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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Mac OS Monterey - Node.js application leaking - why do I need to clone it in new directory?

I'm really dumbfounded about this. I'm developing a Next.js web application (library on top of Node.js). Somehow the application started leaking (I suspect the culprit being the react-markdown package ...
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High memory usage on Arch Linux based distro

Every so often, i notice my computer starts to become slow, and then before i know it, completely unusable. I (barely) open bashtop/htop to see whats going on and i see that (example) 59GB/62.8GB of ...
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Why aren't memory leaks fixed when the leaking process is terminated?

As far as I know, memory leaks (malloc without free in C) persist even after the process which leaked is terminated, causing the whole machine to be starved of memory and slow down over time. Why ...
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On Windows 10, how can I know which app is consuming my memory?

I have 32G memory on my PC, which is extremely large. I ran docker in windows. I found my memory usage is extremly high (90%), I closed all my programs. and I found 59%+ memory usage, wait for a night,...
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Why is unused memory counted as used at the same time?

So I'm regularly using a VM with Hyper-V on my Windows 11 host system (Windows 11 Pro, 64 bit, 16GB RAM, Core i5) without any issues. But since yesterday I noticed that I don't have enough available ...
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What is making Chrome's Utility Speech Recognition Service consuming too much memory?

I recently started to find Chrome (actually Chromium) consuming too much memory, so, I opened the browser's Task manager to observe which pages/processes are doing that the most, and I always found ...
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Abnormally high RAM usage WIN 10

I9 9900K 32GB g.skill memory Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE motherboard Vega64 GPU I recently updated my windows 10. Not by choice. But I’m not entirely sure when this started. I debloat my windows, so ...
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Memory Leak, possibly from unknown Microsoft Driver

Task manager lists about 800 MB taken from startup, and the performance tab and resource monitor show about 3.9 GB from startup. After about 24 hours, it will be at ~13 GB. Two days, even sleeping, ...
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7GB of ram in use, but only chrome is open

So as the title says, I have 7GB or 46% of my ram being used for no particularly obvious reason. The first thing I checked is of course the Task Manager and the Resource Monitor but nothing could be ...
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"Cannot allocate memory" error when crossfading

I adapted Gyan's algorithm for crossfading - which I prefer the results of to xfade - to concat two videos together and crossfade with a third: ffmpeg -i "source1.mp4" -i "source2.mp4&...
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How to fix or limit MoUsoCoreWorker.exe excessive RAM usage?

MoUsoCoreWorker.exe has been causing problems since last month (June 2021), unexpectedly causing crashes and system instability due to excessive memory usage... on a computer with 16 GB RAM. I checked ...
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Windows 7 RAM usage - Rammap shows "Transition" pages constantly growing under "Process Private"

Very recently, I noticed my memory usage would slowly approach 100% with normal computer usage, until eventually the system would crash. I went hunting to see if any particular process(es) were ...
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Huge non-paged pool increase in ram

So I did some digging based on recommended tools found here. When searching through RamMap, the Non-Paged pool is taking a ridiculous amount of RAM out of my 16 GBs as shown here. So I went to poolmon ...
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How do I handle this HUGE Firefox 83 memory leak?

Whenever I leave Firefox on, with a bunch of tabs, for more than a few hours, its memory use balloons, and everything else seems to be swapped out, so my system becomes highly non-responsive. In a ...
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Clean stock Windows eating up 21 Gb of ram

I bought a new PC that has 40gb of ram, and just installed a clean windows on it, with only chrome and few tabs open my ram usage is 21 GB ! the numbers in task manager don't add up to even 30% of ...
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Windows 10 high memory usage after some weeks - what is uwplauncher.ex?

