huge pagefile usage xp pro

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lynchknot, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    Hello, I was performing a search for all GIFs on my PC with thumbnails. Well they would not show and my desktop almost froze up. I took a look at task manager and noticed this! It seems a little too close for comfort but I don't know much about this so i'm asking you. :)
    I have no page file in C
    I have virtual memory in drive D set at 1536-4000

    I have 1023 of RAM


    *edit - I restarted pc and it's the same. Is this normal? I don't remember seeing it that high before


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  2. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    your pagefile should start at 1.5 times your amount of memory.
     
  3. lynchknot

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    That's not my concern right now - PF usage is at 1.13 - 1.30 GBs! and is constant. It is much too high to be normal - as you can see from the screenshot, small apps are using 3-4 times the memory than normal.
     
  4. LeeJend

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    You're running about 3 times the memory usage per common app's that I am with 512M of Ram and 512M fixed virtual memory on D:.

    Wish I could tell you why but I never saw this much memory used before.
     
  5. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    lol I edited my post and said the same thing!
     
  6. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    have you checked for virii and malware?
     
  7. lynchknot

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    I ran adaware and found some data miners. I'm running Nav right now.
     
  8. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    uninstall norton see what happens then

    ?????
     
  9. lynchknot

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    I'm running NAV to see if there is a problem - I will disable NAV first then i'll uninstall if I need to - but i'm wondering what that has to do with so many apps using so much memory.
     
  10. Perris Calderon

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    if it's not a virus you have to close your processes one at a time to see where the memory leak is
     
  11. lynchknot

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    Thanks fellas - seems to be ok now. I'm curious if it was what adaware and spy sweeper found.....