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Windows 7: high paged kernel memory

22 Apr 2011   #1
revan89

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
high paged kernel memory

I'm just wondering if this is something abnormal. I keep my system up 24/7 just shutting off display without putting it to sleep/hibernate. Every morning when I wake up and check the kernel memory, it's quite high >500mb. I checked with a friend and his is onli about ~300. What does this mean, a memory leak?


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22 Apr 2011   #2
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No, it means your kernel simply has more allocations than his. Unless it's causing a performance or stability detriment or growing over time without shrinking back properly, then it's nothing to worry about. Also note that there are several kernel pools that make up kernel memory as a whole, so to troubleshoot (if that is necessary) it's going to require you being more specific about memory usage, and to where, in the kernel.
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23 Apr 2011   #3
revan89

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

so what do i need to do ?
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24 Apr 2011   #4
revan89

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

also i noticed that the number of handles gets higher and higher with each passing day. boots up at 30000, after 1 day it's 50000, 2 days 60000
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28 Apr 2011   #5
sparkler

7 64bit
 
 

im also getting this problem starts at around 200MB then after a few mins goes to 500MB+ currently at 658MB atm
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28 Apr 2011   #6
revan89

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

and thats after how long up time?
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29 Apr 2011   #7
sparkler

7 64bit
 
 

only 7 mins uptime now at 709mb after 14hours uptime
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29 Apr 2011   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you actually having issues with your computer?
Or just assuming big numbers mean something bad?
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29 Apr 2011   #9
revan89

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

had issues with nvidia kernel driver stop responding and artifacts in games, so still trying to figure out if this has to do with it. Some forums say that kernel paged shouldnt be that high
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29 Apr 2011   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Could be a memory leak. Try updating/ downdating device drivers.
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