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    Default Too much RAM usage !


    I have this memory:
    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

    My problem is that my PC uses too much RAM.

    These pictures are after 3 days running the PC and no applications running at the time. (only 80 processes)

    Now watch, 10 minutes after restart, more process (90), no applications, less RAM.

    So what the hell?

    How can i know which process leaks ?
    And how can i tell which one uses all this RAM if i nothing is using that much on the Resource Manager?

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    Seattle Wa

    Default Re: Too much RAM usage !

    Do you have Ad-aware or Norton? Where I'm going with this is tracking cookies. Do you
    "clean" your system of these? For those who never do they can cumatively add up in the
    amount of resourses they use. Just a thought, may not apply to your case. Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Too much RAM usage !

    Too much RAM ? What is the other 87% doing?

    Turn off your Windows Swap file. Force more RAM to be utilized and put less stress on your drives as well as reducing power consumption, reducing heat generated, and speeding up the PC. If, and that's a big if, you BSOD, note which program triggered the error. Kill that software or start a manual configuration of the swap file...minimum 16MB max 4096MB.

    Can you post images of your MSConfig Startup list of programs, organized by software title name? I'm sure I can pick off a few that you don't need running at all.

    Check your Start>Startup item list as well.

    Terminate your internet access....see if the memory useage drops any significant value (background updates)

    You also answered your own questions as to what process "leaks" or uses up the memory - open up individual program monitors for the items that fluctuate the most in RAM use. You can see this when you organize the programs in Task Manager/Resource Monitor by CPU or RAM useage: they will be jumping up and down the list.

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    Default Re: Too much RAM usage !

    Check out Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations | for detailed information about which unneeded services can be safely disabled. The Home page has similar suggestions for older win installations going back to win 2000 sp4.

    My (not optimized) 8GB win7 system uses virtually no virtual swapfile memory.
    Right now I have ~ 5.5GB of free ram while running Firefox with almost 60 open tabs, with Processes = 68.

    You will probably find that after booting, the number of processes will slowly decrease after iabout 8 - 12 minutes.
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    Default Re: Too much RAM usage !

    Start the Task Manager, sort the processes by memory usage. I have 8GB of memory and with 126 processes started (including browser opened pages) I have 5195MB available.

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