1. Join Date : Aug 2016
    SW Virginia USA
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       18 Oct 2016 #1

    Running out of memory since Anniversary update


    When I play DDO, I also have chrome and Explorer open. This was never a problem until the anniversary update. Now I get screen messages saying I need to close something because I am running out of memory. Task manager shows memory usage at 89 - 91%. Even after I closed Chrome, usage is still at 79%.
    I have an Alienware M17 laptop with 16Gb RAM. What changed in the anniversary update?
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  2. Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,206
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       19 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, nothing that had that specific effect that I'm (yet) aware of...

    Have you ever changed your page file setting from its default?
    Have you checked your page file settings are still appropriate?

    Have you tried to identify what processes are using RAM? If you can't see this in task manager, try e.g. Process Explorer (free from MS)
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  3. Join Date : Aug 2016
    SW Virginia USA
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       19 Oct 2016 #3

    Thanks, I forgot about the page file. I will look for Process Explorer.
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  4. Join Date : Aug 2016
    SW Virginia USA
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       19 Oct 2016 #4

    Thank you dalchina


    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, nothing that had that specific effect that I'm (yet) aware of...

    Have you ever changed your page file setting from its default?
    Have you checked your page file settings are still appropriate?

    Have you tried to identify what processes are using RAM? If you can't see this in task manager, try e.g. Process Explorer (free from MS)
    Your recommendation was the fix.. Thank you. Somehow my pagefile got set to 0. I enabled it on my second internal drive and my RAM usage went from 89% to 23%. With my game, Google Chrome, and Explorer all open, it only gets up to about 35%. What an improvement.

    I also downloaded Process Explorer. Very nice app. thanks for that also.

    Thanks
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  5. Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       20 Oct 2016 #5

    Great- amazing how much in the way of resources is used.. you'd think 16Gb would be huge.
    Odd the setting changed...

    Now I remember running a program I wrote for design proving and replica board testing of a pair of PCBs using the first single chip up our company used which ran in 64k bytes of RAM - 8 cards each with 8kbytes of RAM. The up had 512 words of 12 bit memory.
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  6. Join Date : Aug 2016
    SW Virginia USA
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       20 Oct 2016 #6

    I would think 16Gb would be more than enough to run a game, browser, and Explorer without ram usage going to 80%. I wonder if the anniversary update added more bloat..
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  7. Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,206
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       20 Oct 2016 #7

    I've not noticed any change.. and you're down to a much lower usage level as things can be paged out. I don't know what your game needs in terms of resources, so can't comment. Your VRAM is perhaps 3Gb or so max, so you could be using system memory for graphics.
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