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97% RAM usage after so long, not even doing anything??

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Posted · Original PosterOP

For the last 6 months, maybe even longer my PC has been reaching ram usage up in the high 90% after so long with the only fix being a restart.

 

I cannot figure out for the life of me what can be using all the memory as I have almost nothing running other than like 3/4 chrome tabs, skype and steam.. No way is that going to be hogging 8GB of ram :/

 

Not really sure what else to say :/

 

System spec:

 

4790K

8GB RAM

MSI MPower SP Z87

Win 10

OS running on 840 Evo

 

Don't see any other spec having an influence.

 

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You probably have a memory leak. Restart the computer.


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You don't happen to play Diablo 3 do you? If I launch the game and close it, it doesn't release the memory. So If I launch it again, it does the same until eventually I get a low memory warning (on 32GB RAM). If not D3 then it might be some other program with a memory leak.


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reinstalling windows will solve it. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, SonoDanshi said:

You don't happen to play Diablo 3 do you? If I launch the game and close it, it doesn't release the memory. So If I launch it again, it does the same until eventually I get a low memory warning (on 32GB RAM). If not D3 then it might be some other program with a memory leak.

I don't play Diablo 3 nope :/

 

2 minutes ago, Comic_Sans_MS said:

You probably have a memory leak. Restart the computer.

Well thats what I figured..  Theres no way to find out what is causing a memory leak somehow?


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1 minute ago, fuzedzn said:

I don't play Diablo 3 nope :/

 

Well thats what I figured..  Theres no way to find out what is causing a memory leak somehow?

Sometimes it is programs just hogging the Ram, so you can close the program and the ram will be usable again, but othertimes, you might close a program and it doesn't give away the ram, it just keeps it and uses it for nothing.

 

From the task manager window, everything looks okay (other than all the ram is being used), so something has been closed and didn't recycle the Ram so other programs can use it. I know that at launch windows 10 was a Ram hog, if it happens again you may have to reinstall windows. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Comic_Sans_MS said:

Sometimes it is programs just hogging the Ram, so you can close the program and the ram will be usable again, but othertimes, you might close a program and it doesn't give away the ram, it just keeps it and uses it for nothing.

 

From the task manager window, everything looks okay (other than all the ram is being used), so something has been closed and didn't recycle the Ram so other programs can use it. I know that at launch windows 10 was a Ram hog, if it happens again you may have to reinstall windows. 

I have an idea as to what might be causing the issue now I think about it. I'm just going to run some tests and see what i can find out


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