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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       06 Sep 2015 #1

    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. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10,897
    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro
       06 Sep 2015 #2

    Please make a screenshot of taskmanager filtered on the memory and post it.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 Sep 2015 #3

    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. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10,897
    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro
       07 Sep 2015 #4

    Antilope said: 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. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       07 Sep 2015 #5

    Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       20 Oct 2015 #6

    LMiller7 said: 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. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Oct 2015 #7

    That's resource manager, not task manager.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       21 Oct 2015 #8

    Mystere said: 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. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       21 Oct 2015 #9

    LMiller7 said: 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. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 175
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Oct 2015 #10

    Antilope said: 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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