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Windows 7: RAM usage too high

18 Oct 2012   #11
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hawky222 View Post
I was just wondering what the modified colour is.
That will be memory that has been used by windows and the data will be written back to the hard drive at some point. Even though the chart shows standby ram of 1 gb that ram will be full of data which can and is written back to the hard drive swap file.
This game like a lot of others needs a big swap file either a massive fixed one or let windows manage it. You could make things a little better by adding another 4gb of ram but ddr2 ram is not cheap.


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18 Oct 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is not too bad. Indianatone is not quite right - the 'Standby' section (dark blue) is also available RAM. That part contains only cached processes with low priority. Thus you have over 1GB of available RAM after 10 minutes.

I fail to see why the system would crash under those circumstances. There must be another problem. If you forced a blue screen with the accompanying memory dump, you could post the dump here and some of the experts here may find the real cause of the crash. Post it as a new BSOD problem. Then it gets to the right people.
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18 Oct 2012   #13
Hawky222

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This is not too bad. Indianatone is not quite right - the 'Standby' section (dark blue) is also available RAM. That part contains only cached processes with low priority. Thus you have over 1GB of available RAM after 10 minutes.

I fail to see why the system would crash under those circumstances. There must be another problem. If you forced a blue screen with the accompanying memory dump, you could post the dump here and some of the experts here may find the real cause of the crash. Post it as a new BSOD problem. Then it gets to the right people.
And how do i force a BSOD? The PC only freezes
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18 Oct 2012   #14
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hawky222 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This is not too bad. Indianatone is not quite right - the 'Standby' section (dark blue) is also available RAM. That part contains only cached processes with low priority. Thus you have over 1GB of available RAM after 10 minutes.

I fail to see why the system would crash under those circumstances. There must be another problem. If you forced a blue screen with the accompanying memory dump, you could post the dump here and some of the experts here may find the real cause of the crash. Post it as a new BSOD problem. Then it gets to the right people.
And how do i force a BSOD? The PC only freezes
There is only a fixed 10Gb page file so there is nowhere left to write anything to hence the issue. Have you tried letting windows manage your page file before you get in to troubleshooting deeper?
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18 Oct 2012   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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18 Oct 2012   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hawky222 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This is not too bad. Indianatone is not quite right - the 'Standby' section (dark blue) is also available RAM. That part contains only cached processes with low priority. Thus you have over 1GB of available RAM after 10 minutes.

I fail to see why the system would crash under those circumstances. There must be another problem. If you forced a blue screen with the accompanying memory dump, you could post the dump here and some of the experts here may find the real cause of the crash. Post it as a new BSOD problem. Then it gets to the right people.
And how do i force a BSOD? The PC only freezes
There is only a fixed 10Gb page file so there is nowhere left to write anything to hence the issue. Have you tried letting windows manage your page file before you get in to troubleshooting deeper?
Did you see that he still has more than 1GB of available real RAM. So at the 10 minute mark, there has not been a single byte written to the pagefile.
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18 Oct 2012   #17
Hawky222

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hawky222 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This is not too bad. Indianatone is not quite right - the 'Standby' section (dark blue) is also available RAM. That part contains only cached processes with low priority. Thus you have over 1GB of available RAM after 10 minutes.

I fail to see why the system would crash under those circumstances. There must be another problem. If you forced a blue screen with the accompanying memory dump, you could post the dump here and some of the experts here may find the real cause of the crash. Post it as a new BSOD problem. Then it gets to the right people.
And how do i force a BSOD? The PC only freezes
There is only a fixed 10Gb page file so there is nowhere left to write anything to hence the issue. Have you tried letting windows manage your page file before you get in to troubleshooting deeper?
I changed it to 32GB like you said before.
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18 Oct 2012   #18
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hawky222 View Post

And how do i force a BSOD? The PC only freezes
There is only a fixed 10Gb page file so there is nowhere left to write anything to hence the issue. Have you tried letting windows manage your page file before you get in to troubleshooting deeper?
Did you see that he still has more than 1GB of available real RAM. So at the 10 minute mark, there has not been a single byte written to the pagefile.
Yes Sir I did but at that time his problem of freezing is yet to occur, I suspect it happens when windows tries to write back to the hard drive and can't.
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18 Oct 2012   #19
Hawky222

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, I can't trigger the BSOD, because nothing responds. It's like my PC is off but the screen still shows the game.
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18 Oct 2012   #20
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

So this happened before you upgraded to Windows 7? You bough a new PSU and Graphics card and this problem started or was it already present? Have you checked the temps of your machine? Is the CPU overheating?
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting download and post the results please.
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