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Windows 7: Excessive RAM usage, Cannot find culprit, need it fixed ASAP

25 Aug 2014   #1
Da3droth

Windows 7 Professional service pack 1 64 bit
 
 
Excessive RAM usage, Cannot find culprit, need it fixed ASAP

So just as i said in the description, my ram fills up till there is nothing left (8GB) there are no open programs and i shut off unnecessary processes but its still right up there, here are some screen shots.
Any Help will be greatly appreciated.




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25 Aug 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What is ASAP?
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25 Aug 2014   #3
Da3droth

Windows 7 Professional service pack 1 64 bit
 
 

As soon as possible, please and thank you.
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25 Aug 2014   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Processes tab showing and sorted by the "Memory - Working set" column. You will need to add this column with the "Select columns" option in the view menu. The "Memory(Private working set)" column does not show all of the processes usage.
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25 Aug 2014   #5
Da3droth

Windows 7 Professional service pack 1 64 bit
 
 

I do believe this is what you are asking for?


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25 Aug 2014   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

As I suspected the process list shows nothing that would account for the problem. The Non paged pool seems high but not nearly high enough to account for the issue. More advanced diagnostics will be required. I don't think I can be of much further help.
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25 Aug 2014   #7
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

The last screenshot says the physical memory is only 44%. Add the column Peak Working Set, that might be useful.
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25 Aug 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What programs are set to run as startup?

What is your virtual memory set to?

advanced system settings-performance settings-advanced tab-virtual memory Should be checked to automatically manage page file.
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25 Aug 2014   #9
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Windows likes to use as much RAM as possible. Yours doesn't seem out of line to me. One thing that may help is to set the Paging File/Virtual Memory to the recommended 1.5 times the installed RAM [in Search, Help and Support on Virtual Memory]. Virtual Memory allows offloading the older data from RAM to make room for newer. I also have 8GB on my Win7 and have the Virtual Memory at 12GB but it's on a second physical HDD [not a separate partition on the C: drive] and usually get a noticeable improvement playing videos.
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26 Aug 2014   #10
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The pagefile is most likely system managed. We already know that the current size of the pagefile is roughly the same size as RAM. The commit limit (currently 15 GB) is the size of RAM plus the size of the pagefile minus a small overhead. Under normal conditions the current size should be more than enough. The commit charge tells us nothing about how much of the pagefile is actually in use.
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