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RAM usage increases overtime (Memory leak?)

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#1 Pega6


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 03:20 AM

For about the past week now, my RAM usage has been gradually increasing overtime. Basically after an hour another GB will be in use by apparently nothing and that will keep repeating and I can't clear it unless I restart my PC. I've tried scanning for virus' with Malwarebytes and tried refreshing the paging file and neither worked. I've looked through task manager (with all processes shown) and resource manager and neither of them add up to what the current amount of RAM that is being used.


Any help would be appreciated as this is starting to get annoying.



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#2 Willy22


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 09:53 AM

- Did you install a program about one week ago ? Some programs simply have lousy memory management, they claim more and more memory without releasing any of it.

- The file cache could be growing & growing and the (size of the) cache doesn't show up in Task Manager. The file cache isn't part of the "Standby" memory but part of the "In Use" memory. (See Resource Monitor)

- Install PcWinTech's Cleanmem. It reduces memory usage every 15 minutes (or any other user defined interval) and let it also collapse the file cache. (Google's Chrome & Firefox are very stubborn and won't release too much memory).



Cleanmem pushes data from "In Use" to "Standby" and NOT to the pagefile. And the larger the "Standby" is, the better.


Keep me posted.

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 10:14 AM

I've installed the cleanmem program and used it to clean memory and clean the file cache but they both only had a very small impact (around -0.05GB).

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