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I just built a new PC and installed 64-bit Win 7 pro on it this past week (The one in my signature). It has been running beautifully until earlier today.

I log on and it runs fine for a while; I notice the small, roughly 500-700MB of RAM that my processes use, then I notice Supercatch starting to cache into memory. The cache tops out at 1700MB, ok, so a little over half my memory being used by Superfetch and process even though I'm running just resource monitor and task manager. I understand when the RAM is needed, Superfetch makes room for the physical memory my computer needs.

Here's where the problem comes in; the RAM keeps filling up. It is currently at 82% usage with basically nothing open other than resource monitoring software and a couple control panel windows; the cache has shrank to 713MB, 686 MB available, 0 MB free, 3348 MB in use... Eventually it will fill up and if I try to run anything it says insufficient system resources and I can't open anything, power down, or anything so I have to hard power off.

There is no process listed to be eating it all and all the processes listed cannot be filling up all the RAM... Here's some screenshots


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Is dwm.exe running in the background? If so, close it... (check in task manager).
     
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It was, but it was only taking up 45MB....

I think I may have found the issue... just got a BSOD a minute ago that was caused by the driver for my wireless adapter; think that may cause it?
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Could be... Worth a shot removing it and seeing the.computer boot without it? Did you try to close dwm anyways? That process always seems to use a ton of system resources, even if it doesnt show it using that much in the task manager.
     
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Yeah, I disabled it dwm.exe, but it seems like it's still gonna run away with the memory... gonna wait and see if it gets out of hand and then disable the wireless driver and see if it stops... if that doesn't work then i guess it's gonna be a fresh install
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sounds like a memory leak, if you think it has something to do with the wireless drivers unistall it and use a a driver from microsoft.
    
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I'm pretty sure that was the driver from microsoft lol. I'm gonna try to download the driver from RealTek and see if that helps
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post #8 of 14
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I uninstalled and deleted the old driver from my driver folder in the file system; I downloaded and installed the driver from Realtech and it has SLOWLY made its way up to 49% used physical memory, but almost 1700MB of that is cached, so i'm about to go to bed and see if i get a bluescreen or if it goes up any.

I'm probably just gonna format and reinstall tomorrow
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I haven't reinstalled windows again, but it was doing it earlier today; supposedly there were some updates needing to install and i shut it do and they installed. Now the system seems fine; it's been sitting at 28%, 1.2GB, memory used with just the process monitor open, with 1900 in cache and sitting there for a little while now.

Think I should still do a fresh install? It's not like I've got anything important on here this early into it
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Ok, so I reinstalled th OS, updated all the windows software, installed drivers for my motherboard, gpu, and wireless adapter. I installed Avira, Afterburner, Furmark, Prime95, Unigine heaven, CPUID, core temp, and i believe that's all.... It worked fine for while, but it's started acting up again. Not only is it eating through the RAM, but if you open resource monitor and go to CPU, the 'system interrupts process' keeps one of my cores at a constant 13% +/- a little.. What's wrong with my machine???
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