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

06 Sep 2012   #1

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 (Windows 7 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

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

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

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

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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

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

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

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

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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