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How to check what app or thread is causing my memory leak?

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How can I tell to verify what app or thread is causing a memory leak.  I checked the processes tab in task manager the memory usage appears to be fine, but when I check the performance tab available memory is very low.  Is there a good tool that can easily tell what is causing this memory issue?
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by:trenes
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Hi mystikal1000,

Try Proces Monitor from sysinternals.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/ProcessesAndThreads/processmonitor.mspx
this will give you a lot more insight.

Cheers!
regards,

Trenes
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jkr earned 350 total points
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>>I checked the processes tab in task manager the memory usage appears to be fine

You are probably checking the wrong column. Go to the "Processes" tab, then choose "View|Select columns" from the menu. Make sure that "Virtual Memory" is selected, this is the value of interest.
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by:Steve Knight
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Agreed with jkr... (and I imagine trenes too).  Sometimes it is useful to track it over time and use performance monitor and go to the Process (not Processor) object. In the right hand column choose select all instances.  In the left hand side add page file bytes - that is where most memory leak issues seem to show up as the apps request more and more memory - they innocently look OK in standard task manager until you add the extra columns as jkr says.

Steve
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