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Weird thing happening on my new rig,that did not happen on my old rig.

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July 11, 2012 6:14:45 PM

Ok i run a lot of stuff on my pc,and after a recent restart i have run 15+tabs in chrome,fraps(not recording),utorrent(for legal torrents),Vlc(running),steam,skype,HWMonitor,a chat program called raptr,task manager,teamspeak, and 2-3 folders open, and it only uses 3-4gb of my ram.

But if i leave my pc on for a while it will slowly use more of my ram over time,example has been 2 weeks since i have turned off my rig and i am running less stuff,and instead of using less ram, i am now using almost 7gb of my 8gb of ram,and i know once before the same thing happened,and it ended up using up so much ram,that i was unable to play any games cause windows would say i am running out of ram.

I know this never happened on my last rig.

Please help me find out the cause of it.

And please don't suggest to tun off my pc,cause i don't like turning off my rig cause i almost always have stuff that i am in the middle of,and i have having to find the point of a tv show/movie i was watching,and i don't want to bookmark everything i am working on,cause i already have to many bookmarks lol.
July 11, 2012 6:17:29 PM

More information?
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July 11, 2012 6:19:26 PM

What info do you need? like the specs of my new rig and/or my old rig? if not what info do you need?
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July 11, 2012 6:24:26 PM

Yes.
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July 11, 2012 6:38:17 PM

amuffin said:
Yes.


Ok my current rig is:
Case :CM HAF 932
Motherboard :ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
Video card :Sapphire 7970 reference card
Power supply:Cougar CMX 1000w
Processor :AMD FX-8150
CPU Cooler :CM Hyper 212+
Memory :2x4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600Mhz
and i am running 3 screens

My old rig is:
Case :Ultra E-Torque ATX Mid-Tower Case
Motherboard :XFX nForce 680i LT SLI
Video card :EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE
Power supply:Ultra X-Pro 600w SLI Ready
Processor :Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Q9450
CPU Cooler :CoolIT Systems Domino ALC
Memory :2x2GB Patriot Viper DDR2 1066MHz
I was only running one screen on this rig.


I hope this helps.
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July 11, 2012 6:52:55 PM

Sounds like maybe an app is leaking memory, like a browser add-on or something.

When your memory usage is high, have you tried looking at Task Manager to see how much RAM is being used by each app & service?

Right click on the task bar -> Start Task Manager (OR you can try Start -> Run -> taksmgr.exe).

In the Task Manager, go to the 'Processes' tab and make sure 2 things:

1) You're showing the columns for memory usage (View -> Select Columns...).
2) If applicable, click 'Show processes from all users" at the bottom of that list so you see *everything*.

With any luck, you should be able to see what's eating up all your RAM right there.
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July 11, 2012 7:15:35 PM

JustLurking said:
Sounds like maybe an app is leaking memory, like a browser add-on or something.

When your memory usage is high, have you tried looking at Task Manager to see how much RAM is being used by each app & service?

Right click on the task bar -> Start Task Manager (OR you can try Start -> Run -> taksmgr.exe).

In the Task Manager, go to the 'Processes' tab and make sure 2 things:

1) You're showing the columns for memory usage (View -> Select Columns...).
2) If applicable, click 'Show processes from all users" at the bottom of that list so you see *everything*.

With any luck, you should be able to see what's eating up all your RAM right there.


Ok i found this running atkexComSvc.exe and it keep using more ram,like on the Memory(private working set) it is 831,900k and going up every few seconds.

I found this
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=2012020309484724...

I guess i should try what they suggest.


Also look at the date the guy says on the last post,that creeped me out a little bit lol.
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July 11, 2012 7:39:10 PM

I would just unistall/disable.

But if you want/need it then I would try that guys script.
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July 11, 2012 7:44:29 PM

Yeah, I don't bother with AI Suite junk, I'd recommend uninstalling it normally first and seeing if it goes away. If not, try his instructions about manually disabling and/or removing those services.

Worse case, and I can't imagine how it would ever come to this, you can use that little VB script someone mentions in that thread. The script just restarts the service that's leaking memory.

He runs that script on a timer so the leaking service is regularly restarted, making the memory leak less of an issue. It's a kludge, but if for some reason you can't remove those services, it should work.

I like what one guy said there, and agree fully:

"AI Suite II is fun to play with, but it's like running speed tests: you'll do it all the time after you upgrade, but the fun fades after a while, and you'll eventually go back to using your computer for normal stuff."
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July 11, 2012 8:06:42 PM

Best answer selected by trainergames.
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