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Very high RAM usage after Battlefield 3


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Not to play BF3, just to see if your RAM use is back to normal idling without running anything

Possible a driver is doing it and safe mode only loads essential drivers, not 3rd party ones

It's fine if I restart now, it's just puzzling me why Battlefield is causing it to rise and stick at this :/

Driver related memory consumption is NOT shown in the Task Manager.

It must be something driver related, but I don't know why it doesn't happen on some other games though, unless it's a strange Battlefield bug :/

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It's not 'dying' RAM, go into your Device Manager and disable the 'Turn off Write Cache buffer flushing on device'. I've had this issue before and it came down to Windows holding all the most used files (which are huge) in the memory. :)

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It's not 'dying' RAM, go into your Device Manager and disable the 'Turn off Write Cache buffer flushing on device'. I've had this issue before and it came down to Windows holding all the most used files (which are huge) in the memory. :)

Is this a Win 8 only thing? or did you miss out which device to disable it on ?

(Running 7)

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It's not 'dying' RAM, go into your Device Manager and disable the 'Turn off Write Cache buffer flushing on device'. I've had this issue before and it came down to Windows holding all the most used files (which are huge) in the memory. :)

...I'm on Device Manager, but where do I find that option? :/

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Ah HDD properties has that option under Policies

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Let's see your "Performance" tab...

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Let's see your "Performance" tab...

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There :)

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Close all your apps running in the tray and background, then give us another Details and Performance tab screenshot.

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Disk 0 usage @ 51% ?

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Disk 0 usage @ 51% ?

There's way too many 3rd party apps running in the background and minimized to troubleshot this properly.

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^

It is called trashing. He ran out of memory and now Windows is raping his hard drive.

His Commited amount is 10GB!

I want to see the Control Panel\System and Security\System

(In Explorer, Right Click On "Computer", Select "Properties")

Under "System"

the installed RAM and the Usable Amount.

How to clean boot

WINKEY+R

Type in "MSCONFIG"

Go to Services tab

Check "Hide all Microsoft Services"

Click "Disable All"

In task manager,

disable all things that start up

reboot

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There's way too many 3rd party apps running in the background and minimized to troubleshot this properly.

Yep, agreed, but for disk usage to be 51% there is either a disk problem, or because he is running out of physical RAM, its fallen back on the pagefile

Or he his transferring files during screenshots

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It is called trashing. He ran out of memory and now Windows is raping his hard drive.

I want to see the Control Panel\System and Security\System

(In Explorer, Right Click On "Computer", Select "Properties")

Under "System"

the installed RAM and the Usable Amount.

How to clean boot

WINKEY+R

Type in "MSCONFIG"

Go to Services tab

Check "Hide all Microsoft Services"

Click "Disable All"

In task manager,

disable all things that start up

reboot

Yep, I just replied as you did :)

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Curious if his page file is even turned on, was that mentioned by him yet?

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Curious if his page file is even turned on, was that mentioned by him yet?

His Committed is 10GB. That number would not go above 4GB if there is no page file.

I am now more or less convinced he just need to clean boot - looking at the task manager, no indication of a driver problem.

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Check the Event Logs, there could be something in there with a ! or Error or Critical note next to it

Event Viewer > Windows Logs > System

Also check applications etc

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Just got a BSOD and my connection keeps going which is why I'm not responding. My blue screen gave an error DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I haven't looked that up yet, after this reply I will.

I took some screenshots of when I closed everything which are below. My memory usage now though is normal because I restarted and probably won't be a problem again until I try and go on Battlefield (or another intensive game).

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My paging files are on, I've chosen to let Windows decide what to do though because I ran into other issues when I did it manually.

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In use RAM should be .6 to 1.2 GB on a normal system

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Is this a Win 8 only thing? or did you miss out which device to disable it on ?

(Running 7)

I missed the device, it's whatever HDD/SSD the BF3 install is on. :)

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In use RAM should be .6 to 1.2 GB on a normal system

That's completely relative to how much stuff he has running in the background.

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If you received a blue screen error, or stop code, the computer has shut down abruptly to protect itself from data loss. A hardware device, its driver, or related software might have caused this error.

http://msdn.microsof...v=vs.85%29.aspx

I know, it's just strange that it hasn't done this before and it's done it a couple of times in the last few days :/

In use RAM should be .6 to 1.2 GB on a normal system

Yeah, mine's on 1.2GB now with all of my normal things loaded. Screenie:

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It must be a driver issue then. Never buying an AMD GPU again, far too buggy.

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I know, it's just strange that it hasn't done this before and it's done it a couple of times in the last few days :/

Yeah, mine's on 1.2GB now with all of my normal things loaded. Screenie:

It must be a driver issue then. Never buying an AMD GPU again, far too buggy.

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Yup, that's what mine was set to automatically - I don't believe I've changed it in the past.

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I know, it's just strange that it hasn't done this before and it's done it a couple of times in the last few days :/

Yeah, mine's on 1.2GB now with all of my normal things loaded. Screenie:

It must be a driver issue then. Never buying an AMD GPU again, far too buggy.

Hardware can die at any time, and drivers can become corrupt too

Have you tried clean installing all major drivers? Chipset / GPU / Audio / Network ?

Yup, that's what mine was set to automatically - I don't believe I've changed it in the past.

I think he was saying to disable that check box :)

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Hardware can die at any time, and drivers can become corrupt too

Have you tried clean installing all major drivers? Chipset / GPU / Audio / Network ?

I think he was saying to disable that check box :)

This is exactly what I'm saying, the issue is that people enable this option when they have HDD's to help 'speed things up'.

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