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Windows 7: VERY high mem usage

04 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x86
 
 
VERY high mem usage

Hey guys, I have Windows 7 RC1 (build 7000) x64 in English. While idling, Windows is using ~7GB of RAM (I have 12GB total).


I have NOTHING running that comes even CLOSE to this amount of usage, so what's going on?

Also, why the hell did it decide that 1GB isn't enough memory for my Nvidia 285GTX? 7 has assigned 3.5GB of my system RAM to be "shared" with my video card (my motherboard has NO integrated video).

Specs:
Core i7 @ 3.2Ghz
12GB DDR3 @ 1600Mhz
Nvidia 285GTX 1GB DDR3

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04 Aug 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Blah, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might check in Resource Monitor under the Memory tab to see if it can help determine what is using your active memory up.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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04 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x86
 
 

Thanks for the welcome, Brink.

I did check it out, and got the same memory usage - it MAY add up to 2GB, but not 7.
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04 Aug 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Does is continue like this if you log off and log on, or restart the computer?
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04 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x86
 
 

Yes. Because my primary drive is a SSD, I had page file disabled, and my memory usage was at 8GB (all available RAM used). I reenabled page file and rebooted, and it jumped to 7GB.

After exploring a bit, I have disabled Aero (or at least made it the Basic theme), and disabled page file again, and my memory usage is staying at ~1.3GB. So, it seems Aero is the source of it, but how and why? Perhaps this is addressed in a later build?
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04 Aug 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Strange. What build do you have? I have the 7600 RTM build with Aero enabled without transparency, and no high memory usage like this.
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04 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x86
 
 

I'm currently on RC1 (build 7000).

I have been using 7 since build 6048 or some junk on both my desktop and laptop, but I have not seen memory usage like this until now, either (I just updated my PC with new parts).

Once again, my theme is set to Aero Basic.
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04 Aug 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It may have just been a temporary glitch with Task Manager not updating the graph properly. It worked fine in the 7000 build for me to.

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04 Aug 2009   #9

Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
 
 

You might services starting that are wasting your memory. Is there any chance you have a virus or something that is running in the background and wasting your memory. Just a couple of questions.
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04 Aug 2009   #10

 

Try running this Process Explorer
add a column called Private Bytes on the Process Memory tab in select columns then sort by that.
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