PC is using 16% or more ram on startup. Win 10 64bit pro

Jul 12, 2018
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So for the last three weeks I've had this annoying issue. Were upon PC start and even after power cycles. My PC is using more ram than usual. I have 16gb of ddr3 2400mhz ram and another 16gb set of ddr3 1866mhz ram (and memtest says the ram is good.) and it does it for both. Before this issue my usual start up ram utilization was 16%, now its averaging 40% to 50% and higher some times just on PC startup. I've done a comparison, in task manager and I can't find the program causing this ram issue.

Mobo drivers are update same with with gfx.
NO virus or malware have been detected.

In event viewer, I did see that I had a a couple of warnings.
Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort1, was issued.(Resolved by adjusting power option)
Windows Hello for Business provisioning will not be launched. (Disabled in group policy)

So how can I isolate what is using all this ram at start up. I have a feeling it's something windows related.


PC Specs:
Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.0GHz,
Corsair H100i,
MSi Z87-GD65 Mobo,
16 GB Vengeance DDR3 2400Mhz
EVGA SC GTX 1060 6GB
1 Kingston HyperX SSD 240 GB
1 Samsung Evo 850 120GB
1 Samsung Evo 850 TB
1 WD CB 1TB 7200RPM 64MB 6Gbs HD
2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB HD 16MB,
2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 1TB HD 32MB,
Corsair AX 1200 PSU
Cosmos 2
Windows 10 Pro 64
3 Asus VH238 60Hz Monitors
1 Vizo 60' E60-C3 120Hz HDTV
 

Pinhedd

Polypheme
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That motherboard also has a Killer Networking NIC. This is known to cause a memory leak when used with Microsoft's generic WHQL Ethernet driver. Make sure that you have installed the latest drivers from Killer's website.
 
Jul 12, 2018
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After hours of troubleshooting, I found that the memory consumption was being done by my antivirus software. I've since uninstalled and got a new one, and ram is back to normal usage.
 

Pinhedd

Polypheme
Moderator


That motherboard also has a Killer Networking NIC. This is known to cause a memory leak when used with Microsoft's generic WHQL Ethernet driver. Make sure that you have installed the latest drivers from Killer's website.
 

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