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Windows 7: Ram Usage way too high, not showing up properly in task manager

20 Mar 2011   #1
slade17

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Ram Usage way too high, not showing up properly in task manager

I had 2gb of ram and upgraded to 8gb recently. I really saw the performance at first but then it dropped off to where it was before pretty quickly. Right now my task manager performance tab shows 5.7 GB of ram being used, while adding up everything manually in the "processes" tab (and rounding up) shows 1.29 GB being used. I downloaded and ran a hidden process revealer (Process Revealer Free Edition 1.0 - Free hidden malware detector) which showed 0 hidden processes. This is also without any antivirus software running, as I know that can suck up RAM (although I just ran the windows antivirus scan with no results, and I'm running spybot S&D now). I'll deactivate all startup programs and reboot after the antivirus scan to see if that helps, but what could be causing this? I can't think of anything aside from a rootkit - definitely not good news.


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20 Mar 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. Did you click "Show processes from all users"
2. Did you account for the workspaces of those processes
3. Look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. That will give you a better picture.
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21 Mar 2011   #3
slade17

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
1. Did you click "Show processes from all users" 2. Did you account for the workspaces of those processes
3. Look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. That will give you a better picture.
1. yes
2. what are the workspaces of the processes? that's something that's hard to google without knowing more.
3. thanks, that has more info but I still don't see how it could add up to 5+ gb of ram.
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21 Mar 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try Rammap. That gives you more details: RAMMap
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