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Questions tagged [memory-leaks]

Unaccountable increases in consumption of system memory that can only be stopped by restarting the application or computer.

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Memory Leak in Windows 10, I believe dxgkrnl.sys, have a trace, HUGE differences on poolmon normally

So basically for a while now I've had trouble with a memory leak issue with dxgkrnl.sys "dprt" tag seeming to be the problem, but having a hard time identifying where from. The process comes up as "...
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Windows 10 svchost using 24 gigs of memory

On windows 10 one of our users is getting a virtual memory error. Upon investigation, svchost is using 24 gigs of memory. When I do a memory dump and run a memory analysis using windows debugging ...
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Centos 7 takes 2Gb Ram after 3,4 idle hours

My Centos 7 Server takes from 160Mb to 2Gb Ram after 3,4 idle hours without any applications or services running, See htop response for more detail Htop Response . Whenever I start my apps (...
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Virtualbox consuming all of my memory

System specs are as follows: 62.8GB of RAM 1TB of Hard drive space - Samsung 960 Pro M.2 CPU is an AMD Threadripper 1950x - 16Core Running Ubuntu 17.10 Virtualbox 5.1.34_Ubuntur121010 So I started ...
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Windows 10 memory leak research (xperf/WPA) with process “Unknown” [duplicate]

I'm facing a memory leak issue with Windows 10. I've got 4 GB physical memory which is mostly occupied by "nonpaged pool" according to RamMap, which sadly cannot be attributed to any single process. ...
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Windows 10 slowly increases RAM usage on 2 different PCs

I have 2 computers with Windows 10: PC: Windows 10 Education 1803 (April Update) Intel Core i5 8400 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2400 MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GT OC, 3GB GDDR5 MSI Z370 ...
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Running out of memory

Shared memory reported by free command is constantly raising while available memory is going down to 0. Understood that Linux is using free ram for disk caching but even after running drop_caches ...
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Finding memory leak with tags LHAN and YHAN [duplicate]

I recently started having issues with one system which has Windows Server 2012 R2 and seems to have a memory leak. The non-paged memory will reach 8.9GB out of a total of 10GB in the course of 12 ...
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Memory leak with Killer Network Manager (e2400)

Context I'm not really into hardware but my friend suggested I should try building my next rig and so I did (around a year ago). I've been totally unhappy with the result because of one problem - ...
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Windows 8 High System Memory Usage

My problem seems simple. My computer is using more physical memory than is actually accounted for in the sum of my programs. !(Running windows 8.1, latest patches) I use 7.5 GB. Total usage is 12GB....
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Memory leak - PsIn Tag - Non-Paged Pool [duplicate]

In task manager I can see 10GB under non-paged pool: Using poolmon I see the following: Now I can see this Tag named PsIn taking 10GB on non-paged pool. From here I go to my drivers folder C:\...
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How to find a memory leak in Windows 7?

I've got a Windows 7 32bit laptop that keeps running low in RAM. How can I figure out what is causing the memory to leak? Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage ...
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Windows 10 Memory Leak - Tags (poolmon) FMic and Irp - Nonpaged pool at 5.7GB

So I've been noticing extremely high memory usage lately. With just Chrome with 20 tabs open, I get 13.5 / 16GB of my memory being used. Task manager reports that Chrome only uses about 3GB of memory. ...
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How to find what is filling up my pagefile

Context: My computer runs Windows 10, and it was bought as a gaming pc. Good gpu, good cpu, 16 Gb of RAM, etc. There are two hard drives, a very small (100 Gb) SSD for the OS, plus a 3Tb HDD. In the ...
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How to troubleshoot leaking memory in Explorer.exe (Win 10 x64 1709)

The explorer.exe process in my installation of Windows 10 64bit 1709 (Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.16299.125]) is leaking memory. As the time passes both the Private Bytes and the Working Set is ...
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Windows 10 RAM usage not accounted for [duplicate]

Whilst I've seem some similar questions, I can't troubleshoot the problem I am having as they tend to be specific to that user asking. When I run my PC > 24 hours (I have reasons why I do this), my ...
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How do I limit RAM consumption of a particular executable?

