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Windows 7: Modified RAM not being released

06 Feb 2013   #1
JumpSteady187

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Modified RAM not being released

Hi! My first sevenforums post. I've had this problem for quite awhile and i have narrowed down to what the problem is. I stream movies to my xbox via WMC. My computer puts the high res movies into the RAM for streaming and i verified this by using RAMmap. These video files are multiple gigs but i have 16GB of RAM. Once i'm done watching the video, my modified RAM is up to 8-14GB depending how many movies, how large the movie files are, etc. This causes programs to crash and i have to restart my computer to empty the RAM. RAMmap feature of emptying the modified ram does not work for removing the movie files from the RAM.

How can i fix these files being stuck in the modifed RAM?

Thanks to any replies and suggestions.

Anyone trouble shooting RAM issues with leaking RAM, RAMmap is a great tool thats free. Edited to add link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../ff700229.aspx


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06 Feb 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello JumpSteady, and welcome to Seven Forums.

There's no need to try and clear your memory/RAM. By default, memory is cleared automatically as needed by Windows.

If you are having progams crashing due to low memory, then you may need to set the page file to be managed by Windows (default setting and recommended), or increase it's size instead.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Feb 2013   #3
JumpSteady187

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the response first off.

Windows by default wants to us 32GB on my 90GB SSD. Is it even advisable to put the paging file on my SSD? Do i want to add paging files to my other HDDs? I did forget I had my paging file set to really small(whoops) at 1024Mb, lol.
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06 Feb 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Once you take a look at Brinks Tutorial and comply try watching your ram with this built into windows. Resource Monitor.

Resource Monitor

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06 Feb 2013   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

The page file would be faster on the SSD, but you could move it to be on another internal HDD if you like to save space on the SSD.

LOL, yeah 1 GB for the page file is pretty small. You might increase it to say 5 GB (5120 MB) to see how that goes. If not well, then keep increasing it a bit until you no longer have the issue hopefully.
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06 Feb 2013   #6
JumpSteady187

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Once you take a look at Brinks Tutorial try watching your ram with this built into windows. Resource Monitor.

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I have done this, I fixed the paging file size and I am going to see if i still have the same problems.
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06 Feb 2013   #7
JumpSteady187

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Who needs a paging file with 16GB of RAM??! apparently this guy
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06 Feb 2013   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Please let us know how it went.
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06 Feb 2013   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If anybody cares I have 12 gigs of ram and just let Windows 7 take care of the ram and I have no problems. It does a fine job all by it's self. Much better than older systems like XP.
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06 Feb 2013   #10
JumpSteady187

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Increased the paging file to 16GB after moving some stuff off of my SSD to one of my HDDs, updated my video codecs just in case of the off chance they were causing a memory leak. After playing a few movies, I have 13GBs of memory in "Standby" instead of in "Modified". I think the problem is resolved. Thanks for the help.
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