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Discus and support Windows 10 - Memory Leaks in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm trying to determine what is causing a memory leak on my Work PC - its an old machine running Win 10 Pro - i7-5930, 64GB ram, Gigabyte X99... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by fuzed, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. fuzed Win User

    Windows 10 - Memory Leaks


    I'm trying to determine what is causing a memory leak on my Work PC - its an old machine running Win 10 Pro - i7-5930, 64GB ram, Gigabyte X99 motherboard. The issue has only started a few months ago, but can't for the life of me work out what the issue is. I thought it could be the new Brave browser I installed, the machine is left on 24/7, and was rebooted Friday - come Monday morning and I can't login - black screens, so have to do a hard reset. I only worked out it was a memory leak as I noticed over a period of a week or so, I see the the memory usage increase, and closing apps doesn't reduce the memory usage. I've tried a few of the memory optimisation apps, such as wise memory optimizer - but these don't seem to work. Any thoughts on what it could be, before I decide to do a full reinstall of Windows? Apps wise I've got a lot of different things installed, but as I work in digital forensics I need quite a few different programs, so have quite a bit on the machine. Thanks for any input.

    :)
     
    fuzed, Jul 26, 2021
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  2. BulldogXX Win User

    Possible Memory Leaks in Windows 10

    A memory leak occurs when an application closes and fails to release all its RAM back to the operating system.

    The first step in dealing with a memory leak is to determine which application is leaking memory.

    The next step is to contact that application's technical support with complete details of the memory leak, since the developers will want to fix the problem ASAP.
     
    BulldogXX, Jul 26, 2021
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  3. BulldogXX Win User
    Memory leak issue

    The term "memory leak" means that an application fails to return all its RAM to the operating system when it exits. The leftover RAM is unusable to the operating system.

    Step one is to identify the application that is leaking memory. Step two is to contact the application's developers and provide as much detailed data on the memory leak as you can. For example: which processes are still in RAM after the application exits
    and how much RAM they occupy. Application developers never want their applications to leak memory and they will be grateful for the details you provide, particularly if they can replicate the leak on their own computers.
     
    BulldogXX, Jul 26, 2021
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  4. Windows 10 - Memory Leaks

    [Win10]Memory leak?

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I appreciate you for showing interest in Windows 10 and we are glad to assist you.

    I suggest you to stop the game from the Task Manager and run the Windows Memory Diagnostic.

    Follow the below steps to run Windows Memory Diagnostic:


    • Type memory diagnostic in the search bar and click on the
      Windows Memory Diagnostic.

    • Click on Restart now and check for the problems (Recommended).

    If you need any further assistance with Windows then let us know. We would be glad to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Harshavardhan Rathod, Jul 26, 2021
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