Microsoft Edge eats up RAM like crazy and I want to scale it back a bit. I don't care if it makes browsing on it laggyer, I just want to have my RAM distributed evenly to my open programs. The ...
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Windows 10 always at 80-90% memory usage

My PC have been running slow for a few weeks now, and I've never really had any time to check why, I've always assumed my PC was just getting old. I recently checked my task manager, and saw that ...
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How to identify memory hoarding service within svchost.exe process?

I have a 64bit Windows 8.1 system operating under Deep Freeze and most of the time it is very very very stable. However at random intervals one of my processes, one of the many system svchost.exe ...
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Memory Leak 28.2GB of Non-Paged pool - RAM usage at 98% [duplicate]

I've looked around and tried all the solutions I can find, but nothing seams to work. Here are the screenshots of what I'm dealing with: (Click images to enlarge) I've had trouble finding the ...
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How to prevent high memory usage for Oracle RDBMS Kernel Executable?

I had set up Oracle DB 12c to my computer a few days ago and it slowed my computer down badly. I noticed that is causing high memory usage today. This usage stems from Oracle RDBMS Kernel Executable ...
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My computer memory System Commit is maxing out [duplicate]

There seems to be a leak from a driver on my computer. When looking at the Memory tab of ProcessExplorer I see that the System Commit is slowly filling up to the maximum over the course of a few days. ...
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How to decrease memory leaks for PAL and CM31 tags?

I have a memory leak as the picture below. Their tags are CM31 and PAL. By using command prompt I found an upgrade for xHCIPort.sys (it was intel proset wireless software) and using Intel's program ...
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No Graph Called ResidentSet

Following the steps in the answer from here: Windows 10 Memory Leak When it says "Open the MemUsage.etl with Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA.exe), drag and drop the graph ResidentSet from the left ...
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Are memory leaks still possible with modern OS?

Are memory leaks still possible on Modern OS when the application exits? From my understanding, Modern OS manages memory quite well and will clear the memory once the application exits. This means ...
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Windows 10 memory leak, please help me diagnose [duplicate]

I upgraded to Win10 from Win7, been having horrid memory leaks. Basically I can't run my computer for more than 7 days, my virtual memory would reach 55GB+ and make my computer non-responding. It's on ...
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Windows 10 Memory Leak

I've had a memory leak issue with Windows 10 for about a year now, but I really want to fix this now as it is having a sizable impact on my work. As you can see from the picture below, I have 8GB of ...
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Very high ram usage, unusually high non-paged pool use by tag Etwr

I have been running out of RAM as of late and have narrowed down that something is leaking in the non-paged pool. My non-paged pool is almost 4GB. In addition to that, the working set of my paged pool ...
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Windows 10 memory leaking

Hi i have this problem for quite some time and I'm unable to solve it. First i noticed this, when windows start showing me error messages "Your computer is low on memory" when usually with the same ...
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What is using 20GB of memory & why doesn't it show up in task manager?

Overnight, some unknown memory leak clogged up 20GB/24GB on my system. I've closed everything yet the leak persists. Running latest Windows 10. How can I track down what is causing it? All software ...
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Windows 10 Pro 64 - Really High RAM Usage [duplicate]

Just started having this issue very recently, may be after the latest Windows 10 Update. Checked and am on latest. Issue does "reset" after a reboot but comes back over a lengthy period of time ...
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What program should I use to edit a 1 GB Matlab code

I just used Matlab's Neural Network Toolbox to create some functions (.m files that return matrices based on the matrix you put in). I now need to edit the code a little, to modify some details. But ...
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Exploring svchost/nsi memory leak, with data

svchost and nsi in particular have persistently been associated with memory leaks over the years with Google searches turning up many hits (but few solutions). Related questions with related answers ...
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How does Windows track in-use Memory Locations?

