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At my wit's end...high memory but figures don't add up!!

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Ah!! That's what I was trying to get at with RamMap. I didn't see the link in TM to open the resource view. I'd go by the TM as RamMap seems to disagree afa free memory goes. Or I could be reading it incorrectly. TM shows over a GB free on my system while RamMap has it at less than a quarter gig. Strange.

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  2. #12


    The commit charge is 31.7 GB which is far higher than can be accounted for by visible processes. It is also not accounted for by either the paged or non-paged pools. My guess would be malware but others may have other ideas.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Thanks. I've run a full Norton360 and Malwarebytes and neither showed any issue. More annoyingly it's now started closing my browser at will (took three attempts just to post this on one tab in Firefox!!). Anything else I can try??
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  4. #14


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by yuomi View Post
    Thanks. I've run a full Norton360 and Malwarebytes and neither showed any issue. More annoyingly it's now started closing my browser at will (took three attempts just to post this on one tab in Firefox!!). Anything else I can try??
    Perhaps in control panel in Administrative tools the memory diagnostic:

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    or one of the other tools.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Wow...thats a hell of a lot of modified RAM in use there , thats data waiting to be written to disk before it's memory space is freed up for re-use (if MY memory serves correctly).
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  6. #16


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    David Bailey, thanks. I'll try now and report back!

    Wullail, that's my understanding too. It just seems so far there's no way of finding out what modified it or what needs to happen before it can be freed up!
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I would look with SysInternals tools. Hard to imagine 5+ GB needs to be written to disk unless you are processing video. Maybe there's some hidden data mining. Either that or WMP is indexing your media files.
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