I'm trying to find out what is causing the memory leak on some Windows 10 machines. This is the comparison between right after reboot (left) and after about 6 weeks (right): comparison before/after ...
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Missing memory usage on processes list

Current memory used based on Task Manager processes list is around 2gb since google chrome is the most memory hungry on the list. But on performance tab, I've been using 7gb. Is there something or ...
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"Unknown" driver in Windows Assessment and Deployment Tool Kit

I have an issue with high ram usage. I have 16 GB RAM and its 7 GB is consuming. Normally this should be 3 GB. I detect this is a driver problem so I scan all drives with Windows Assessment and ...
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Windows 10: explorer.exe memory issues

so this question has been asked several times all across the internet but without any satisfactory answer to date so I'll try again... For almost two years now, I've been noticing ridiculous memory ...
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Windows 10 v1909 Memory Leak

Windows 10 Pro v1909 Intel i5-8250U 8GB RAM I updated to v1909 from v1809 back in December, and since then, I've noticed that my Memory used at idle and my paged/non-paged pool is significantly more ...
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How can I find the root cause of nonpaged pool memory leak from pool tag PdcA called by umpdc.dll?

I have a nonpaged pool memory leak that grows consistently with about 80 allocations per second, each 200 bytes. So it is about 16kB per second or 58MB / hour, 1.4GB/day. I have run poolmon.exe and ...
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if one byte has leaked in a page of 4kb in physical ram,then after swapping to disk does it will count as 4kb is used instead of one byte?

We have an 64 bit application running on windows, for the fact we know it is leaking very few bytes of memory in the c++ code.But for a setup which has 16gb physical ram and 32gb pagefile.sys. ...
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High memory usage not showing up in Task Manager

I have recently built a new PC, that has been running great but I have noticed abnormally high memory usage. With a couple of relatively lightweight programs running, it is up to 14 GB when the most I ...
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Firejail and chrome: limiting RAM useage

Long story short, I have a consistent memory leak coming from somewhere. I'm thinking that it's my browser. So I've tried using firejail to limit the memory as follows: firejail --rlimit-as=8048576000 ...
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How to call garbage collect on firefox?

I wonder if someone could guide me on some questions about GC on firefox. Is possible to call the action performed when I click on the button GC using javascript? https://i.stack.imgur.com/JgoNx.png ...
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Unable to locate the RAM2 tag in Non-paged Pool

I have figured out my computer has a memory leak, and a 14.5 GB Non-Paged pool: I have tried to run poolmon.exe and it came up with this, and I suspect it is the "RAM2" tag to be the cause: ...
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Always using around 96% RAM (4.6GB out of 16GB) Windows 10

On my laptop my RAM is always full. I know I have too many tabs open (around 70) but even after I just boot up my pc and without opening Firefox it quickly climbs to over 90% usage. The strange thing ...
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4 out of 8 gigs of ram used while Idle

I'm looking to troubleshoot my surface book 2 laptop that appears to have 5/8 gigs being used while idle. Looking through similar posts, it appears as though most of the similar posts on superuser, it ...
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Windows 10 Memory Leak ("Proc") and ("Job")

Intro: I noticed that I've got a problem as when i kept the PC running for a set period of time, the RAM usage got extremely high for no reason. I found out it was a memory leak. The task manager wasn'...
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How can I find a Committed Memory leak/Usage that does not show in any task managing programs? (Windows 10)

I've been having issues with OS responsiveness (alt-tabbing, opening programs, killing processes sometimes take way too long) recently, and realized that a problem I'd set aside as unresolved a few ...
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Bios: Hard drive not detected, is there something wrong with my SSD or RAM?

I've had a Sony Vaio SVP13218PGB for 7~8 years now. My laptop kept on shutting down and the BIOS showed 'hard disk not detected'. Usually what I did to recover it was to let it rest for a while after ...
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How do you fix the Microsoft Service "Diagnostic Policy Service" taking up about 4GB memory and about 1 cpu core at 100%?