My understanding of the (basic) definiton of a Memory Leak is a location in memory that has been reserved but the pointer to that memory within the application that reserved the memory has been ...
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Memory leak from Intel GPU Driver

Thanks to the answer in this thread I found out that my Intel GPU driver is causing memory leak (4.1GB of non-paged pool). I tried to install various versions of driver and this problem comes back ...
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Revo uninstaller ridiculous memory usage

I'm using revo uninstaller pro to uninstall around 130 programs in one batch. It does them one at a time, so I'd imagine no harm could happen. Though I felt my computer being very slow, so I checked ...
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Why is my mac so slow? - No programs open but “app memory” high

I simply can't figure out why my Mac is running so slow. Here's what I've tried: Closing applications (including Firefox and Chrome) Shutting down my computer Entering "sudo purge" in the terminal ...
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Memory Leak in Windows 7 and I need help troubleshooting

So, about a week ago I got a blue screen while watching a youtube video (it was the only active program open) and I've been experiencing trouble ever since. The file that caused the blue screen was ...
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Possible Memory Leak in rdbss.sys (Native Component)

OS: Windows 10 Pro (10.0.10586) Proc: i5-4590 RAM: 16 GB I've noticed that my memory usage is climbing out of control in comparison to what I have open and what Process Explorer is showing for ...
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freeing kernel memory leaked by nvidia driver

I'm running caffe deep learning library on a graphics card and the library does some fancy stuff like mmap'ing some huge files into memory and passing buffers from ram to graphics card back and forth. ...
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Rogue SVHOST process

How might I go about diagnosing the cause of a svhost process that consumes vast amounts of RAM and CPU on a Windows 7 system? It appears apparently randomly, it can be terminated without any problems,...
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ReadyBoost memory leaks on Windows 10

I seem to have a very bad memory leak and I have no idea why. It gets real bad even with only a few programs running with 12GB of RAM. Here's what poolmen.exe gave me, as you can see, there is a ...
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Windows 8.1 High memory usage (Unknown source)

For awhile now my laptop has been running incredibly slow and I'm suspecting it's from the unexplained high memory usage I've been seeing for a few weeks now. I've looked into a number of things, but ...
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Is there a way to see which of the services running in a process that is causing a memory leak in Windows 7?

I have a memory leak in the process svchost.exe on a Windows 7 machine. There are several of those process running with the same name of course. When I look at the services running there are 6: Com+...
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Can anyone explain - Strange/incorrect memory reporting in Windows 10 [duplicate]

Can anyone explain this? A memory utilisation report of 7.2GB/7.9GB: Yet actual memory consumption is no where near that high: When I had returned to my PC, I had a low memory warning and a ...
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Extremely high nonpaged pool memory in Task Manager is far greater than poolmon.exe's values

My RAM used on bootup is exorbitantly high...to the point where I'm almost using all 8 GB as soon as I sign on to Windows 10. I'm monitoring my memory usage with poolmon.exe (comes with the Windows 8....
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How to fix Firefox memory leak?

My firefox has been continually leaking memory for years now (as in, it started several versions back, currently on 42.0). At some point, when it reaches the 2.2GB mark, it starts having rendering ...
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Explorer.exe memory leak while exhausting one CPU core since 10586.17

Explorer.exe (GUI) is still working and responsive but one thread hangs at ntdll.dll!RtlAcquireSRWLockShared with ntdll.dll!ZwQueryFullAttributesFile being on the top of the stack. Memory is leaking ...
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Linux using 15GB of RAM with nothing

I'm having a problem with my linux server, I searched many times but I couldn't find a case like mine. I have a linux server with 32GB RAM, it's fine when it boots but after some days in execution ...
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Windows 10, 'System' process taking massive amounts of RAM Weird Poolmon.exe :(

Since I upgraded to Windows 10, my system has been consuming RAM excessively I've been reading a bit and determined it's likely a driver leaking memory. So I got myself the Windows Driver Kit and ...