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Unknown memory leaks appearing in task manager


mhintzke13

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#1
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    16 GB DIMM

LMiller7

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Pro User
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704
#4
The problem is the Non-paged pool which is many times a reasonable value. The cause is most likely a device driver, possibly malware.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

mhintzke13

New Member
Posts
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#5
So an external device is not using memory correctly? Is there usually a solution to this?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    16 GB DIMM

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