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Windows 7: Think i have a memory leak, cant find it though

16 Feb 2012   #11
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If it was my computer I would keep trend mirco security, mouse and keyboard.
Some of those things can use up a lot of computer. Heck DW6 is a game starting up on boot. What do you have for non Microsoft services.
DW6 should be dynasty warriors 6 (dont have it)

VCC has to stay, thats my graphics drivers, if that gos, my 3d monitor goes.
as for object doc, i often use that inplace of my start bar, so that needs to stay (its also using only 20 some od Kb).
i could turn hydravision off, but its part of my graphics driver so ill loose the abillity of multiple desk tops until i turn it back on.
IDK what akami net session is, but i have no clue what it is, if its tied with logmein than i need it, if not, ill toss it off the list.

origin is already off the startup list so thats not a problem


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16 Feb 2012   #12
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well more than likely it's only a single program that is causing the runaway memory usage.

I would use the Resource Monitor or Process Explorer if necessary to try to find out which one first. Otherwise you'll have to disable them one by one to find out who the culprit is. (Which it may come to in the end anyway, but why not start with the easy way first? )
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16 Feb 2012   #13
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Well more than likely it's only a single program that is causing the runaway memory usage.

I would use the Resource Monitor or Process Explorer if necessary to try to find out which one first. Otherwise you'll have to disable them one by one to find out who the culprit is. (Which it may come to in the end anyway, but why not start with the easy way first? )
ok, so i have resource monitor up, but have to say, im really not sure how you want me to go about searching for the culprit in this application if you wouldn't mind walking me through what you had planned for me to do. i have it open and am in the memory tab // whats next
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17 Feb 2012   #14
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I spelled it out earlier in this thread.

Bring up the Memory tab and sort on "Working Set" which is the actual physical memory being used. It'll bring the highest memory users to the top, if you have a single program leaking gigs of ram it will likely show up pretty clearly.

However there is still the possibility it may not show up there if it's actually a driver causing the problem A program called RamMap may then actually show the leaked memory it but tracking down exactly what driver it is could be tricky.
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17 Feb 2012   #15
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Well more than likely it's only a single program that is causing the runaway memory usage.

I would use the Resource Monitor or Process Explorer if necessary to try to find out which one first. Otherwise you'll have to disable them one by one to find out who the culprit is. (Which it may come to in the end anyway, but why not start with the easy way first? )
ok, so i have resource monitor up, but have to say, im really not sure how you want me to go about searching for the culprit in this application if you wouldn't mind walking me through what you had planned for me to do. i have it open and am in the memory tab // whats next
Basically, this is what it should look like

Think i have a memory leak, cant find it though-capture.jpg

You achieve this result when left clicking the column header labeled "Working Set"

It should be in the descending order. I usually have these types of memory leaks when leaving browser windows open for a long time.


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Think i have a memory leak, cant find it though-capture.jpg  
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17 Feb 2012   #16
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Well more than likely it's only a single program that is causing the runaway memory usage.

I would use the Resource Monitor or Process Explorer if necessary to try to find out which one first. Otherwise you'll have to disable them one by one to find out who the culprit is. (Which it may come to in the end anyway, but why not start with the easy way first? )
ok, so i have resource monitor up, but have to say, im really not sure how you want me to go about searching for the culprit in this application if you wouldn't mind walking me through what you had planned for me to do. i have it open and am in the memory tab // whats next
Basically, this is what it should look like

Think i have a memory leak, cant find it though-capture.jpg

You achieve this result when left clicking the column header labeled "Working Set"

It should be in the descending order. I usually have these types of memory leaks when leaving browser windows open for a long time.
i did that originally and had to ask the question for sure, few conclusive results come from guessing, however i guess it might have in my case
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17 Feb 2012   #17
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Can you post the screenshot here?
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17 Feb 2012   #18
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
I spelled it out earlier in this thread.

Bring up the Memory tab and sort on "Working Set" which is the actual physical memory being used. It'll bring the highest memory users to the top, if you have a single program leaking gigs of ram it will likely show up pretty clearly.

However there is still the possibility it may not show up there if it's actually a driver causing the problem A program called RamMap may then actually show the leaked memory it but tracking down exactly what driver it is could be tricky.
so, heres what it loos like BEFORE i start having problems (understandably not like the day i built it/bought it, but when i first installed windows it ran with a smooth 16%- 20% on start up... now its 24 to 36 on start up)
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17 Feb 2012   #19
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
Can you post the screenshot here?
ya, was bout to
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17 Feb 2012   #20
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ok your looking ok so far... Now I guess you have to wait for the problem to get bad and take a look again.
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