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Windows 7: exessive memory usage

4 Weeks Ago   #31
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Just to remove a suspicion, I booted without my modem this morning and as luck (bad luck?) would have it I found 50% of my memory in use instead of the regular 21 - 24%.
I took these screenshots because I can't see anything accounting for this extra memory usage (regular usage screenshot is my post # 26) and I am hoping someone else can.
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4 Weeks Ago   #32
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

The problem continues, and if anything, it seems to be getting worse, but it appears to have lost everyone's attention. Does anyone know where I can look to see what is using a huge chunk of my memory? When my entire system - in standby - consumes just 23% average, anything that gobbles up another 23 +% should surely be visible on the Resources Monitor page, yet there is nothing there; so where can I look to find it? Any suggestions will be, as always, gratefully received.
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4 Weeks Ago   #33
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Looking at your other pictures your memory at times is normal and according to your written post your memory usages is high at times.

I'm thinking that this could be cause by a program that starts at boot.
You could use this tutorial by Brink to try and find which program.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums


You could also check and see if their are programs that checks for updates or scans on some sort of schedule.
Automatic anything uses memory.

Please Note:
Because of my health problems at this time, their will be times I can't get back to you as fast as I would like to.

Jack
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4 Weeks Ago   #34
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Hello Jack. Sorry to hear of health problems. There's no urgency with this, it's been around for a couple of weeks and, other than doing a re-start, which always fixes it, it is not a major inconvenience. Now I know about your impediment I'll simply wait till it's convenient for you to respond.
I did try Brink's Clean Boot routine last week but the trouble is, a re-start is always remedied anyway so it tells me nothing. Certainly when I did perform the clean boot it showed nothing because the memory hog was not active.
I've looked at everything auto-loading and apart from one new piece of software (Breakaway) everything else has prohibited automatic updates. I've disabled Breakaway as an auto-start, even though it is actually intended to auto-start (it's a sound compression/shaping software that helps me with my deafness) and I'll see if the problem still occurs; thank-you.
Is there not a way of looking at what is loaded into memory other than Resource Monitor?
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4 Weeks Ago   #35
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Their is a program that many members recommend but I don't remember which one it is.

Jack
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4 Weeks Ago   #36
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Maybe someone can help out here.
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4 Weeks Ago   #37
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The problem is the Nonpaged kernel memory which at 2303 MB is many times a reasonable value. Typically it will be less than the Paged kernel memory which seems reasonable. Usually this is caused by a device driver, not likely a process. Sorry I cannot provide further help. I know this can be difficult to diagnose.
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4 Weeks Ago   #38
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Apparently I should be using poolmon to explore non paged memory but it seems that it was only made available for XP and earlier; is this right?
Equally important: does anyone know if it would do the job for me?
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4 Weeks Ago   #39
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Scrub that last statement: I miss-read the article. Poolmon is included in Windows Driver Kit.
God knows if I will be able to use it.
I see what you are talking about LMiller regarding non-paged memory: it is obviously where my problem resides.
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2 Weeks Ago   #40
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

After a week of trial and error and many dead-ends, I discovered that the culprit is an audio processing program I installed right around the time my problem started. It had an auto-start tick, and once I disabled that, the problem disappeared; although I've waited a couple of days to be certain.
It compresses audio, so it is valuable to me, suffering as I do, with hearing issues. So now I start it when I need it; end of story.
Thank-you LMiller for pointing out the 'non-paged-memory' giveaway; and thank-you, as always, to all you folks who helped me out yet again - especially Jack the Layback Bear: I do hope you are mending.





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