Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Troubleshooting

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old August 20, 2013, 08:17 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,261

My System Specs

Default

PassMark MemTest86 - Memory Diagnostic Tool

get the USB version... install the program to a USB thumbdrive. Boot to the USB drive and let the memtest program run... (it will start automatically)
If you aren't looking at a screen like this you aren't testing your memory correctly.

__________________
__________________________________________________ __________
"Lesson's cost money... good ones costs lots" -Tony Beets (gold rush)
__________________________________________________ __________
Mah Rig now
Mah Rig before
My stuff for sale.
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old August 21, 2013, 01:39 AM
acidphyx's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Port Alberni, B.C.
Posts: 6

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mycelus View Post
MemTest brought up 0 problems, memory seems to be just fine /:?

and there is a link to the image above
It looks to me that given the image provided, your Google Chrome has a Memory Leak (<-- Wiki)

As you said Memtest86 says memory is working fine. (Memtest86 is the best) So given the 80% + Usage of your Memory in the system all taken up by the chrome executable. I would say your system is suffering from the results of the memory leak getting out of control over time, which results in memory thrashing.

I not only have seen this before when fixing computers, but have also succeeded repeatedly triggering the memory leak in chrome. (The same test on the same machined show Firefox did not have the same problem).

Depending on the amount of RAM you have available it can take some time before the memory thrashing becomes apparent. Usually a reboot will solve the issue for a short time.

My suggestions is to (backup stuff from chrome) and uninstall it. See if you problems continue.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[FS] FS [USED] NZXT Phantom 820 FULL TOWER- perfectly operational Dimitry49 Buy/Sell & Trade 12 April 2, 2014 11:20 AM
Cpu clock spike Crino90 Troubleshooting 9 September 2, 2012 07:18 PM
Help please: What's Causing this? mjpd1983 Video Cards 11 June 18, 2010 04:34 PM
Spike VGA's Dr_BenD_over Gaming 6 November 19, 2009 07:28 AM