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Windows 7: Physical memory fills up FAST (89% in under a hour)

02 Feb 2014   #1

Physical memory fills up FAST (89% in under a hour)

So I've recently had this problem. My physical memory starts off around 25% and fills up to 80-90% within an hour. I've done an In depth Virus scan of everything on my computer. My anti-virus software is ESET NOD32 ANTI-VIRUS. I have never had this problem before and my computer is 4 years old. I also recently upgraded the Power supply, RAM and Graphics card.
I have a Aurora_R3 computer.
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
8.00GB RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Also it never fulls up completely. It stays at a steady 88-89% and I have no idea why. This problem has started to occur about 2 days or less ago. Also my CPU usage is always low. It never skyrockets unless I'm running Battlefield 4 or other high intensity graphic games.

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02 Feb 2014   #2


Gyazo - 1aa65ebed24232fb0e23d8eaad4dd215.png <- Windows task manager

Gyazo - 93033c2a554f39435efc2c4e46db4024.png <- Resource Monitor

The nvstreamsvc.exe (Associated with NVIDIA) is obviously the problem. I did end the process completely and it solved it. But It turns its self back on once I close the task manager. So I'm stumped.
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02 Feb 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Blakerz,

That would be the NVIDIA Streamer Service (NvStreamSvc) for NVIDIA SHIELD. It's part of GeForce Experience. If you don't use it, then you could stop and disable the service that should stop it from running.

Services - Start or Disable

Hope this helps,
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02 Feb 2014   #4


I was able to stop it via Services. I just have one more question, is there any way I can stop it from automatically starting so I don't have to stop it every time my computer starts up? It personally doesn't matter to me because it takes seconds to do, it just seems that it would get tedious over time. Also, thanks for the info!
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03 Feb 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Disabling the service should stop it. Stopping it doesn't disable it.

If you don't use NVIDIA Experience, then you could also uninstall it in Programs and Features to stop it.
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