[SOLVED] Rainmeter Memory Leak and CPU usage raising!

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Re: [SOLVED] Rainmeter Memory Leak and CPU usage raising!

May 26th, 2015, 10:08 pm
jsmorley
Developer   [17493 posts]

Outstanding!

Re: [SOLVED] Rainmeter Memory Leak and CPU usage raising!

June 29th, 2015, 1:41 am
Hyperionlives
   [6 posts]

i'm actually having a strange issue, kind of like yours. compatibility mode is set to off like yours. rainmeter will run fine for hours, although it gradually increases cpu usage, however after uptime has reached 10+ hours it begins to lag skins that update every second continue to do so however every 3-5th tick of the update lags for a second and then continues, over time this lag gets bigger and bigger. ive done reinstalls, cleaned out the rainmeter.ini and checked different skins with the same outcome. from what i can tell, any skin that measures cpu usage via advancedcpu, coretemp or hwinfo is causing it.

Re: [SOLVED] Rainmeter Memory Leak and CPU usage raising!

September 1st, 2016, 3:38 am
Minvox
   [2 posts]

This did not help me

I just resorted to force restarting.

My Rainmeter memory would just keep climbing. and still does.. afaik
I'd make a gif but that'd take too much work.. you're here because you googled
Rainmeter RAM Memory leak rising climbing massive ram usage ..or something
well here's what i did about it..

I can only imagine this happens because a failure to dump cached logs..

Shalom interwebs
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Re: [SOLVED] Rainmeter Memory Leak and CPU usage raising!

September 1st, 2016, 6:21 am
Minvox
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Updated Script

I used two
One bat and one vbs.. I don't know how to do this stuff but this is what i found today that worked through trial and error.
bat makes it happen - the vbs makes it silent

BAT =
taskkill /f /im Rainmeter.exe
timeout /t 1
cd "C:\Program Files\Rainmeter"
start rainmeter.exe
exit

VBS =
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run chr(34) & "C:\Users\YOURSTUFF\Documents\Rainmeter\Scripts\YOURSAVE.bat" & Chr(34), 0
Set WshShell = Nothing
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Re: [SOLVED] Rainmeter Memory Leak and CPU usage raising!

October 8th, 2017, 6:58 am
Perpetuum
   [1 posts]

Hello all,

Sorry to bump an old topic, but I just wanted to share what solved this for me. This really frustrated me for a while. I literally just made this account to post this.

First of all I'd like to thank Minvox for his script, as it did help me for a while. However, what fixed it for me was simply installing a portable, 64-bit version of Rainmeter; didn't even uninstall the old one. I don't know why this fixed it, but it did. I used the beta version, but I doubt that makes any difference.

The portable Rainmeter I'm using now seems to top out around 20MB no matter how long I leave it running. Before this, it's memory usage would start skyrocketing as soon as I opened it. It would move at about 2MB/minute and reach well over 100MB within the hour. Just keep in mind that if you do this the same way I did, you'll have to manually install skins from now on (the new default directory should be in your "Documents" folder).

Hopefully this can help someone else in the future.

Re: [SOLVED] Rainmeter Memory Leak and CPU usage raising!

May 16th, 2018, 5:07 am
jeffkirkley
   [1 posts]

Just wanted to let everyone know that I concur with the most recent post about installing Rainmeter (via the Portable installation method) fixes the memory leak problem in Rainmeter. I too suffered for the longest time with something on my computer causing memory to be consumed over several days. After a week or more of troubleshooting and eliminating various programs, I determined it was being caused by Rainmeter. I even tried disabling things in it and researching via Google -- all to no avail. Until I came across this Post here on the Community forums. I really love the program and feel it has a lot to offer so I didn't want to stop using it. Very, very happy now that I can keep using it and hopefully this information will help others (along with the developers of the code) to fix this problem.

Thanks and happy computing!

Jeff

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