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Windows 7: exessive memory usage

21 Jul 2017   #21
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

PS I followed Brink's Clean Start-Up earlier in the week. The trouble is, this issue only occurs occasionally and never re-occurs after a re-start.


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21 Jul 2017   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Notice my post #2.
I have very little checked.
I do (zero) auto updates. One never knows what they are adding and how often they check for updates.
I have Microsoft Services at the default settings. Windows 7 know when to use it services and how.
Programs I use as needed are not checked.
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Example:
If one has Office I would have it unchecked in Startup. When and or if I want to use Office, I just tick on the icon or program. When done I close Office.
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Your picture in post #20 looks normal for all the things that are loading on boot.
Removing some of the unnecessary things from Startup and NON-Microsoft Services will help.

Jack
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21 Jul 2017   #23
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

What I still don't understand is: taking AMD External Events Utility as an example, it was set to Manual in my Local Services list but was ticked (but stopped) in the Config Services list. How can two Services readouts show different things? As I said, because I had it set to manual, and because it was stopped, I had to assume it was inactive. However, am I reading you correctly when you say that it was not disabled in the Config list and consequently was loading, or sometimes loading, at Start-up?
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21 Jul 2017   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I don't know if it is running.
What I know is I do not changes things in Service. Your post #8.
I just uncheck them in msconfig/Services.
I'm not sure if those programs will work at all if they are disabled.
msconfig/services (unchecked) allows me to tick on 'said program' and use it as I please.

Do you have a backup or restore point before you changed all those Services?

Note: Your memory usage is not that unusual. Your used ram in 2520 mb, 30 % of 8 gb.
My system is using 13% of 16 gb of ram.

Jack
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21 Jul 2017   #25
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

I got a little script off Brink many years back that automatically generates a Restore Point on boot up.
None of the things I unchecked were needed... ever, as far as I am aware. easy enough to re-check them should a surprise occur.
Also, I was directed to a Black Viper - again, many years ago - who supplied a Services check-list for Safe, Tweaked or Bare-Bones configuration. I have used his Tweaked setting since then except for the odd occasion when I noticed something creep in that needed configuring. as I said, I thought I had Services firmly under control.
I have to say, W7 has been a pleasure to work with all these years but very often only because of this forum's help. I am always much obliged to you folks.
Let's see if my memory problem has gone; it must have done by now.
BTW. I still don't know where the Driver Update is in WU.
Am I definitely better-off using Download, Ask to install, rather than Notify?
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23 Jul 2017   #26
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 
Trouble again.

exessive memory usage-screenshot_sun_jul_23_11.07.52.png

exessive memory usage-screenshot_sun_jul_23_11.14.07.png

I just booted up and found memory usage at 70%.
I took a screenshot of the Resource Monitor then did a restart and it was back to its normal 21% so I took another screenshot.
Maybe there are other references beyond Resource Monitor: I have a program called Process Hacker but it never shows anything different to Resource Monitor.
Can anyone see anything in these two screenshots that might account for 50% on my memory being used by something?
Alternatively, is there anything else I can use to search for it?


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23 Jul 2017   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Interesting you have a large memory "Standby" and not a larger "Free" reading in post #20.
Use task manager and performance section to see how many processes are running
I currently show 55 pretty low.
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23 Jul 2017   #28
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 
Latest reboot

"Interesting you have a large memory "Standby" and not a larger "Free" reading in post #20."

I don't understand the significance of that I'm afraid; but it does, on the surface, appear odd.
Here's what Performance looks like at present with a typical memory usage of 27% and a typical c.49 processes running.
I will check this again when it next boots with memory gobbled up.
exessive memory usage-screenshot_sun_jul_23_20.32.14.png


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23 Jul 2017   #29
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
49 processes isn't bad I was expecting 149
Recorder.exe has possibilities to use resources
Might be like photo shop in it's setting to use a default amount of ram.... ?
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23 Jul 2017   #30
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 
recorder

It's a program called Ice Cream Screen Recorder and it's only running because I am using it to take screen-shots.
It's a great little facility that works very well with video too.
As I said earlier, I have my system well pared-down and under control (I thought) although I'm still mystified by the two 'Services' displays i.e. the one in Administrative Tools and the one in Config showing different settings. I've always used the former and ignored the latter, so I didn't realise there was a potential for some services to load automatically even though they were set to manual in the former Services. They are disabled now anyway so it isn't those that are to blame.
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