Originally Posted by DoubleX
Hello, I seem to have some over usage in memory but I don't know what the problem is. I open up task manager and it only shows about 3-4GB memory being used, and sometimes with the same setup it goes up to 10GB while idling. That is without any other programs running. Even right now as I speak I only have chrome, firefox and avast virus scanner running. The memory seems to increase over time as if there are some kind of leak. I have also recently gotten "insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service" Which was able to stop all .exe from opening including task manager .exe. I have ever had this issue, could this be a virus. Please help. Thank you.
Screen shots would be helpful. How are you measuring what is "used"? If using Task Manager in Windows, keep in mind that as data, applications, etc. are read from the HDD, Windows will cache that content entirely in RAM and won't release it until an application requests memory for active tasks. That could explain how it steadily increases over time, you might be looking at cached data increasing as you surf the web, as Avast scans local content, etc. Who knows. Need more info.
As for the insufficient system resources message - what were you trying to do when you got that message?
Do you mean paging files as in virtual memory using hard drives? No I am not using that.
You should ALWAYS have a paging file, even if it's a small one. Some applications will give you an out-of-memory error if the detect the amount of virtual memory = zero, which is accurate if you have NO virtual memory / paging file to begin with. Make a small one, or set it to system-managed. With 12GB of RAM I'd make a 4GB page file.