RAM maxed out in Windows 10

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by StuartD2, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. StuartD2

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    Things were fairly normal until a burp in time this afternoon when working in WIN 10 slowed to crawl...
    Checking the Resource Monitor shows the RAM maxed out (Have 24 Gig, with 5.9 ascribed to Win10).

    I realise at this point in time (and there was a time before this...) the default solution for everything is to reinstall parallels tools.
    This I have done, for no good result... having been in and out of the VM a few times now, I can see that even when I am not working in WIN10, in fact while it is still booting, the RAM is maxed out..

    Now, why do you suppose that is....?
     
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi @StuartD2 could you please provide us with the screenshot of this issue?
     
  3. StuartD2

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    Sure..
    Attached...

    Nothing running, doesn't matter what RAM is ascribed to Win 10, the meter is always full..

    I will note that "normal" operation is something I have come to accept, with a disappearing, sluggish cursor. This doesn't happen in Win XP or Mac OSX.
    I have likened it elsewhere in here to have the cursor on a rubber band and often the rubber band breaks.
    A ticket was opened for that some time ago, it travelled a fair way, back and forth, until those on the other side left me to watch for v14 updates, in the hope that a miracle would occur and fix things. Of course that hasn't happened...

    Conversely, working in XP is a dream, but not everything runs in XP.....
     

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  4. MarkLe

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    I have the same issue (Win 10, Parallels 14.1.2). Resource monitor in Windows seems to show the correct amount of memory used.

    I also checked the RAM usage for a CentOS VM: that's showing the same behaviour: the RAM bar is always maxed out. So this clearly appears to be an issue with the Parallels Resource Monitor.
     

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  5. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Guys, could you generate the problem report please? Check this article for more info, generate report right after the issue reoccurs and reply us back with the report ID.
     
  6. MarkLe

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    Sure!
    Just booted my Windows 10 VM, looked at the resource monitor (100% of 6 GB of ram shown in use) and created the report. Report ID = 298849605
     
  7. RickM

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    Also been having similar issues - especially after MAC has gone to screen saver. Tech report #332789825 was issued.
     
  8. DavidW49

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    I have been having the same issue for several weeks, not sure if it is the resource manager or the VM's memory management. This is a report from right after booting. 332857137
     
  9. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi, did you perform steps from this KB article?
    Hi, could you please provide us with a bit more info about the issue? When did it appear at the first time for example?
     
  10. DavidW49

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    I am not sure when it actually started, but it was a couple of weeks ago. When this does happen, the VM (Windows 10) gets really slow. I have not found a way to clear the memory. I have run a memory tool pithing Windows and it thinks that I am only using 4 or 5 GB of Memory. Even restarting the host (16" MBP with 32GB and the latest production OS (no Betas).
     

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