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  • even in idle of the 8 Gbs ram i have its jumping up over 50% the frst six months or so it stayed at 19%  and i have been told it take a little over 1GB to run w7 i cant find any bandwith being used so i assume i havem't been hacked but am not really familiar with the processes and services side of system monitoring
    Saturday, July 16, 2011 9:01 PM

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  • When the computer is idle and memory usage is over 50%:

    Run these commands from a command-prompt:

    wmic os get * /format:list | findstr /i free

    wmic os get * /format:list | findstr /i memory

    wmic path win32_perfrawdata_perfos_memory get * /format:list

    Run this from PowerShell prompt:

    get-process | sort workingset -descending | select -first 10 | format-table name,workingset -autosize

    And then paste the output back into this thread for feedback.

    Or, another way to get a summary of memory usage is:

    1. Click Start, in the Search box type Performance Information and Tools.
    2. Click Advanced Tools in the left pane.
    3. Scroll to the bottom and select Generate a system health report.
    4. After a minute the report is created. In the report, scroll down and expand Memory.
    5. Within Memory, expand Process and Counters, and you can copy and paste them back to the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by Miya Yao Tuesday, July 19, 2011 7:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, July 25, 2011 1:51 AM
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 4:18 AM

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  • On Sat, 16 Jul 2011 21:01:11 +0000, sikie wrote:

    even in idle of the 8 Gbs ram i have its jumping up over 50% the frst six months or so it stayed at 19%  and i have been told it take a little over 1GB to run w7 i cant find any bandwith being used so i assume i havem't been hacked but am not really familiar with the processes and services side of system monitoring

    That's not any kind of problem. Wanting to minimize the amount of
    memory Windows uses is a counterproductive desire. Windows is designed
    to use all, or most, of your memory, all the time, and that's good not
    bad. Free memory is wasted memory. You paid for it all and shouldn't
    want to see any of it wasted.

    Windows works hard to find a use for all the memory you have all the
    time. For example if your apps don't need some of it, it will use that
    part for caching, then give it back when your apps later need it. In
    this way Windows keeps all your memory working for you all the time.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    Saturday, July 16, 2011 10:13 PM
  • Hi Sikie, you said..

    even in idle of the 8 Gbs ram i have its jumping up over 50% the frst six months or so it stayed at 19% 

     

    Have you added any large hardware items like a new graphics card that has more memory needs, or installed any new programs recently that could be consuming lots of memory, perhaps you've started some system services like VirtualPC etc. that might need extra resources?

    Your system shouldn't really suddenly change its memory usage out of the blue.

     

    Regards, pkn2011

     

    Sunday, July 17, 2011 2:33 AM
  • When the computer is idle and memory usage is over 50%:

    Run these commands from a command-prompt:

    wmic os get * /format:list | findstr /i free

    wmic os get * /format:list | findstr /i memory

    wmic path win32_perfrawdata_perfos_memory get * /format:list

    Run this from PowerShell prompt:

    get-process | sort workingset -descending | select -first 10 | format-table name,workingset -autosize

    And then paste the output back into this thread for feedback.

    Or, another way to get a summary of memory usage is:

    1. Click Start, in the Search box type Performance Information and Tools.
    2. Click Advanced Tools in the left pane.
    3. Scroll to the bottom and select Generate a system health report.
    4. After a minute the report is created. In the report, scroll down and expand Memory.
    5. Within Memory, expand Process and Counters, and you can copy and paste them back to the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by Miya Yao Tuesday, July 19, 2011 7:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, July 25, 2011 1:51 AM
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 4:18 AM
  • hello sir ...
    i have same problm .. but i have 32 bits win 7 systm ...
    i followed your memory ,counter process ....
    n here are my details ...


    counter Mean Minimum Maximum
    % Committed Bytes In Use 75 73 75
    Available Bytes 260,274,859 237,735,936 289,910,784
    Cache Bytes 76,953,763 76,206,080 79,814,656
    Cache Faults/sec 338 3 3,876
    Commit Limit 3,751,985,152 3,751,985,152 3,751,985,152
    Committed Bytes 2,795,973,746 2,754,732,032 2,819,977,216
    Demand Zero Faults/sec 3,178 0 18,300
    Free & Zero Page List Bytes 5,766,843 0 18,366,464
    Free System Page Table Entries 176,718 176,182 177,276
    Modified Page List Bytes 1,770,902 61,440 17,281,024
    Page Faults/sec 4,040 7 22,994
    Page Reads/sec 40 0 173
    Page Writes/sec 0.646 0 29
    Pages Input/sec 279 0 1,981
    Pages Output/sec 85 0 3,775
    Pages/sec 364 0 4,109
    Pool Nonpaged Allocs 215,729 211,468 217,158
    Pool Nonpaged Bytes 36,267,479 36,159,488 36,511,744
    Pool Paged Allocs 179,211 165,150 183,471
    Pool Paged Bytes 140,838,099 139,587,584 141,344,768
    Pool Paged Resident Bytes 80,889,693 79,745,024 81,354,752
    Standby Cache Core Bytes 43,874,597 43,556,864 44,527,616
    Standby Cache Normal Priority Bytes 210,230,386 186,900,480 245,383,168
    Standby Cache Reserve Bytes 383,399 0 7,757,824
    System Cache Resident Bytes 76,950,642 76,206,080 79,814,656
    Transition Faults/sec 521 0 5,873
    Transition Pages RePurposed/sec 547 0 6,391
    Write Copies/sec 15 0 206
    Handle Count nbsp;<input class="top b1" id="top_table_5114" size="3" value="10" />of  48 
    Instance Mean Minimum Maximum
    _Total 15,827 14,879 16,088
    explorer 1,371 1,331 1,506
    svchost##4 1,303 1,074 1,657
    SearchIndexer 846 841 849
    lsass 704 692 707
    svchost##6 628 627 628
    csrss 615 544 657
    rundll32 611 599 611
    svchost##2 581 578 583
    System 574 573 575

     plzz  do reply asap .. :(

    Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:20 AM
  • Dear Craig,

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    Please contact me i will be very kind of you.

    http://forums.iis.net/p/1217453/2087105.aspx?Re+IIS+memory+is+not+coming+down

    adeel.imtiaz@netsoltech.com

    Thanks

    Adeel Imtiaz


    Malik Adeel Imtiaz

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:24 AM