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tumpo
Journeyman III
Journeyman III

How can I see which processes are using GPU memory?

I have a small problem. I have to reboot PC/drivers once in a day because there is something eating GPU memory even if I close all games. Just did new driver reset after 20 hours or so. Closed Black Desert Online, which I have on at tray pretty much 24/7, and still 4GB of GPU memory in use.

GPU: XFX RX 480 8GB

Drivers: 18.5.1

So I'd like to know if there is any way to see which processes are using GPU memory and how much. I did not have this problem before I installed (I ran DDU first) 18.5.1 drivers, but I am not sure if this is the problem because I haven't found any reports similar to my problems.

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black_zion
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: How can I see which processes are using GPU memory?

What does task manager say is using any GPU time? Also, have you run Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, and your preferred AV software to check for a miner malware?

tumpo
Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: How can I see which processes are using GPU memory?

Nothing alarming on task manager. I've scanned couple times, found nothing alarming. Spybot did find some tracking cookies etc.

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black_zion
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: How can I see which processes are using GPU memory?

Are you going by task manager or GPUz? One is right, one is very wrong.

tumpo
Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: How can I see which processes are using GPU memory?

Mostly I have used HWiNFO to watch GPU mem usage. Task Manager shows atm 2,0/8,0 GB dedicated and HWiNFO around 3GB, also GPU-Z shows around 3GB. I need to keep watching differences between task manager and HWiNFO more.

But I have had games crashing due to there is no more GPU memory tho.

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tumpo
Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: How can I see which processes are using GPU memory?

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I also have this fun thing that my drivers like to reset itself if I set manual fan speed. So it just did reset itself right after I closed Fortnite (Black Desert still running in the background), decided to see how much GPU memory is in use after the reset. Which one is more right?

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black_zion
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: How can I see which processes are using GPU memory?

Task manager.

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tumpo
Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: How can I see which processes are using GPU memory?

Ok...I did not check Task Manager when my GPU memory has ran out but I'll do it next time it happens.

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kingfish
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: How can I see which processes are using GPU memory?

Do you have any graphics controller installed, such as Afterburner, trixx, Asus, etc?

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tumpo
Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: How can I see which processes are using GPU memory?

No.

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