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Windows 7: Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually

13 May 2010   #21
raya2

Windows 7
 
 

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It is really hard to see anything abnormal in your processes. Even 67% RAM usage in a 2GB system is not abnormal
For the third time , this is the situation, 6 hours after starting the windows.
This 67% ram usage goes up after 1 day or 2 (reaches 90% without anything running in the background) and after that I can't do anything but restart the windows.

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Avant browser
this software have nothing to do about this problem and I forgot to close it when trying to capture...


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13 May 2010   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suggest you post the Processes when the RAM is at 90%. With the info you provided there is no clue. It would also be useful if you posted the color bar of the Resource Monitor. There could also be a problem with the so called "modified" memory. If we don't have this data, I am afraid we cannot make an intelligent analysis because all you have shown us looks dead normal.
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13 May 2010   #23
raya2

Windows 7
 
 

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I suggest you post the Processes when the RAM is at 90%
I'll do it some hours later... (But I must say that also at 90% , all these processes will not change too much)

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It would also be useful if you posted the color bar of the Resource Monitor
what do you mean color bar ? I uloaded a screenshot of Resource Monitor at #18 post

here is another screenshot of Resource Monitor at 77% memory usage after 10 hours :
(The Modified section decresed from 29mb to 4mb)

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13 May 2010   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK, that's good. At least the modified section gives no cause to alarm. That could have been one of the culprits if those files do not get written to disk in time. But that is not the case here.
What I see though is that all processes are slowly growing (as compared to your previous picture). That in itself is not abnormal because they pull in more and more .dlls over time. What is, however, somewhat strange that you have zero page faults. What is the current size of your page file?
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13 May 2010   #25
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

May I suggest CleanMem 1.5? It is not like other memory cleaning programs that force programs to the page file, but it does the same thing that Windows does upon reboot. It doesn't run all the time. It will run in the background every 30 minutes by default and closes and then runs again in 30 minutes. Try it out and it should help keep your ram like it is when you first start your PC. Download CleanMem 1.5.0 - The program will install and set it to run every 30 min via the windows task scheduler - Softpedia
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13 May 2010   #26
raya2

Windows 7
 
 

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What is the current size of your page file?
It is 2047 mb for only the windows driver (Other drivers paging files are Off)

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May I suggest CleanMem 1.5? It is not like other memory cleaning programs that force programs to the page file, but it does the same thing that Windows does upon reboot. It doesn't run all the time. It will run in the background every 30 minutes by default and closes and then runs again in 30 minutes. Try it out and it should help keep your ram like it is when you first start your PC. Download CleanMem 1.5.0 - The program will install and set it to run every 30 min via the windows task scheduler - Softpedia
thank you - I'll give it a try...
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14 May 2010   #27
raya2

Windows 7
 
 

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CleanMem 1.5
This software didn't help me - It only can add 100mb to available memory but after 5 minutes this 100mb went back like nothing happended

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here is the screenshots at the problemitic time (at this time I can't use Printscreen key to capture screenshots because like the #14 post , all the screens turns to black - So I use my digital camera to capture screen)









and like I said before , the following error appears most of the time when I try to open any folder :

c:\ is not accessible.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
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14 May 2010   #28
kucing13

 

maybe you could learn something from this thread
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14 May 2010   #29
raya2

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
maybe you could learn something from this thread
thanks - I also think that the Avast is the cause of the problem.
I am going to post a thread in their forum...
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14 May 2010   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It's good you caught it at the right time. But it is very strange that the sum of the processes does not add up to the total used RAM - by far not. There must be some process that uses a large workspace or whatever that does not show in the numbers. The AV program is always a good suspect. Maybe you should uninstall it (use the Avast Uninstaller) and install MSE instead. MSE uses about 70MB of RAM, but it is constant.
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