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ALL Ram consumed by unknown process today!


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#1 randomystique

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:53 AM

Please see screenshots below. I have used this system for years, and rarely I max out all my 16gbs of DDR4 RAM. Since yesterday, it started exhibiting odd behavior, consuming all my RAM and making my daily tasks stutter like mad. However, I am unable to detect from Resource Monitor where the 16Gb is consumed. Can anyone help me? I have scanned using MalwareBytes and Eset Nod32, but no results so far. 

 

 

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:40 PM

randommystique:

 

I would recommend that first you reboot your computer.

 

After that, I would suggest that you download Process Explorer from this link.

 

It will show you which process(es) are consuming your RAM, CPU, etc.  Once you know that, then you can try to figure why, and whether the process(es) is/are legitimate.  I too have 16 GB of RAM on my tower and I have never seen it even half used, except during HD video editing when it can exceed the 50 percent mark.

 

The only other thought that occurs to me is that you might have a bad stick of RAM and perhaps you should test your memory, but first I would run Process Explorer.  It does not sound like bad RAM.

 

Hope this helps.  Have a great day.

 

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:30 AM

have rebooted. Process Explorer shows me the same things as Resource Monitor.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:14 AM

Boot Windows into Safe Mode and tell us problem persist in Safe Mode.

 

"4 Ways to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10"

http://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:28 AM

no it doesn't, at least when i leave it there for 2 hours..



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:24 AM

I would like to have you run a Clean Boot.
 
How to perform a Clean Boot.

Warning:  Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your anitivius disabled until the process is ended.  For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.

 Press the Windows keywindowskey_zps092d5c75.png and the R key to open Run, then type msconfig in the search box.  This will open System Configuration.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should enter the password or provide confirmation.

(1)  Click/tap on the General tab.

(2)  Click/tap on the Selective startup option.

(3)  Remove the check mark in the Load startup items  check box.

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4.  Click on the Services tab.

5.  Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will still be running.

6.  Click Disable all, this will remove all of the check marks in the Services list.

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7.  Click on Hide all Microsoft services.  Click on Apply then OK

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Click on Restart in the window that opens.

When the computer is restarted it will boot normally.

Let me know if the problem persists after restarting the computer.


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