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Non Paged pool unusually high (ismc non-paged pool)


Straight to the point, noticed non-paged pool rise in Task Manager after I used Window's Defender Full Scan 3 times (which I read after that it isn't recommended).

Checked Task Manager to see that the Non Paged pool was unusually high.

I suspect ismc as it is the highest contributor.

I tried resolving this by updating Intel's RST as it has correlations to the tag, however it made ismc slightly worse (330m Bytes current, 290m prior to updating).

1. How can I fix this high Non Paged pool?

Just want to fix this, thanks in advance.


Similar problem - Non Paged pool memory usage too high - Intel Community

The answer at the bottom did not work for me as the drivers I had did not meet the requirements.

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Hello tired, 

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.   


In order to better assist you, please provide the following:  


1. Run the Intel® System Support Utility (Intel® SSU) to gather more details about the system.  

· Download the Intel® SSU and save the application on your computer:  

· Open the application, check the "Everything" checkbox, and click "Scan" to see the system and device information. The Intel® SSU defaults to the "Summary View" on the output screen following the scan. Click the menu where it says "Summary" to change to "Detailed View".  

· To save your scan, click Next and click Save.  


2. Provide the Report for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST):


3. Are you presenting any issues with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)?


Deivid A.  

Intel Customer Support Technician