Windows 10: Desktop Window Manager taking up too much memory

Discus and support Desktop Window Manager taking up too much memory in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi,When I open task manager, I see that Desktop Window Manager DWM.exe takes up more than 1.6 GB of memory.I've searched the internet and tried... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Kai_Yin, May 12, 2021.

  1. Kai_Yin Win User

    Desktop Window Manager taking up too much memory


    Hi,When I open task manager, I see that Desktop Window Manager DWM.exe takes up more than 1.6 GB of memory.I've searched the internet and tried everything I could find, but nothing was a permanent fix.Does anyone have any advice on how to fix this problem?

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    Kai_Yin, May 12, 2021
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  2. Argel Obm Win User

    BSOD- memory management

    Upon checking the dump file, the issue is being caused by ntoskrnl.exe. Ntoskrnl.exe is the one responsible for memory management that is why you're having the Memory Management error. We suggest that you follow the steps found in the link that we provided
    in our last reply to resolve the issue. Please take note that if you're overclocking your processor or video card, kindly reset their settings to default.

    Let us know the outcome after performing the provided steps.
     
    Argel Obm, May 12, 2021
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  3. Memory management

    Hi Daniel,

    Missing/outdated driver and error with your PC memory (RAM) are some of the factors that may cause the blue screen due to Memory Management error. To effectively assist you with your concern, we'd like to ask the following:

    • Have you made any recent changes on your device prior to your concern?
    • What are other troubleshooting steps have your performed to resolve your concern?

    While checking for the dump file that you've sent, we suggest that you run a full scan on your device using the
    SFC and DISM command to automatically fix any corrupted files that my possibly trigger the error. The steps can be found on this

    Wiki Article
    created by community MVP ZigZag3143. Once you're done, check if the issue persists.

    We'll appreciate if you can send us an update.
     
    Darwin Dim, May 12, 2021
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  4. Desktop Window Manager taking up too much memory

    Windows 10 upgrade memory management error

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10. 



    I understand the inconvenience that you are facing on Windows 10, we will certainly help you with this issue. 



    I suggest you to run Memory Diagnostic tool and check if it helps.

    Memory Diagnostic tool is used to detect the possible memory problems.

    Follow the below steps:


    • Type Memory Diagnostic in the search area in the task bar and select
      Windows Memory Diagnostic.

    • Select Restart now and check for problem.
    If issue persist, I suggest you to refer to the link below.

    Troubleshoot blue screen errors



    Hope this helps. Please respond if you have any further related query.



    Thank you
     
    JuzarAli1709, May 12, 2021
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