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Windows 7: Massive Memory leak in sidebar build 7062


20 Apr 2009   #1

XP Pro 32 bit/Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Massive Memory leak in sidebar build 7068

Hi guys, I'm new here and would like some help

In both build 7048 and 7068 I have massive memory leakage going on in the gadget sidebar, and can't solve the problem aside from restarting the process to clear the memory.

Is MS aware of this? And is there a fix in newer builds? Otherwise, any useful advice?


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20 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, one way to find out is try out build 7077. Google it and clean install, see if you have the same problems. Other than that, do you get any recorded events in the Event Viewer that may give more details on the problem? What gadgets are you running, and have you ran them one by one to see if it may just be a certain gadget doing this?
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20 Apr 2009   #3

XP Pro 32 bit/Win 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm running the calendar gadget, clock gadget, a ping gadget, calculator gadget, and a system stats tracker (CPU, Ram usage etc)

So far no one gadget seems to claim the memory issue, however I should give it a day or two to fully test it.

As for a reinstall, I'd prefer to wait for the much anticipated RC to make my next upgrade

Thanks though... anyone else have any ideas?
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20 Apr 2009   #4

 

I never ran builds 7042 nor 7062 - I *did* run 7048 and 7068, and I saw no leaking in 7068 (didn't use gadgets in 7048).
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20 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100 RC x86/Windows XP SP3 x86 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Just using 2 gadgets i've noticed a slight performance decrease but nothing major.Makes me wonder though if i added a few more how it would be.
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21 Apr 2009   #6

 

On build 7077 with my rig to the left there I have 7 and I barely feel a difference....
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21 Apr 2009   #7

XP Pro 32 bit/Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
On build 7077 with my rig to the left there I have 7 and I barely feel a difference....
It's not that I "feel" a difference.. even with the leak I barely broke 6 gigs of active RAM. But something as simple as the sidebar shouldn't take up 2 gigs of RAM regardless of whether I feel a difference or not
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21 Apr 2009   #8

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi Gamer 2006, if it is using 2 gigs of ram,why dont you turn them off ,and see if gives you back your 2 gigs,and if it does, try and install from another source, similar gadgets, and see if there is a difference.
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21 Apr 2009   #9

XP Pro 32 bit/Win 7 64 bit
 
 

I do remove all the gadgets and it gives me back all my RAM, however removing them in any given order doesn't return the RAM at different rates. It is only when I fully close the sidebar that I get my RAM back.

At this point I am trying day-to-day testing for each gadget to see if it is one gadget in particular or if it is just the sidebar process as I have theorized.
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21 Apr 2009   #10

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Can you post a pic or a list of the gadgets that you are using,and I will use the same ones, and see if I am getting the same problem as you. Sorry I missed the list on the third post.
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