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Old 18-03-2012, 09:42 PM
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Default Memory & System Handle count constantly increasing


I think I sorted this one out. It was either 1 of 2 things:

1. The 60GB SSD was plugged into a SATA 2 port. I plugged it into a SATA 3 one.
2. My CDROM drive was plugged into power securely, but the SATA cable wasnt'. I double checked this.

Hi all,

I've upgraded my PC and reinstalled the OS; spec shown below. The only difference is that now, my OS is on an SSD drive (OCZ Petrol).

However, I noted that my memory usage was constantly increasing; even with only background apps running, I was up to 7GB. When I check Task Manager, I see that the "System" process's "Handles" count is constantly increasing. As I speak, it's almost at 1,000,000; last night I saw it get up to 4,000,000.

I've reinstalled the latest copy of system drivers from the ASRock site. One think I note is that, in Device Manager, under "Computer", the generic sounding "ACPI x64-based PC" is shown. Should that show my motherboard instead?

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 (B3), Socket 1155, ATX
Intel Core i5-2500K, LGA1155
Be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1 CPU Cooler
8GB-Kit (2 x 4GB) G.Skill RipJaws-X PC3-12800U CL9
OCZ Petrol SSD 128GB (OS drive)
OCZ Vertez 2 SSD 60GB (used as cache for HHD Drive)
Palit GTX 560Ti 1GB PCI-E graphics card
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer
Corsair TX750 750W PSU

Last edited by oceanclub : 18-03-2012 at 11:28 PM.
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