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Suspected/Definite Memory Leak: How to Fix?

24 minutes ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

Okay,  yeah, the 1.3GB non-paged pool indicates a leaky driver.

 

If you have a Killer network card, its driver is notorious for leaking and updating them usually solves it. Otherwise, network drivers in general can be leaky.

I don't have a Killer network card(I think). The one I'm connected to is a Realtek Pcie gbe family controller. I updated that (I think). Right now, the idle is 3.8 gb and non-paged pool is around 200.  

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Posted · Original PosterOP

For the past week, I've noticed my PC uses a lot of memory even at idle. After some research, I think the problem I have is a memory leak because it does not show what is using so much memory. I tried looking for a solution, but everything I've found was ineffective. I've done the basic fixes, such as updating drivers, but the issue still remains. What should I do?

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10 minutes ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

It's likely a leaky driver. Can you go to Task Manager -> Performance tab -> Memory page and report what "Non-Paged Pool" is?

 

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3 minutes ago, NOOB888 said:

 

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That looks like normal usage, so there goes my original assessment.

 

Let's go with another path. What does the RAM consumption look like when:

  • The system is freshly rebooted
  • When the system is in the condition you originally reported, log out and log back in
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22 minutes ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

That looks like normal usage, so there goes my original assessment.

 

Let's go with another path. What does the RAM consumption look like when:

  • The system is freshly rebooted
  • When the system is in the condition you originally reported, log out and log back in

The previous photo was a fresh reboot. The issue happens sometimes and every time it happens is when I open a game and it starts running poorly with long load times. When I have a game running, it spikes up to almost 7 GB, even though the game is showing the use of around 2 gb in task manager. 

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21 hours ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

That looks like normal usage, so there goes my original assessment.

 

Let's go with another path. What does the RAM consumption look like when:

  • The system is freshly rebooted
  • When the system is in the condition you originally reported, log out and log back in

Here is another fresh reboot I got today.

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19 hours ago, Massai said:

Killer network? Update driver.

What do you mean? Could you explain?

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7 minutes ago, NOOB888 said:

Here is another fresh reboot I got today.

Okay,  yeah, the 1.3GB non-paged pool indicates a leaky driver.

 

5 minutes ago, NOOB888 said:

What do you mean? Could you explain?

If you have a Killer network card, its driver is notorious for leaking and updating them usually solves it. Otherwise, network drivers in general can be leaky.

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24 minutes ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

Okay,  yeah, the 1.3GB non-paged pool indicates a leaky driver.

 

If you have a Killer network card, its driver is notorious for leaking and updating them usually solves it. Otherwise, network drivers in general can be leaky.

I don't have a Killer network card(I think). The one I'm connected to is a Realtek Pcie gbe family controller. I updated that (I think). Right now, the idle is 3.8 gb and non-paged pool is around 200.  

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