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Windows 7: Running out of memory!

10 Oct 2010   #1
palz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 
Running out of memory!

I have a pretty powerful machine, yet windows7 tells me that it's low on memory even when explorer isn't running. Task manager says 3.51 out of 4gb in use, and the largest process is ie9 (52,668k) and dwm (14,660k) for all users. A reboot clears this, but it happens again. What's wrong?!

In the meantime, I'll be in Ubuntu 10.10


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10 Oct 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Are you sure? If Windows is low on memory, it will first try to increase your page memory. Has it done this? What is your specific error message?
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11 Oct 2010   #3
techcal

XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

^That's right, Windows should automatically page to the drive if it's running low on free system RAM.

To the OP: what are your system specs? Are you sure you don't have anything else running in the background?

You can use Process Explorer to see what's going on in the background
Process Explorer

Also, have you disabled your paging file and/or are you low on disk space?
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11 Oct 2010   #4
palz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

No, I have plenty of disk space. I'm just wondering why it skyrocketed to 3.5GB used memory with few visible open programs.
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11 Oct 2010   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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11 Oct 2010   #6
palz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

Thanks
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11 Oct 2010   #7
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Glad to help!
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27 Nov 2010   #8
palz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

Now I have a different problem: svchost.exe is the biggest systemwide process, and I still have the leak.
Here's a Resource Monitor screen: Screen shot 2010-11-27 at 5.45.56 PM.png
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27 Nov 2010   #9
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

What antivirus are you using? How many programs do you have running in your system tray/startup? If you have too many programs running in the background it can lead to running out of memory (for example, I only have 3 programs, AVG, OpenOffice, and Mesh), although I don't think that should be the problem since you have 4gigs, but you should look into it anyway. Also check out some tutorials on optimizing/tweaking/tuning up Windows 7 to improve performance and possibly clean up memory:

Optimize Windows 7

http://www.tweakhound.com/windows7/tweaking/index.html

Speed up Windows 7

Good luck!
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27 Nov 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by palz View Post
Now I have a different problem: svchost.exe is the biggest systemwide process, and I still have the leak.
Here's a Resource Monitor screen: Screen shot 2010-11-27 at 5.45.56 PM.png
Your link is rated as a "malicious website". Can you attach the picture to a post (with the paperclip above).
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