On boot it sits around 1.2 and slowly creeps up, there is no noticable program I am using that is causing it so I am not actually sure now.
On closer inspection I have seen the nonpaged memory jump from 50 to 2200 (as I write this post) , I have tried to search for this but cant find any site that tells me exactly why its sky rocketing.
There is the argument of windows caching stuff but if I had to open up a large app , it would have very poor performance right now. It seems like windows is not letting go of "cached" memory when i want to utilize it.
I have only recently had this problem, never before or did I not notice it, highly doubt that. I have also changed my pagefile size from customer 1.5 X to windows managed. All apps updated.
Anyone with any experience in this , please let me know.
This is really for sorting out Windows memory error messages, but it should provide the information as to what is causing the increased usage and retention of non-paged memory.
Beta drivers? beta drivers!!!! shame on you sir, you only put beta drivers on test rigs or if you already have a driver problem and can't make matters much worse :D
I do have some NVIDIA boards, but I always let their software check for updates. No problems so far.
I disable betas and video card software in File Hippo. You may see something that looks OK but won't work for your particular board......... I once wasted a couple of hours learning that lesson :eek:
TBH, I generally buy AMD/ATI on price/performance and because I have always found that NVIDIA stuff tends to run rather hot. This is an HD 5670 and is at 35C after several hours, and the HD 6770 is at 41C. Ambient temp is 24C.
February 20th, 2012, 01:58 PM
yeah, thanks for the advice :). You know when you get "bored" and you decide hmm, what can I update now, or what app can I test ... it was one of those times :).
Running a 560 and it runs at about 40C idle :(. Tbh I made a big mistake buying it. Great performance but yes , it warms up my whole house.