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  1.    06 Sep 2015 #1
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    Memory leak after a few hours


    Hey,

    I have this weird issue with my OS. I have 16GB of RAM and whenever I boot the OS the RAM usage is 14%.
    After a few hours the memory usage is going to 30%+ although there isn't any program that uses that much.
    I can't know which program causing this because it doesn't show it in task manager.
    I didn't install any special programs lately and I think it started 4 days ago.

    What can I do to diagnose what is causing it?
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  2.    06 Sep 2015 #2
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    Please make a screenshot of taskmanager filtered on the memory and post it.
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  3.    06 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I've found that a lot of websites have ad trackers that run in the background. Some websites have up to 30 trackers. These follow you from website to website, gathering data on where you surf, what you look at, etc for sales purposes. These have revved my pc memory usage up to 50% at times unless I use something to control them. So that may some of the phantom causes of memory usage. Check and see if your PC has a lot of trackers running.
    Last edited by Antilope; 06 Sep 2015 at 21:06.
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  4.    07 Sep 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    I've found that a lot of websites have ad trackers that run in the background. Some websites have up to 30 trackers. These follow you from website to website, gathering data on where you surf, what you look at, etc for sales purposes. These have revved my pc memory usage up to 50% at times unless I use something to control them. So that may some of the phantom causes of memory usage. Check and see if your PC has a lot of trackers running.
    The memory issue happens at startup, this slows down the startup so that you can't open any browser without delay.
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  5.    07 Sep 2015 #5
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    Windows 7

    Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information.
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  6.    20 Oct 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information.
    Sorry for the long delay, but the problem was solved and it came again now. Here is the screenshot.

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  7.    20 Oct 2015 #7
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    That's resource manager, not task manager.
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  8.    21 Oct 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    That's resource manager, not task manager.
    This is after 8 hours and when I start the os the memory is on 11%.

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  9.    21 Oct 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information.
    The Performance tab shows important information not found elsewhere. For an initial assessment this is more important than a process list. The problem may not be a process at all.
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  10.    22 Oct 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    I've found that a lot of websites have ad trackers that run in the background. Some websites have up to 30 trackers. These follow you from website to website, gathering data on where you surf, what you look at, etc for sales purposes. These have revved my pc memory usage up to 50% at times unless I use something to control them. So that may some of the phantom causes of memory usage. Check and see if your PC has a lot of trackers running.
    This is one reason why I keep using adblock, it stops stuff like this dead in it's tracks.
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