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Windows 7: svchost seems to be eating my ram

06 Nov 2014   #1
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 
svchost seems to be eating my ram

l have mentioned this in another thread, but the problem seems to be getting more annoying, especially seeing as l just noticed svchost was getting close to 1GB of ram usage this time.

lve no idea why, but process explorer seems to note many of these "ntdll.dll!RtlValidateHeap+0x170" within the threads tab other than that l dont really see anything all that strange in the respects that while there are allot of threads starting with the ntdll.dll there seems to be one instance of every other thread, tho "ntdll.dll!RtlValidateHeap+0x170" does show up within other svchost instances.

lm just wondering whats causing it considering lve not had this issue before when l closed my browsers etc ld reclaim my ram going back to 25% or so but now the svchost services just keep on growing.

could this have anything to do with the ram l removed? l had to remove 8gb (leaving 8gb) because the other two sticks were causing bsods..


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06 Nov 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

In Process Explorer double-click that process and look in the tab "Services" to see which services are hosted by that svchost process.

There's an old thread here about the same problem (although it turned out to be caused by the anti-virus product in that case) with the suggestion to split the services for that svchost process into separate processes to easier identify what's causing it:
svchost.exe + NTDLL.DLL Causing high CPU Usage
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06 Nov 2014   #3
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

just looked at the tab took a screencap, looks like three services under that svchost..

could the large amount of ram usage be down to the diagnostic service? l wouldnt have thought it would be fonts tho, that said this svchost wasnt listed under explorer tho it did group itself with firefox when it was open for some reason.

still the only difference between the problem you linked me to and my own is that mine relates to ram usage rather than CPU usage.


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06 Nov 2014   #4
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

think lve had a breakthrough, was googling each of the services and l noticed a thread regarding the Network Store interface service possibly having a memory leak, long story short l decided to restart it, first time nothing changed.. the second time l restarted it ram usage shot down, tho l had to restart my computer because the net didnt come back properly (from what lve read its an essential network service so something likely didnt restart).


https://social.technet.microsoft.com...ce-memory-leak
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06 Nov 2014   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

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06 Nov 2014   #6
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

ok, good. Time will tell if it was temporary or not.

Oh, and all 6 are services. Not only the ones with the word service in the Display Name, hence the tab name.

I've seen many font problems causing high ram, but only for a process named PresentationFontCache.exe
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06 Nov 2014   #7
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

indeed l did maxie, however when l requested the fix it warned me that it wasnt stable and could cause problems, plus l read that the final user did try to install it but it refused to install warning of comparability problems.

tho the last user mentioned installing all hotfixes and didnt get any problems since, but the program he mentioned kinda confuses me so l havent tried that.


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edit just found this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2847346

will run the hotfix and see if that helps.
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06 Nov 2014   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I do not think it will be needed any how ... I am sure you can resolve the issue
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06 Nov 2014   #9
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

thought ld share the link l found the hotfix on for reference, lets hope it slows down my issue:

nsi memory leaks fixed yet? - Microsoft Community
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07 Nov 2014   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Did you use the Fix then ? ...
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