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Unknown memory leaks appearing in task manager

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Unknown memory leaks appearing in task manager


    System:
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    Task manager:
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    As you can see I have 16 GB RAM, but for some reason my memory is showing 75%+ being used even when I first start up the machine. I am a Software Engineer and run Visual Studio and other development tools all the time. I used to just think those tools would leak memory and that was causing the excess memory leakage. But I recently have been shutting down my PC more and when I start it back up, the memory remains way up, but the Task Manager shows a cumulative 1-2GB used only.

    My machine was custom built, but I followed a pretty well put together guide on matching hardware, so I don't think its anything to do with my hardware not being compatible (also I have had the machine for about a year now and its never had problems).

    I have all the usual malware/virus protection that comes with 8.1 Pro, so I don't think it could be a virus. Anybody have any idea? Thanks

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    Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory info.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


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    The problem is the Non-paged pool which is many times a reasonable value. The cause is most likely a device driver, possibly malware.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    So an external device is not using memory correctly? Is there usually a solution to this?
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Unknown memory leaks appearing in task manager
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