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G. WadeTech

I had an issue this morning when I tried to fire up my Virtual Box VM of Windows 8 Dev Preview Edition. The error was that the VM did not have enough memory. The VM is set to use 4GB's and my Win7 Pro system was using 13GB's of RAM and did not free up enough RAM for the VM to use. I know that WIndows 7 will use system RAM as needed and should free up RAM if needed by another application but I fear something is wrong. Any ideas? Have you had this issue? I have started going through my Motherboard manual to look at Bios settings. I enabled XMP this morning and restarted. However, I don't think that will do anything to fix the issue but I turned XMP on to utilize the features that I have.

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ikon

Wondering if you just have so many apps open that win7 is having a hard time freeing up enough memory. Have you tried a reboot? Or maybe you could try increasing the cache file size to see if Win7 will use it to free up some RAM.

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Mr_Smartepants

If your Win7 host is the x64 variety, then there is a known memory leak bug when certain AV clients are used. I've seen it my self with SAV and others have reported NOD32 has the same bug.

AFAIK it has to do with how the svchost process is multiplied and not released properly.

I just restart my PC every few days.

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ikon

If your Win7 host is the x64 variety, then there is a known memory leak bug when certain AV clients are used. I've seen it my self with SAV and others have reported NOD32 has the same bug.

AFAIK it has to do with how the svchost process is multiplied and not released properly.

I just restart my PC every few days.

 

Interesting info. Thanks.

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G. WadeTech

If your Win7 host is the x64 variety, then there is a known memory leak bug when certain AV clients are used. I've seen it my self with SAV and others have reported NOD32 has the same bug.

AFAIK it has to do with how the svchost process is multiplied and not released properly.

I just restart my PC every few days.

I believe you are correct. I am using Win7 64-bit Pro version and I have only had the issue twice now but svchost process has been out of control both times. A restart fixes the issue... I wonder when Microsoft is going to patch that up?

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ikon

I haven't noticed this issue. I guess it doesn't affect MS Security Essentials?

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G. WadeTech

The last two days I have used my system I have not noticed the issue again... I am using MS Security Essentials.

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Mr_Smartepants

I think the bug affects all NT6 (Vista/Win7/etc) x64 variants and has to do with svchost RAM usage and incorrect memory release. It's not just AV software that's the culprit but any app that uses the svchost process. AV programs are just notoriously bad at memory management.

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ikon

Hmmm, I'm running Win7x64 and I haven't noticed this issue. I hardly every reboot.

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ImTheTypeOfGuy

Hmmm, I'm running Win7x64 and I haven't noticed this issue. I hardly every reboot.

 

Ditto. I reboot only when required de o updates so about once a month maybe.

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