Caching/RAM problem - Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bokobokov, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. bokobokov

    bokobokov MDL Novice

    Jan 21, 2011
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    Hello,

    I'm using windows 7/64 and I'm experiencing a strange memory leak when gaming. Before I launch a game I have 1,5gb ram taken out of 7gb. The game (call of duty ghosts) uses 2gb, and the total memory taken is...5gb. After 1-2 hours of gaming the used memory goes to 5.5-6gb. This issue occurs with battlefield 4 and latest batman. What could be causing it? I tried the same games under windows 8.1 - smooth&no issues. Please see the attached screenshots.

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    My rig:
    Phenom II 940
    7gb ram
    Nvidia 560Ti
    Crucial m4 SSD
    Dynamic pagefile 128-4096 MB

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Paiva

    Paiva MDL Developer

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    Call of Duty: Ghosts

    minimum requirements

    OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / 64-Bit Windows 8
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz or higher
    RAM: 6 GB RAM
    HDD: 40 GB
    Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 / ATI Radeon ™ HD 5870 or higher
    Sound: DirectX compatible
    DirectX: 11
    Internet connection for Steam and connectivity in multiplayer


    The game is really "heavy".

    Will demand more of your machine.
     
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  3. bokobokov

    bokobokov MDL Novice

    Jan 21, 2011
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    In my opinion the game itself is not the problem.
    On the same PC, under windows 8.1, when the game is running the used RAM is 2,8 gb (1gb system idle and 1,8gb the game).
    I'm quite sure this is a memory leak problem. Occurs with battlefield, batman, maybe with many other games.

    Nvidia drivers are up 2 date, no matter this has nothing to do with the problem.
     
  4. Paiva

    Paiva MDL Developer

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  5. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    READ ^^^

    The game requires 6GB MINIMUM of system RAM, BECAUSE IT USES A LOT OF RAM

    It's not a bug or a memory leak, IT USES THAT MUCH RAM TO RUN
     
  6. bokobokov

    bokobokov MDL Novice

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    OK, let's assume it's not a bug, and the game really needs 5+ gb
    How would you explain that?
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  7. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Maybe the explanation is you're not running enough RAM. The specs say you need 6GB, you have <6GB and are having problems. Too little RAM is the cause a priori.
     
  8. Paiva

    Paiva MDL Developer

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    I think the game works normally.

    In Windows 8 uses less memory to become it. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    IIRC, that's for the amount of RAM installed on the board.
     
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