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  1.    09 Jun 2015 #11
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    So the interesting part of your second screenshot is the "Non-paged pool" size. When you get a non-paged pool that large, it's usually leaky device driver of some sort.

    There are tools to try and track this down, but on x64 it can be difficult and very involved digging through the guts of the kernel page tables. However, if you search google for device driver leak paged pool you should come up with good info.
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  2.    09 Jun 2015 #12
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    So the interesting part of your second screenshot is the "Non-paged pool" size. When you get a non-paged pool that large, it's usually leaky device driver of some sort.

    There are tools to try and track this down, but on x64 it can be difficult and very involved digging through the guts of the kernel page tables. However, if you search google for device driver leak paged pool you should come up with good info.
    I've tried procexp.exe:
    * run as admin
    * show processes from all users
    * show unnamed handles and mappings
    * show nonpaged pool

    None of the processes use much.. So yeah, probably a driver...

    I'm downloading WDK for poolmon.exe, didn't find a separate download.
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  3.    09 Jun 2015 #13

    Quote Originally Posted by J0nDaFr3aK View Post
    I understand. Thanks for the answer. Yet, Windows 8 would use more memory at the beginning of each session. I know the official system requirements are the same as Windows 8, but I was just wondering whether someone had noticed a lower memory usage or it was just me.
    You have to remember some software you install automatically installs service type apps that run at startup. Google does this and Itunes does this. This will also affect resources.
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  4.    09 Jun 2015 #14

    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Within reasonable limits the more memory you have the more Windows will use. This is a good thing and the reason why a computer with 16 GB of RAM is faster than one with 2 GB, when running the exact same software.

    The basic principle is that at any given time the amount of code and data in use is almost always larger then the size of RAM. So Windows can only keep a subset of this in RAM while the rest must remain in the original files or the pagefile. This isn't as bad as it sounds because most of the data that is not in RAM isn't used very often anyway. The more RAM you have the larger this subset will be and the less often the OS will have to go to the disk. Windows knows what data has been recently accessed and what has not so it is able to make intelligent choices about what should be in RAM and what should not. And these choices are continually being revised as the situation changes.

    None of this is new. NT 3.1 was doing all of this back in 1993 but modern systems do it better. With only 12 MB RAM (the specified minimum for NT 3.1) there wasn't room for sophisticated memory management.
    Plus this is also why sometimes when you add memory you will notice an increase of speed. (Believe me you get used to it and next time it's not noticeable.) . I remember my Windows 7 machine i purchased with 8 gb of RAM. I decided to add 4 more and the speed increase was noticeable. So then i said memory is cheap so I'll go to 16 and I didn't notice a thing. So there is a point of no return.
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  5.    09 Jun 2015 #15
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Seems more like a memory leak. Though, 8 believe it's BF4's issue, not the OS's
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