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Windows 7: My RAM is over 5GB after boot


08 Dec 2011   #1

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 
My RAM is over 5GB after boot

Take a look at my memory usage 5 minutes after boot. (I have 8GB of Ram)
http://i40.tinypic.com/2wqvq82.png
I've tried disabling startup programs & services from MsConfig and manually starting them one at a time. Waiting 20+ minutes between programs to figure out what program has a memory leak but it hasnt helped.

I know what your thinking. . . open up task manager and check what program is using the most memory.
Task manager says the total amount of memory allocated is around 2GB but look at the bottom of this screenshot. 69% of my 8GBs are allocated; not 2GB.
http://i42.tinypic.com/14xh1sg.png

Is this some kind of memory leak?
How should I go about determing which program is causing this?


Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Core i5 2500k
G-Skill 8GB Ram
Evga 260GTX GPU
Asus P8Z68 MotherBoard


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08 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for providing such detailed information, makes it easier to help you.

Could you do another screenshot of the running processes in Task Manager please - but this time, be sure to first click the button "Show processes from all users" at the bottom.
In your screenshot above, only the processes that run under your user account are visible, but we need to see all of them.

I agree that the RAM usage increase after boot is a sign of a memory hog somewhere. We'll get this figured out.
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08 Dec 2011   #3

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I never knew that button existed untill today.
http://i40.tinypic.com/2agvlzt.png
I know thats alot of processes but it still doesnt justify 4.8GB of memory.

Looks like I have some services to disable.
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08 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Folding at home set for startup?
I would just start that one manally.

Might be part of the reason so much memory is being used at start up too.
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08 Dec 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As far as I can see 3GBs account for caching - which is considered "available" RAM. But it would be clearer if we could see a pic of the Reource Monitor > Memory tab. The button for that is on the bottom right of the Task Manager window.
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08 Dec 2011   #6

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Ive disabled a hadfull of services and Ill disable F@H for the time being and reboot.
Heres a snapshot of the resource mon
http://i41.tinypic.com/25i0p3b.png
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08 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The web page with the pic hangs. Why not just upload directly to the forum?

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08 Dec 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Judging by the Resource Monitor, I would say that this is not unusual for a system with 8GBs of RAM. Compare that to my picture - but I have only 3GB of RAM.


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08 Dec 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
The web page with the pic hangs. Why not just upload directly to the forum?

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Works here. But I agree, the paperclip is easier.
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08 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I'm not sure I would call that normal. There's a lot running on your machine I'm not familiar with but here's my 8GB memory usage at the moment.


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