This week I've been troubled by a very weird issue related to memory usage.
I have 4GB (not a lot) of DDR3 ram which had always been enough until this week.
When I first boot up the machine and start using it (win 7 ultimate 64bit) the memory usage stays arround 40%. If I keep using it, the memory usage will slowly increase until it reaches 99%. If I boot up the machine and just leave it there for a couple of hours, the same happens.
Another related weird issue is that, when this happens, I try to restart (via windows), it logs off, shuts down the system, the coolers keep spinning, the motherboard lights are still on, but it doesn't boot up again. It remains like that. I have to restart via reset button or power button.
I'd like to know if anyone is familiar with this kind of issue or has any possible solutions.
I'd like to apologize for my poor english level and lack of details. If you need more info, ask me.
Use task manager to see if you can find what is using all your memory
could be a crappy program with a memory leak
In task manager which process its using all the memory?
That is something I forgot to mention:
There doesn't seem to be a process with huge memory consumption. Google Chrome sure takes a lot of memory. Right now I have 5 tabs opened and 12 chrome.exe process are shown in Task Manager, but there are a lot of different processes.
May not be malware. At this point I would probably get my data backed up and do a reinstall Sommer thing is really messed up. Could be a program could be the os, finding the problem if you can will probably take longer than the nuke and pave.