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  • I'm wondering if anybody knows what's happening with the memory leak issue that is plaguing some people on Windows 8. I have experienced it several times playing Battlefield 3, and have experienced the same issue playing Starcraft. I never had these issues before installing Windows 8. I'm using an AMD 6870 graphics card. Is there a Windows update on the way or a graphics driver update on the way or what ?
    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:46 AM

Answers

  • Use the 12.11 Beta driver:

    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst1211betadriver.aspx

    if this doesn't fix it, use poolmon to see which pooltag leaks memory:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ntdebugging/archive/2012/08/30/troubleshooting-pool-leaks-part-2-poolmon.aspx


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marked as answer by Gavin.Williams Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:16 PM
    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:48 AM
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  • Use the 12.11 Beta driver:

    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst1211betadriver.aspx

    if this doesn't fix it, use poolmon to see which pooltag leaks memory:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ntdebugging/archive/2012/08/30/troubleshooting-pool-leaks-part-2-poolmon.aspx


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marked as answer by Gavin.Williams Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:16 PM
    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:48 AM
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  • Ok, thank you for the link and the information on how to investigate.
    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:01 PM