OS: Windows 7
Memory: 16 GB
I first noticed the problem because of frame rate stuttering in the game Rust. I went to the task manager and didn't see any process using more memory than the game or more than 1 GB. I clicked "show processes from all users" and the svchost.exe procress showed up using about 1.2 GB. I ended the process and instantly my performance was restored. It came back within a minute and the problem started again. I played around with when this starts happening. Mostly when I have both firefox and the game running at the same time, sometimes with only the game running, and something only with firefox running. It persists a while after I close out of everything then it goes down to 30 MB of memory usage.
Additional info: Rust is an early access game that sometimes has weird performance quirks, so this might just be a problem with the game. I haven't found anybody who plays with the same problem however, which is why I'm posting here. I have also run some virus scans and have not found anything.
Thanks for any help, even if it's just telling me it's a bug with the game. Merry Christmas.