Windows 10: High Memory Usage (up to 95%) as Compressed, Slows Computer Solved

  1.    14 Sep 2016 #1

    High Memory Usage (up to 95%) as Compressed, Slows Computer


    I have 16 Gb of ram. Over the course of a couple weeks, the usage as compressed memory builds up to about 95%, at which point programs begin responding slower and my mouse seems to drop frames. Image below.

    I've tried disabling superfetch, which i heard may have been causing the compressed memory. I'm aware that its supposed to be a performance enhancer, but i felt as though removing it would be easier. However, even when i disabled superfetch, it continued to compress memory. Sometimes when I restart the computer it would remove all of the compressed memory, but usually it doesnt and it builds up to 95% if i dont do anything about it.

    In addition, it does not show up under the list of tasks. I remember it used to be shown under something called "system and compressed memory" but now it just says "system", and that "system" says its only using 0.1mb.

    If someone knows how to completely remove this so called performance enhancing "feature", or a way of fixing this issue, I would greatly appreciate it.
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  2.    15 Sep 2016 #2

    Memory compression isn't your problem - it is your non-paged pool. This is 14.2 GB where normally be a few hundred MB (and generally less than paged pool). Memory allocated in non-paged pool can not be used by anything else. This problem is normally is due to a memory leak in a device driver. This would explain why rebooting temporarily clears it..

    It isn't easy to identify which driver (I don't know how anyway) but Killer Network Manager software often causes a problem if you have that.
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  3.    15 Sep 2016 #3

    There's a sourceforge tool available for this purpose called "Windows Leaks Detector." Might be worth checking out!
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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