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Windows 7: VERY high mem usage

04 Aug 2009   #11
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I had this happen to me today. I was trying to run a chkdsk on an external HD. I have the paging file disabled (with SSD and 8GB RAM) build 7229 and it told me I was running low on memory.

I looked at resource monitor and "explorer.exe" was using 7.5 GB or RAM.

I restarted and it went away. Never seen this before....

Just for everyones information.


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04 Aug 2009   #12
Frostbite

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I had this happen to me today. I was trying to run a chkdsk on an external HD. I have the paging file disabled (with SSD and 8GB RAM) build 7229 and it told me I was running low on memory.

I looked at resource monitor and "explorer.exe" was using 7.5 GB or RAM.

I restarted and it went away. Never seen this before....

Just for everyones information.
Check this thread out
https://www.sevenforums.com/news/1937...ows-7-rtm.html
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04 Aug 2009   #13
blah380

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x86
 
 

Update speed was normal;

It was (and still is) a clean install of Windows, so no, no chance of infection;

The services were default;

I tried Process Explorer, it showed a total of about 3GB worth of programs under process memory tab;

This is not 7 RTM, it's RC1.

Rebooting did not fix the issue. The primary drive is a brand new SSD, so I doubt it's fragmentation or data corruption.
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04 Aug 2009   #14
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
Interesting. huh

I wonder if or why this issue is just coming to light. Maybe it's been a known issue. Funny there are some recent threads about this the last day or two....
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05 Aug 2009   #15
blah380

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x86
 
 

Interesting. But I wasn't running a check disk... I HAD opened a game (Unreal Tournament 3). It was closed, and the process was ended, however.
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05 Aug 2009   #16
johngalt

 

You have to remember - most people don't have that much RAM and thus don't have the ability to have all their stuff in RAM - you do - so it is not surprising to see it using that much b/c it has that much available an still has 5 GB free.

*and* you had your pagefile off b/c of the SSD....
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05 Aug 2009   #17
spazzie

Windows XP Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blah380 View Post
Hey guys, I have Windows 7 RC1 (build 7000) x64 in English. While idling, Windows is using ~7GB of RAM (I have 12GB total).
I have NOTHING running that comes even CLOSE to this amount of usage, so what's going on?
Well in the old days of Windows XP you could install more RAM and you would receive a performance boost.

Nowdays Windows Vista / WIndows 7 will cache applications off HDD to all of your RAM like in my case powerpoint, excel and a host of other apps I rarely use. Awesome use of my RAM huh!

I've found foreground applications / the desktop in Vista and Windows 7 slower than Windows XP as a result.
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05 Aug 2009   #18
blah380

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
You have to remember - most people don't have that much RAM and thus don't have the ability to have all their stuff in RAM - you do - so it is not surprising to see it using that much b/c it has that much available an still has 5 GB free.

*and* you had your pagefile off b/c of the SSD....
So what you're saying is, Windows detects how good a computer you have and runs more applications if you have more memory?

This is complete and utter ****. Windows runs the same apps if you have 512MB of RAM or 128GB of it.

Having my page file off does not affect my current memory usage by 6GB, especially when nothing except the OS, Firefox, and Pidgin are running.

Perhaps you don't understand page filing - it's space on your hard drive that's used as if it was RAM. Since I had nothing running, it doesn't matter if page filing is enabled or not - nothing would have been page filed.
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05 Aug 2009   #19
blah380

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x86
 
 

It's happening again.

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07 Aug 2009   #20
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blah380 View Post
So what you're saying is, Windows detects how good a computer you have and runs more applications if you have more memory?

This is complete and utter ****. Windows runs the same apps if you have 512MB of RAM or 128GB of it.

Having my page file off does not affect my current memory usage by 6GB, especially when nothing except the OS, Firefox, and Pidgin are running.

Perhaps you don't understand page filing - it's space on your hard drive that's used as if it was RAM. Since I had nothing running, it doesn't matter if page filing is enabled or not - nothing would have been page filed.
Im actually having the same Issue, but Im using 32-bit with 3GB of RAM.
Heres what Ive noticed
After a fresh reboot, my RAM usage is below 800MB and ESET NOD32 AntiVirus V4 is using 40MB of RAM.
For no reason, the RAM likes to go up and uses about 75% of my 3GB. Here, ESET lowers its self to 10MB.
And on my VERY OLD pc running windows XP performance edition, 256MB of RAM. Ive seen ESET go UNDER 1MB of RAM usage.
Now thats good performance!!!
I think its the same for most other pcs...
Look at mcafee, it uses 300MB of RAM during a scan if you have like 3GB RAM+++
OR 100MB if you have 526MB (Which is still, HORRIBLE considering ESET uses 10MB to scan with 256MB RAM, ROFL)
Weird....
Oh well, Firefox loves to eat 200MB. Thats nothing.
WTF is using my RAM? It should be lower than 1GB!!!
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