows explorer not refreshing files lists/names.
-music pausing or stuttering during intensive application, after closing the application the music will have large breaks between songs and when seeking. (becoming more frequent recently)

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 64 Bit
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version(YOU purchased it from retailer)? Self installed OEM
? Age of system (hardware) Roughly 6 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Orignal installation

? CPU i7 2600k @ 4.1ghz (runs reasonably cool, 58ish under work, 65ish under stress test)
? Video Card HD6950 shaders unlocked with switch
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A:BSOD, memory management, fault in non paged area

22528 16/10/2009 5:56:42 PM "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\bootwiz.sys"
22528 16/10/2009 5:56:42 PM "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Seagate\MediaBuilder\bootwiz.sys"
19008 14/07/2009 11:19:10 AM "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\wimmount.sys"
68096 14/07/2009 10:06:38 AM "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\1394.inf_amd64_neutral_0b11366838152a76\1394bus.sys"
19008 14/07/2009 11:19:10 AM "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\wimmount.sys"
68096 14/07/2009 10:06:38 AM "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\1394.inf_amd64_neutral_0b11366838152a76\1394bus.sys"
Not sure what those drivers are for but they def out of date
Start with updating your system drivers

Now the error you have mentioned about "memory_management_fault in non paged area" and your dump files are referring to memory corruption as well
I know you have tested your memory but what understood was that you ran the test on all the sticks at same time that actually does not work
so follow this
BSODs can be caused by the hardware issues as well. Most common is the memory corruption. It is very important to run memtest on single stick of RAM at a time in troubled computer. Running test on all RAM sticks at once does not give accurate results
1) Download memtest
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool (.iso file)
2) Burn that on ... Read more

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New to the forum, just purchased a cpu with windows 7. Wanted to increase virtual memory but didn't know how much I should increase it by. I have 8GB of ram and all that is allocated in virtual memory is 8183MB. I can increase it to 880,474MB didn't know how much I should increase it to? Any suggestions?


A:increasing virtual memory in windows 7

Let Windows manage virtual memory...

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Hi all:
I hope this is right forum for this question. I have an old pc that I am trying to keep running until I can afford better. It's running WindowsXP Home, 1.4g mem and a GeForce FX 5500 video card with 256mb memory. I'm finding that when playing games (World of Warcraft in particular) I'm running out of memory and locking up as a result.

Can virtual memory be used to help supplement the video memory? Currently, under virtual memory, it says:
Custom Size: Space Available 50961mb
Initial size 1536mb
Maximum size 3072mb
Total paging file size for all drives:
Minimum allowed 2mb
Recommended 1534mb
Currently allocated 1536mb

Can I increase the amount of memory that Windows will use for virtual memory and will it help make up for a shortage of video memory? If it will help, which values should I change (Initial, Maximum or both) and to what values?

Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated, though, I suspect I might be fighting for a lost cause. Thanks in advance.

A:Increasing Virtual Memory Question

I had the same question/issue a little while ago. The consensus was that it's not possible to use Virtual Memory to extend your video memory.

I'm a little confused as to the error you're getting, though. According to the good people at Blizzard, WOW should run fine with the amount of video memory you currently have. Can you give some more details as to the error(s) you're getting?

I mean, your card has 256MB of video RAM, right? 256MB is actually quite good for video cards (though certainly not top-of-the-line.) For example, my video card (an ATI Radeon x300) has only 128MB but runs most games just fine (though I've never tried WoW on it).

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Hi guys, Well the other day I reinstalled Linux Mint via Windows installer which is now un-installed by the way due to issues. What happened on the Linux Mint distro was a warning message coming up saying that my computer had limited memory.  Additionally every now and then on my Windows 7 OS a message about how much CPU and Memory I currently have on my comp keeps coming up.  I have performed a disk clean up and de-fragmentation but still got the message. I have since got WinDirStat thanks to Infinite mentioning that link in his Ultimate guide. I have also analysed my comp with that program but have no idea what to do at this point; I don't want to delete anything I shouldn't. Furthermore an Ubuntu OS still keeps appearing on my hard drive even though un-installed and deleted from the boot menu. I will try again installing Ubuntu via the windows installer but now I just want to start all over fresh again; I do not want to have to do a complete re-installation again lol.  So if anyone could help me with this I'd be very grateful.  Thanks. 

A:Help Increasing Memory and Clearing Out The Junk

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 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I leave my computer on nearly all the time, when I am not using it, Outlook Express is the only application I have running. Mostly the monitor is turned off, unless I am only to be away for short peroids. I notice quite often, when I "wake it up" there is a message that I was low on virtual memory and they are increasing it. Why would this be?

I have the following memory....
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 204.89 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Also what folder should screensavers be in? I have quite a selection and they are in several different folders, some are duplicates. I would like to get rid of the ones that are not needed. They are in the following folders
C:Windows, Windows\servicepackfiles\i386, Windows\system32, Program files\screensavers and C:i386

Thanks for your help

A:Solved: Virtual memory keeps increasing

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I've an Intel Celeron 1.7 GHz with Intel 845 GL based ASUS M/B,256 MB RAM and Windows 98 Second edition installed.

Now the i845GL chipset provides for 8 MB shared graphics memory.

Is it possible to increase the shared memory since I've lots of RAM?


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