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September 28, 2013 5:08:15 PM

So this PC is 5 months old and nothing have been going wrong - until now. My computer have been randomly restarting and I have located the problem that my RAM usage is too high. So I tried exiting out of every tab and when I got into task manager I see that the memory usage is still 3.85 GB. So now I am confused on why this is happening; also, and I don't know whether this will make a difference, but I also have a 2GB EVGA GTX 660 in addition to a 8 GB corsair vengeance. At the time that i bought the RAM, I thought I would be enough. Any suggestions?

Side Note: I played a lot of games

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September 28, 2013 5:16:20 PM

What led you to the conclusion that your computer is restarting from high RAM usage? If that correlation is true, it's not the actual problem, nor is that "random".

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September 28, 2013 5:36:19 PM

trend micro house calls............. do a complete scan.
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September 28, 2013 6:03:13 PM

zyky said:
What led you to the conclusion that your computer is restarting from high RAM usage? If that correlation is true, it's not the actual problem, nor is that "random".



Well it usually happens during a game of Smite, and it doesn't happen all the time. Like today it happened when only 2 window of chrome of open and a game of smite. While sometimes i have smite and battlefield 3 open and 3 tabs of chrome and it never happens.
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September 28, 2013 6:35:52 PM

swifty_morgan said:
trend micro house calls............. do a complete scan.


No threats found
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September 28, 2013 6:54:31 PM

Does XMP make any difference?
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September 28, 2013 6:54:43 PM

highjack this.

must be the NSA
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September 29, 2013 4:10:07 AM

Does Windows blue-screen or do you get a kernel panic, or does the system reset with no report of something going wrong? Can you recreate this running something like OCCT to stress the system?
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September 29, 2013 10:42:21 AM

zyky said:
Does Windows blue-screen or do you get a kernel panic, or does the system reset with no report of something going wrong? Can you recreate this running something like OCCT to stress the system?


It had multiple errors. It so far had blue screened, restart with no error, and a windows error of saying that there is too much ram usage. I haven't tried using OCCT to stress the system, but i have tried playing multiple games at once but no dice.
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September 30, 2013 2:12:46 AM

There could be so many things that lead to any of those.
Faulty hardware (cpu, ram, mainboard, video card, power supply, etc)
Loose/dirty connection
brownouts / unstable mains
Poorly written drivers/kernel mode software
Insufficient cooling
EM interference
etc etc.

Until you can reliably reproduce the problem, it will be extremely hard to diagnose.

You should probably give more details about your hardware so people can rule out any obvious compatibility problems. It's fairly common for a lot of people to not give enough considering to the power supply they use and that's often the root of the problem for a majority of these cases.
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September 30, 2013 11:01:25 AM

zyky said:
There could be so many things that lead to any of those.
Faulty hardware (cpu, ram, mainboard, video card, power supply, etc)
Loose/dirty connection
brownouts / unstable mains
Poorly written drivers/kernel mode software
Insufficient cooling
EM interference
etc etc.

Until you can reliably reproduce the problem, it will be extremely hard to diagnose.

You should probably give more details about your hardware so people can rule out any obvious compatibility problems. It's fairly common for a lot of people to not give enough considering to the power supply they use and that's often the root of the problem for a majority of these cases.


These are my specs:
Monitor: Acer X223W
Mouse: Razer Naga
CPU: Intel i5-3570K
Motherboard: ASRock Pro4 Z77 ATX
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 660 2GB SSC
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB
Power Supply: Corsair 650W
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November 3, 2013 5:27:44 PM

Happened again...
Windows says system low on ram and shut down every window open. Looked in task manager and found 3.45 GB in use even though all the windows were closed -.-
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November 3, 2013 5:58:14 PM

I actually had this problem when I was booting up. Turned out to be lose processor heatsink.
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November 3, 2013 11:58:50 PM

list all programs running on start up.

when you did your scans.......... did you shut down system restore?
did you do the scans in safe mode?
what programs did you use for scanning?

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November 4, 2013 2:08:54 AM

I've just started having this problem as well. It first started occurring in Battlefield 4, and now my system is using 90+% on boot up. I'll not hijack this thread, but just to say good luck and if I find a solution I'll post here.

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