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Windows 7: Paged Memory used by Kernel getting insanely high

14 Sep 2017   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

The Paged pool is huge and it seems likely that it is the cause of the high memory usage.

The term "Paged pool" is somewhat misleading in that it implies that it is paged out, generally to the pagefile. That isn't the case at all. This is memory that can be copied to the pagefile at the memory managers discretion. Some of this value will be in RAM, some in the pagefile, and some in both. Task manager can tell us nothing of that. But in this case it seems likely that most of it is in RAM.

The size of the pagefile won't significantly effect this value. Even if it were zero the value would be pretty much the same. Although without a pagefile the high Paged pool would impair performance sooner.

Generally the biggest users of the Paged pool are the kernel level OS components and device drivers. Processes generally use very little. Firefox memory usage may seem high but it is quite small compared to the 16 GB present. If anything process memory usage seems low, probably because it is crowded out by the paged pool.

Sorry I can't be of further help.

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15 Sep 2017   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Managed to fix it somehow.

Uninstalled some drivers/software that were recently (past 14 days) installed.

The list of what I uninstalled: Realtek Audio Drivers, VyprVPN, HolaVPN, BitX, Wise Folder Hider, Samsung Driver Manager, Droid Manager Free, Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center, and some MSI motherboard software. Also uninstalled and reinstalled Dropbox.

I don't know exactly what of those was causing the problem, but now Windows has been running for almost 30 hours straight with Kernel memory usage stable around 900MB-1GB, and FMfn on poolmon is not increasing like crazy anymore, but keeping at decent size.

You can close the thread if you want. :)

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15 Sep 2017   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Thanks for getting back with the update & glad to hear it seems fixed.

Could you please click the Green Solved button in your Thread which will put a Green tick to let others know the problem has been solved.
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