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Windows 7: Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually

10 May 2010   #1
raya2

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Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually

My Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually. when I start the windows , after some hours the amount of free memory space , goes down. this falling, continues every hours and after 3 days memory usage goes upper than 85 percent.

I already close all softwares and kill all unnecessary processes in task manager , but the memory free space , doesn't increase. I must shutdown the computer and after that the memory goes to normal but again after some hours it starts to goes up and up ...

I also used the memory optimizing and freeing softwares like (Memory Booster Gold - RAM Saver Pro) , but they didn't help me.

I have TWO 1-Gigabyte DDR-400 Transcend Ram
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb

any trick ?


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10 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raya2 View Post
My Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually. when I start the windows , after some hours the amount of free memory space , goes down. this falling, continues every hours and after 3 days memory usage goes upper than 85 percent.

I already close all softwares and kill all unnecessary processes in task manager , but the memory free space , doesn't increase. I must shutdown the computer and after that the memory goes to normal but again after some hours it starts to goes up and up ...

I also used the memory optimizing and freeing softwares like (Memory Booster Gold - RAM Saver Pro) , but they didn't help me.

I have TWO 1-Gigabyte DDR-400 Transcend Ram
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb

any trick ?

Many applications "leak" memory. Browsers are notorious. My firefox starts @ 85 Mb, but after 8 hours is somewhere around 450 Mb. While not normal it is inevitable. That coupled with the fact that you dont reboot often, and have minimum ram, this is a problem I dont think you can resolve.

The things you can do to minimize the problem is add ram, and reboot more often.

Good luck


Ken
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10 May 2010   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

can you do a screenshot of your task managers performance tab when this problem is occuring please? like the one iv posted below

is it "free" ram thats disappearing, or "available"?


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11 May 2010   #4
raya2

Windows 7
 
 

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reboot more often
but for some reasons like downloading i must run my computer for more than 3 days

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you dont reboot often, and have minimum ram
yes - I dont reboot often but I have this problem recently - and there isnt any problem before this

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is it "free" ram thats disappearing, or "available"?
I don't really know -
here is a screenshot from the start of reboot (with no problem)



Because the computer started less than one hour ago, I must wait some hours so I'll upload a screenshot for the problem , some hours later.
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11 May 2010   #5
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

please do, I suspect that its actually windows doing what it is meant to, via Superfetch, but i could be wrong.

If you look at that screen shot you uploaded, you can see under physical memory that you have 1318GB "available" and 533 "free" this difference is important, basically Windows loads your most commonly used applications into the RAM for faster access, this is the "Cached" figure. this is what causes your "Free" to go down, the important figure however is "Available" because if a program is loaded that needs more memory, then it will dump the "Cached" and use the "Available"

I hope thats clear enough for you... basically if "Free" is disapearing it isn't an issue, if "Available" is then it is
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11 May 2010   #6
raya2

Windows 7
 
 

ok - here is a screenshot for after 8 hours (no program runnung in the background) :



it is obvious that :
free section decreased too much (sometimes it reaches to zero)
and the available section decreased a little (available memory decresed about 110mb)

I'll upload even more screenshots in upcoming hours...
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11 May 2010   #7
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

i've seen enough, there is nothing wrong with that picture, you have 1202 AVAILABLE that is the important number, the "Free" is unused RAM, which is useless, what Windows has done is it has used Superfetch to filll your RAM with your most used programs, to make them load faster, Unused RAM is wasted RAM, the Available is what is important, if the Cached Ram is needed (ie what superfetch is using) Windows will free it up, your system is working as its meant to

that slight decrease in Available is quite normal, its probably Indexing and such kicking in, these tend to start a little after Windows has started

here is some more info on Superfetch: Coding Horror: Why Does Vista Use All My Memory?
SuperFetch Enhanced Prefetch - Instantaneous application launch - Softpedia
Understand how SuperFetch uses RAM to enhance system performance, from Greg Shultz - White Papers, Webcasts and Case Studies - ZDNet
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12 May 2010   #8
raya2

Windows 7
 
 

no there is a problem - because decreasing the amount of available memory , continues and like I said before , after about 3 days , I cant do anything but restarting the windows. also when the available memory goes below 15% in the third day , there is an error appears, when I want to access some folders...
(I will upload a picture of that error in a day or two from now when it will appear)

look at this picture that I upload now (also there is no softwares runnung in background) :



the amount of available ram decreased from 1200 to 700 after 21 hours.

and one more thing : Is it possible to disable the Superfetch ?
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12 May 2010   #9
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

have you ran a full virus scan?
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12 May 2010   #10
raya2

Windows 7
 
 

no - I'll scan as soon as possible
also I am going to scan my system with an anti-spyware software after that...
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