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Memory Usage Issue

Hey guys,

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.

Thank you in advance,

Gabriel
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  1. It happened to me once
    I reinstalled win 7 and it fixed the problem
    Hope it will help you.
    -Adam Ericson
  2. Thank you for your input.
    I'll keep asking and if I can't find another solution, I guess I'll have to reinstall it...
  3. Use task manager to see if you can find what is using all your memory
    could be a crappy program with a memory leak
  4. In task manager which process its using all the memory?
  5. kitsunestarwind said:
    Use task manager to see if you can find what is using all your memory
    could be a crappy program with a memory leak


    Anonymous said:
    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.

    If you want to take a look...


  6. Add the commited memory column to your graph... you will see the actual program that has reserved the memory
  7. lafontma said:
    Add the commited memory column to your graph... you will see the actual program that has reserved the memory




  8. what the h*** are all those cmd and bump.exe running? Unless you have multiple command prompts running I would highly suspect a virus/malware of some kind
  9. lafontma said:
    what the h*** are all those cmd and bump.exe running? Unless you have multiple command prompts running I would highly suspect a virus/malware of some kind


    The ones in grey are probably not running. I don't even have the option to shut them down...
    I checked for virus with combofix and Avast. Which AV should I try?
  10. Yeah, no doubt definilely looks malware or virus related
  11. Run rkill then malwarebytes. If that doesn't help run combofix.
  12. Format and reinstall.... only way to insure that you have a clean computer
  13. lafontma said:
    what the h*** are all those cmd and bump.exe running? Unless you have multiple command prompts running I would highly suspect a virus/malware of some kind


    booger007 said:
    Yeah, no doubt definilely looks malware or virus related


    Anonymous said:
    Run rkill then malwarebytes. If that doesn't help run combofix.


    I've tried what you suggested. Malwarebytes didn't find anything. The same for Combofix.

    lafontma said:
    Format and reinstall.... only way to insure that you have a clean computer


    I guess that's what I'm gonna do if I can't find a less "final" solution.

    I've also tried the solution listed here
    http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-physical-memory-all-being-used-566077.html

    because my problem looks like the one described, but it also didn't work...
  14. Best answer
    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.
  15. Best answer selected by siq.
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