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Windows 7: System lagging, RAM at 100% usage, svchost.exe

06 Sep 2012   #1
maximumpower

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
System lagging, RAM at 100% usage, svchost.exe

Hi,

I am having an issue which happens at random times. My computers RAM/Physical Memory usage slowly climbs up to around 90-100% and the system starts lagging. This happens while the computer is idling and also when playing game/browsing internet.

I uploaded a few screenshots of the task manager tabs. A program called svchost.exe is using basically all the RAM. When i right click and click 'go to service' it says it is Audioendpointbuilder.


Usually when this happens i just restart the pc and hope it doesn't do it again. I have tried repairing the OS (Win7 HP 64bit), updating the pc, restoring back to a previous point and nothing seems to work. I have seen a lot of these threads on the Internet but none of them are solved.


Any help would be appreciated. If you need any more info i can post more when my PC does it again. Which shouldn't be too long.


I have 8GB RAM BTW




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06 Sep 2012   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Umm your assumption is wrong, you say svchost.exe is using all your RAM, but clearly it is only using 250 MBs. While it appears you have 8 GBs of RAM, 250 MBs of 8192 MBs is not using all the RAM. What is probably going on is some application you have has a memory leak...which one is hard to tell from the screenshots.

Try RAMMap, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../ff700229.aspx
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07 Sep 2012   #3
dexislegend123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Correct me if i am wrong logicearth. But if RAMMap cannot identify what is causing the leak under svchost.exe. Wouldnt it be advised to check if the actual files are not infected? I know this hasn't been the case in majority of the times but surely is it not a possibility not worth overlooking?
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07 Sep 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

I never said their was a leak under svchost. RAMMap is used to identify WHERE the memory is going. And sure we can do a dozen different tests and stuff, but lets start slow and ask the OP to do one thing at a time, okay. Less confusion that way.
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07 Sep 2012   #5
oxymoron02

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Why do you have seven instances of Chrome running?
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07 Sep 2012   #6
dexislegend123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

...because chrome opens a processor space for each tab....?

it doesn't group.
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07 Sep 2012   #7
oxymoron02

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

... Thankyou for explaining that to me...

The ellipses let me know you think I'm a retard for not knowing it already.
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09 Sep 2012   #8
maximumpower

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

RAMMap didn't tell me where the excess ram was going/leaking but the problem was Google chrome. Someone posted in a Microsoft article that Google chrome has been doing this with their latest 21.0.1180.89 version. I emailed Google support and they said they are aware of the issue and are working on fixing it in their next update. They recommended uninstalling/re-installing.
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09 Sep 2012   #9
dexislegend123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

If this solved the problem Mark down as thread as solved so other are aware . And glad its sorted
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