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Windows 8 Memory Management/Leaks

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    Windows 8 Memory Management/Leaks


    PROBLEM:
    I would like to know where i can find if there's a memory leak using Windows 8, I have W7 and never had this problem before, my computer ran for 60days with no problem on W7, now on W8, after 7-8 days have all my memory or 98% of it in use. Here are some screenshots...

    Thanks.

    SOLUTION(S):
    Here are the possible solutions found so far in this thread... Verify and try them and see if they can help you out...
    1. Windows Network Data Usage Monitor + Realtek: post310078. Thanks to w0rtez

    2. AppleCharger.sys: post368952. Thanks to LiviuS

    3. ESET Smart Security: post369017. Thanks to LowPressure

    4. Bandwith Control on the Killer Network Manager: post388189. Thanks to Spellbound
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Memory_prob1.png   Memory_prob2.png   Memory_prob3.png  
    Last edited by w0rtez; 13 Jun 2014 at 10:36. Reason: Possible solutions posted

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    windows 7 home premium 64bit


    I'm not seeing that behavior here. Mine stays around 3-4 gigs used. I have 8 total. So far 12 days uptime...
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    very difficult to understand...please make it more clear
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    Quote Originally Posted by quickslvr View Post
    very difficult to understand...please make it more clear
    Explain why W8 is using 94% of memory use, how could i release or free up my memory, because in W7 i never had this problem before...
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Not all processes are seen in the screenshot provided. Look in the details tab as well and sort the memory list again.

    Any games or VM's running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Not all processes are seen in the screenshot provided. Look in the details tab as well and sort the memory list again.

    Any games or VM's running?
    Hi,
    I didnt put whole process list because after that last one you see thats 10mb, other process are 1mb and didnt think would mean anything. No i dont have anything running, but someone on another site told me to close firefox and see, because it had a problem with memory leaks. When i get home will try it and see what happens.
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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Alright.

    Just try to look at the details tab too, but some leaks are possible.

    Good luck.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    not sure what the problem is --Windows will use what it needs to -- if you are running more applications and services concurrently than windows can handle then Windows will simply page and provided paging is not too severe there isn't any problem.

    You have a huge number of services and processes running - so I'd look at those.

    Windows 8 is normally quite an efficient OS so I don't think you have a real Windows problem here.

    You might have some horrible 3rd party A/V software installed --totally 100% unnecessary on W8. Often this doesn't show up on system resource tables but consumes a hideous amount of resources -- Norton for starters is a HOG --if you have it uninstall and get rid on Windows 8.

    Can you post the COMPLETE list -- it's difficult to analyse from the details you've shown. Firefox is often a culprit with memory leak problems so re-boot and see what happens if you use different browsers such as OPERA if you don't like IE or even Chrome.

    If Firefox (or any other program) has a memory leak just shutting down those programs won't help --you'll have to REBOOT to regain the memory again.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    not sure what the problem is --Windows will use what it needs to -- if you are running more applications and services concurrently than windows can handle then Windows will simply page and provided paging is not too severe there isn't any problem.

    You have a huge number of services and processes running - so I'd look at those.

    Windows 8 is normally quite an efficient OS so I don't think you have a real Windows problem here.

    You might have some horrible 3rd party A/V software installed --totally 100% unnecessary on W8. Often this doesn't show up on system resource tables but consumes a hideous amount of resources -- Norton for starters is a HOG --if you have it uninstall and get rid on Windows 8.

    Can you post the COMPLETE list -- it's difficult to analyse from the details you've shown. Firefox is often a culprit with memory leak problems so re-boot and see what happens if you use different browsers such as OPERA if you don't like IE or even Chrome.

    If Firefox (or any other program) has a memory leak just shutting down those programs won't help --you'll have to REBOOT to regain the memory again.


    Cheers
    jimbo
    I restarted already... Will try a new again and see... I dont have any A/V softwares, only Windows Defender(default from Windows). Will post again in 6-8 days that's when it starts to happen...
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    Can you provide a view of your Resource Monitor (Memory tab - like the image below) please?


    Click image for larger version

    PS You can also try running SpeedyFox to periodically clean up FireFox. Download here:
    SpeedyFox - Boost Firefox,Skype,Chrome,Thunderbird in a Single Click! | CRYSTALIDEA Software

    Note: Installation is not required. Just download and execute it periodically to clean up Firefox's SQL databases. Now, the unchecked growth of Firefox's SQL databases may or may not be part of your problem but I thought I'd give you a link to the program so you could try it out.

    Cheers
    Last edited by norepli; 19 Mar 2013 at 18:01.
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