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Windows 8.1 - Memory leak problem in paged pool

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Windows 8.1 - Memory leak problem in paged pool


    Hey guys,

    I have no programs running, just chrome with a couple of websites. On my previous pc with windows 7 i've never had the memory use more than 5 GB just for chrome. Also, the paged pool seems to fill up the longer I use my pc. I've read numerous threads with people saying that it is normal for a pc to use all the RAM because otherwise it's useless RAM. But I don't really believe that something like this is normal. In most threads people talked about a memory leak in the non-paged pool.

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    I find it also very weird that when I look at my processes they just don't add up to the 5 GB in use. Using rammap or process explorer doesn't show annything at all.
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    Here are my specs:

    Lenovo B5400
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)
    Intel Core i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50 GHz (4CPU's)
    8192MB RAM

    Games:
    I'm having real problems with League of Legends, I just get too much lag when I play. I have a constant 40 ping so that's not the problem, my fps is 60-70 so that's not really bad. But I just get these random stutters every few seconds. Also when I browse my pc is just acting too slow for it's specs.


    I hope someone can help with this problem as I am a noob when it comes to computers. I paid about 700 euros for this laptop and I find it sad that I this stupid problem. I've already disabled superfetch and I really don't want a link to another thread as I've read every single one of them and I'm getting nuts

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro


    Hello SebaaVH,

    You appear to be one of those affected by this Google Chrome bug that only affects "some." Now, since I don't know if they ever fixed it (I don't use Chrome), I would suggest trying a different browser (i.e., Firefox or Opera) to see if that fixes your issue. Now, some have stated they fixed their issue by clearing their browser cache but that would be just a band-aid IMHO:

    Massive memory leak, though memory usage does not show for GC in task manager:
    https://productforums.google.com/for...lp/xOQqvfK78sM

    Regarding your League of Legends issue, I don't play it myself but your issue (or something similar) has come up several times quite recently and, if you do a Google search for that issue, you will find tons of people having issues when playing it online. You might be better off seeking assistance at a gaming forum for that specific issue IMHO.

    Good luck.

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    Last edited by SpringUpdate; 23 Apr 2014 at 07:22.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Thanks, I will try firefox and will see wha happens.
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  4. #4


    The Paged pool is many times what a reasonable value would be. This is most likely due to a driver issue, possibly malware. I would not expect that an application would cause this.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    The Paged pool is many times what a reasonable value would be. This is most likely due to a driver issue, possibly malware. I would not expect that an application would cause this.
    The problem is that i've already reset my pc, can malware really get that deep?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Today my paged pool memory reached 8.7 GB, i don't really think that's normal. My memory usage was 7.9GB. I was playing league and with all of my settings on low i had like 30 fps. i just know that this pc can do better than this. How do i clear this paged pool thing?

    I had no other programs running and i had to stop playing because of the serious amount of lag. I opened up my task manager and then my explorer suddenly crashes. i restarted my c and now I'm sitting here hoping someone has a real answer for me with instructions i can follow.

    Thanks
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  7. #7


    Paged Pool of 8,7GB is wildly beyond anything reasonable. Even 1 GB would be very high. It is possible to clear it but that isn't going to solve the problem. This is likely a driver problem and nothing to do with an application.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Paged Pool of 8,7GB is wildly beyond anything reasonable. Even 1 GB would be very high. It is possible to clear it but that isn't going to solve the problem. This is likely a driver problem and nothing to do with an application.
    Did you even try to use Firefox? If you haven't; try it. If you already have, then stick with LMiller and follow his specific direction.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Paged Pool of 8,7GB is wildly beyond anything reasonable. Even 1 GB would be very high. It is possible to clear it but that isn't going to solve the problem. This is likely a driver problem and nothing to do with an application.
    How do I knw which driver it is?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Hi,

    Thank you guys for all of your answers, I used Internet Explorer and after a bit of tweaking I find it as fast and user friendly as Google Chrome. it seemed to indeed be a driver problem. I tried to find some drivers on the internet for my pc, but it didn't really change anything. But then i started Lenovo System Update, a nice little app from Lenovo that automatically detects and downloads the right drivers for your OS. After everything was downloaded and installed I restarted my pc and it seemed to have solved the problem. My paged pool doesn't exceed 280 mb.

    Thumbs up for this forum and it's users!
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