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Windows 7: Need to know what is eating my ram..


30 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Need to know what is eating my ram..

Have 8gb of ram in the system. I'm running no programs, and 3.5gb of it is in use. Now, if that is being used to improve the speed, cool with me.. if not, then I want to know what is eating it.. I downloaded process explorer, and cannot find anything listed to account for the ram usage. I could probably reboot the machine and watch the number drop, but I am interested in knowing where it went.. Any advice welcome!!

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30 Aug 2009   #2

 

Memory caching - SuperFetch.

Post some screenshots of TaskManager/Processes and TaskManager/Performance to confirm.
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31 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Having troubles with my keyboard, and screenshot key. It seems it is not working.. Will up the pics when I get this piece resolved..
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31 Aug 2009   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
Having troubles with my keyboard, and screenshot key. It seems it is not working.. Will up the pics when I get this piece resolved..
Start
All Programs
Accessories
Snipping Tool

It is not necessary to use the old school method.
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31 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

Windows Sysinternals
havent try this before, but check this for a start
Process Explorer v11.33 By Mark Russinovich
Quote:
Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you'll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.
The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.
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31 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for that.. I rebooted last night, and the problem is no longer occurring.. I will wait to see if it happens again, and get some screen shots up..
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31 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Will add.. I did try process explorer, and was unable to find any offending program/programs that were using so much ram..
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31 Aug 2009   #8

 

Memory caching - SuperFetch.

Post some screenshots of TaskManager/Processes and TaskManager/Performance to confirm.

Memory caching - SuperFetch.

Post some screenshots of TaskManager/Processes and TaskManager/Performance to confirm.
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31 Aug 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
Thanks for that.. I rebooted last night, and the problem is no longer occurring.. I will wait to see if it happens again, and get some screen shots up..
The "problem" will happen again. Only thing is, it's probably not a problem.

Memory caching - SuperFetch.

Post some screenshots of TaskManager/Processes and TaskManager/Performance to confirm.
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03 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise Build 7600 | Windows XP SP2
 
 

Ever tried the resource monitor?
it shows what u want to know..
start the task manager -> performance tab -> resource monitor
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