Windows 10: memory being eaten up

Discus and support memory being eaten up in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi there! I have a HP 124BS153OD windows 10 laptop. It is a cute little laptop with very very little memory, {57GB}, so every little bit is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by RogerHanna_891, Sep 6, 2019.

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    Hi there! I have a HP 124BS153OD windows 10 laptop. It is a cute little laptop with very very little memory, {57GB}, so every little bit is important. It does what I want it to do, and I am happy with it.

    My concern is that something is eating away at what little memory it has, and I do not know what it is.

    I use NO extra storage. I use a flash drive for storage, and store NOTHING on the laptop itself.

    I have only 3 extra programs installed: AVG, CCleaner, and Firefox.

    Here is the data: Purchased 1/13/19 ... 37.6GB free of 57 = 66% free.

    Today is 9/6/19 .. approx 8 months later , and it is down to 23.3GB free of 57 = 40% free

    Something is eating memory as a tasty diet, and it is not me, so does anyone have an idea what parasite is doing all the eating?

    :)
     
    RogerHanna_891, Sep 6, 2019
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  2. Sasqui Win User

    Overclocking / Undervolting guide for Vega 56 or 64?

    Here's a quick laundry list:

    List of software to use for overclocking and testing
    Examples:
    Wattman (and how to find and use it, like an overview, including profiles)
    Unigine Valley or Heaven (use this for quick testing while changing settings in Wattman and checking for stability / artifacts) ...just suggesting this
    How to monitor cores / mem speeds and temps during testing (I've seen screen overlays, and others using GPUz)

    Step-by step overclocking in Wattman
    Fan speeds
    Power limit
    Temp limit
    Voltages
    Core speeds
    Memory speeds
     
    Sasqui, Sep 6, 2019
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  3. Arun B J Win User
    Memory all eaten up about once/day

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.



    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Increase the paging file (virtual memory) size

    Windows automatically attempts to increase the paging file size the first time your computer becomes low on memory, but you can also manually increase it up to a maximum size that is determined by the amount of RAM installed. Although increasing
    the paging file size can help prevent low memory problems, it can also make your programs run more slowly. Because your computer reads information from RAM much faster than from a hard disk (where the paging file is), making too much virtual memory available
    to programs will slow them down.

    Follow the steps to Increase the paging file (virtual memory) size


    • Press + R and putsysdm.cpl in
      Run dialog box to open System Properties.
      Click OK/hit Enter key.

    • In the System Properties window, switch to
      Advanced tab. Under Performance, click on
      Settings option.

    • Next, in the Performance Options window, switch to
      Advanced tab. Click on Change underVirtual memory.

    • Finally, in theVirtual memory window shown below, uncheck the
      Automatically manage paging file sizefor all drive option. Then highlight your system drive under
      Paging file size for each type heading. For the Custom size option, set the suitable values for fields:
      Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB).
      It is highly recommended to avoidselecting
      No paging fileoption here. When you’re done with inputting your choice, click
      OK, OK, Apply,
      and OK.

    Step 2: Install more RAM

    If you see signs of low memory, or if Windows warns you about a low memory problem, check the information that came with your computer or contact the computer manufacturer to determine which type of RAM is compatible with your computer, and then
    install more RAM. To install RAM, check the information provided by the manufacturer.

    Step 3: Determine if a program overuses memory

    If the computer becomes low on memory whenever you run certain programs, one or more of those programs might have a memory leak. To stop a memory leak, you need to close the program. To repair a memory leak, you need to check for updates for
    the program or contact the publisher of the software.

    To determine which program is using the most memory, follow these steps:

    • Open Task Manager by right-clicking the taskbar, and then clicking Task Manager.
    • Click the Processes tab.
    To sort programs by memory usage, click Memory (Private Working Set).



    Keep us posted on this issue so that we can assist you better.

    Thanks and Regards.
     
    Arun B J, Sep 6, 2019
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    Memory issues

    Thank you for updating us. We suggest that you run the Memory Diagnostics Tool, this is to check your system for memory problems. Follow the steps below:

    • Open Control Panel and type memory in the search bar.
    • Click on Diagnose computer memory problems to open it.
    • If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    Let us know the status of the issue.
     
    Reymichael Ros, Sep 6, 2019
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