How do you fix the Microsoft "Diagnostic Policy Service" taking up about 4GB memory and about 1 cpu core at 100%? I found out there is a process that keeps using up tons of CPU because my ...
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Windows Server 2019 high memory pool usage

I have spent months researching and messing around and have finally decided to ask for help. I have a Windows 2019 Server, that has high Paged and Non-Paged pool usage. Upon reboot and the first user ...
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Windows 10 high RAM usage

https://imgur.com/a/5RkzA2w Hi, I think I have a memory leak and I don't know what to do next after using Poolmon I think that the first three tags on poolmon keep increasing in memory used so they're ...
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Windows 10 possible memory leak [duplicate]

I updated Windows three weeks ago and since then I began having a high RAM % usage, even when there was no program on. Today I realised that this might be a memory leak. How can I solve the problem?
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Rediculous explorer.exe RAM usage: >18GB with >600'000 handles

For a while now I have the problem that explorer.exe sometimes starts using ridiculous amounts of memory. If I wait long enough it can sometimes increase up to 18GB (I have 8GB of RAM total but it ...
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Possible Memory Leak after Windows Upgrade

I am currently running Windows 10 v1809 Pro using an Intel i5-8250U processor and 8GB SODIMM DDR4 RAM @ 2400 MHz I updated to v1809 from v1803 back in December, and since then, I've noticed that my ...
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What could possibly cause explorer to "leak" memory?

I have been experiencing this problem for a while now. I'm on Windows 10 v1909. Whenever I have an Explorer window open, the memory (here indicated in private bytes - I know that doesn't reflect every ...
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Possible memory leak in Microsoft Word 2019

We have a document, its the largest in our company at 332 Kb and approx 220 pages, it has lots of tables and texts, no images at all though. When we launch the document it is quick, adding or ...
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How to detect and troubleshoot memory leaks in Windows 10?

I previously had another memory leak and it was diagnosed and solved. But now I feel I have another one and I can't seem to detect it the way I had before. Here's the old question - Windows 10 Memory ...
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I am having an issue with an extremly high non-paged memory pool

I have 32gb of RAM. I noticed I was always maxed out at 30 or so GB of usage when I would only have things like Chrome open. I used to be able to run servers. If I restart my computer memory use will ...
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Windows 10 High Memory Usage for Unknown Reason

Recently my Windows 10 encounters a problem, after running a while the memory would gradually be taken up. I suspect it is a memory leakage, but the non-packaged pool is very few. Also, I ran Windows ...
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Windows 10 occupies 80% of RAM

Recently I've noticed that 80% and more of RAM (my laptop have 8GB RAM) is being occupied on startup, but in the task manager the sum of all processes' memory usage is less than 2GB. Here is the ...
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Docker container dies & gives: -bash: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable

Unsure whether tho ask this on here or other communities (i.e SuperUser or Unix&Linux) but will keep here for now. I have a dockerised NodeJS app using Selenium & managed by PM2 runtime. The ...
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SSMS throws System.OutOfMemoryException on every query

I've been running into some performance issues in SSMS recently, hanging and slow downs but now I'm starting to see any query I run throw an out of memory exception. Even something as simple as "...
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Non paged pool ConT consumes a lot of memory

I have in my PC 16GB of memory. If I leave my computer on for some time (hours or days, it is random), at some point I get a 90% load of memory and I get a lot of apps being really slow for some time (...
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High invisible RAM usage

I have read through a number of threads on this site and run into dead ends which I will attempt to summarize. The problem: For the last few months I have noticed a very high based RAM usage on my ...
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How to troubleshoot a memory leak in tomcat applications

We have a tomcat server serving several web applications. With jconsole I can see that the heap memory grows over time. We had some crashs with an OutOfMemoryError for the heap memory after about one ...
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Hard to Track Down Windows 10 Memory Leak

I have tried to use the steps from this post and similar ones multiple time (Windows 10 high memory usage (unknown reason)) But get no help at all from the results. The WPA parts where all new but ...
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Why is heap usage from MxBean different from that in heap dump?

I have a java application that seems to be leaking memory but I have not been able to find a way to identify the root cause. And the heap memory usage I had from MemoryMXBean seems to be quite off ...
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