Windows 10: Problem with compressed memory process

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  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.494)
       28 Mar 2016 #1

    Problem with compressed memory process


    I hope I have posted this in the right place

    I have a problem with the system and compressed memory process

    I have googled this to death yet nothing I do seems to help

    As I write this (very slowly) this process is currently using 24% of my CPU ! (system interupts using 10%)

    I have had Windows 10 for 6 months but this problem is new

    After reading various posts in various forums I have done the following

    Turned off Windows Tips
    Turned off run memory diagnostic
    Reinstalled Windows 10
    Checked all my drivers which are all up to date

    I have not taken other advice to turn off prefetch etc

    This is not an intermittant problem as it is happening every 30 minutes or so

    I have read and understand why Windows now uses a new method of memory management but either this new method sucks or I have another issue

    I would appreciate any help as my PC is often unusuable for 5- 10 minutes every 30 minutes


    Last edited by gooner1959; 28 Mar 2016 at 19:56.
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       28 Mar 2016 #2

    Do this happen if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? To get there, click the Start button, Power, hold down the Shift key and click on Restart.

    If not then try using Clean Boot to see if you can figure out what is causing the problem.

    How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts
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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.494)
    Thread Starter
       28 Mar 2016 #3


    Thanks for the response

    I dont seem to be able to boot into safe mode

    I follow the process all the way through to f5 then after a few minutes PC switches off

    I will try the clean boot tho in the morning
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       29 Mar 2016 #4

    You don't press F5, just press the number 5 key, that will take you to Safe Mode with Networking.
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  5. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.494)
    Thread Starter
       29 Mar 2016 #5

    ah ok i understand

    I did the clean boot thing and oddly the problem seems to have vanished tho i dont know why I followed the tutorial and when i disabled all the non microsoft services problem went. What I dont understand is as I enabled them back bit by bit problem never returned although throughout it all I kept start up program items all disabled and I have left them that way for now

    I will experiment with enabling them bit by bit to see if I get a conflict again with programs enabled

    Thanks again for your help and I will let you know what happens
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  6. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       29 Mar 2016 #6

    Sounds like you are on the right track.
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  7. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.494)
    Thread Starter
       30 Mar 2016 #7


    I have now enabled all of the start up apps i like to have start with windows and left others i dont use including some i didnt recognise but when googling them they dont seem needed and all is well - almost

    I no longer have high CPU and memory usage but do get occasional 100% disk usage but that isnt causing me a problem so thanks for your help Ztruker and for the correct key for safe mode
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  8. Ztruker's Avatar
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       31 Mar 2016 #8

    You are very welcome. Glad you got some relief from this problem at least.
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    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.494)
    Thread Starter
       02 Apr 2016 #9

    Oh well that didnt last long

    CPU usage back up to 40% even 50% for minutes at a time rendering my PC unusable

    It seems many other people have this issue so maybe it isnt me its Windows ?
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  10.    03 Apr 2016 #10

    Hi, it's problem with various possible causes. System and compressed memory was introduced in Win 10 to optimise memory use, but can cause problems for some. Here's a collection of issues and maybe solutions. A common one is one experienced with Chrome.

    Feel free to search the forum for "system and compressed memory" using the search box above.. you will find a number of threads. Here are some I've collected (unfortunately the para numbers as per my document aren't reproduced properly here)

    About system and memory compression
    Windows 10 Memory Compression - Windows 10 Forums

    1. Memory leak- driver

    Post 18:
    System running super slow with Windows 10

    Unresolved- presumed driver
    System and Compressed Memory - Windows 10 Forums

    1. MS update KB3124262

    This is the update that is causing my system memory to go higher. Sometimes over 300mb to 500mb
    Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3124262)
    consuming 1-3GB of RAM - Windows 10 Forums

    1. Acessing Facebook in browser

    High CPU usage - System and Compressed Memory

    1. Turnoff "show me tips about Windows."

    System and compressed memory slowing down disk operation

    100% disk + System and compressed memory

    1. Solved- driver latency

    Is this normal? System and compressed memory process ALWAYS at 20% cpu

    1. Solved - Adblock.

    Windows 10 HIGH CPU Usage

    1. Unresolved - tried setting pagefile size manually.

    HELP - System and compressed memory constantly at 35% CPU

    8. Solution/fix - Chrome and facebook

    High CPU usage - System and Compressed Memory

    Video card < 1Gb with Chrome- Chrome uses VRAM
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