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Windows 7: Windows out of memory too soon

23 Mar 2011   #1
p3d0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows out of memory too soon

Windows suddenly is goig to 90%+ even with little programs running.
I have 4 G of RAM, so I'm used to run Firefox, Chrome, Photoshop, Illustrator and many others at once.
I guess there's a memory leak somewhere, what can I do?

Edit: I forgot the screenshot.
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23 Mar 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Post a screenshot of all the processes in Task Manager(Ctrl+Shift+Esc)
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23 Mar 2011   #3
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Firefox is absolutely gobbling up resources (note the additional plug in connectors, not JUST firefox itself). I would suggest running just that or Chrome, rather than both. I think a memory leak is a bit of an extreme leap to make, but it is possible. I would recommend using the memory tools in Ultimate Boot Disk to pursue that, but I think that most likely is that you need to either refine how you're using the machine, or boost the memory another 4gb.
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23 Mar 2011   #4
p3d0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, Firefox is usually around 200-300+, but that's normal (I always have 10+ tabs open).
The issue is that recently, a week or so ago, windows is trying to shutdown processes because memory is at 90%.
Even when having Firefox, Illustrator and a 100+ Photshop file opened, it would seldom reach 90% used.
I'll try the boot CD and come back with results.
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23 Mar 2011   #5
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p3d0 View Post
Yes, Firefox is usually around 200-300+, but that's normal (I always have 10+ tabs open).
The issue is that recently, a week or so ago, windows is trying to shutdown processes because memory is at 90%.
Even when having Firefox, Illustrator and a 100+ Photshop file opened, it would seldom reach 90% used.
I'll try the boot CD and come back with results.
There's also a couple other services utilized by Firefox named other things (one of which was another 80k of memory).

Not to sound rude, but why not simply close a few things?

Also, how long has it been since you did a full virus and spyware scan?
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24 Mar 2011   #6
p3d0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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There's also a couple other services utilized by Firefox named other things (one of which was another 80k of memory).
I know, but I repeat, that's normal! It has always been that way. But now Windows is going out of memory too fast.
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Not to sound rude, but why not simply close a few things?
Not rude at all, but that's not a solution. I want my pc back to normal.
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Also, how long has it been since you did a full virus and spyware scan?
It has been a while. Since I'm not your average regular user(I'm an advanced Win/Linux user) I hardly get any virus, but I'll check that also.
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24 Mar 2011   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Check your Virtual Memory settings and set them to Automatically manage paging file size for all drives - see: Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums
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