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Windows 7: Over 7 hours ram usage hits 100% - sometimes randomly shows artifacts

12 Dec 2014   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I'm starting to think It's time to upgrade to 8.1 from Windows 7... If I can't figure this issue out that'll be the next action I take... If that doesn't work a clean install might be something I do... OR build a new rig...

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12 Dec 2014   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Have you changed your pagefile or how the memory is used?
I always let Windows 7 manage memory.
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12 Dec 2014   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

From the commit limit of 35 GB the pagefile must be about 17 GB. This should be more than enough and with the current commit of 16 GB it appears that it is. There is no way to tell in Task Manager how much of that is actually being used.

The current usage is far higher than is accounted for by anything shown in Task manager.

In a 64 bit OS the file cache can grow very large. In a busy file server it would typically be the largest portion of system RAM but in a workstation it would take some very unusual usage patterns to drive it that high. Task Manager will tell us nothing of this. In Windows 7 the value for "Cached" oddly enough does not include the file cache.

Performance Monitor "Cache Bytes" in the Memory section will show the size of the file cache.

Malware could be responsible for the high usage. But with the current sophistication that malware has reached AV products cannot be relied on to detect it.
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17 Dec 2014   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

The Samsung magician software changes how the pagefile is set but I just changed it to let windows maintain it.. so i'll see what happens i guess..
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18 Dec 2014   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I gave up and installed windows 8.1 everything is back to normal now.. Thanks for the help everyone!
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