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T, if anyone tells you that replacing the RAM is going to fix a memory leak, they are pulling your leg. Memory leaks are software problems – not hardware problems – where allocated memory is not being de-allocated after it is no longer needed. It is alarmingly easy to cause a memory leak in c or c++ as the programmer has to do manual memory management in those languages. In fact, it is hard NOT to have a memory leak if the programmer is not skilled AND careful and it all comes down to QA.
Most modern languages “garbage collect” in that they de-allocate the memory of anything that falls out of scope (i.e. is no longer being used), but you can still cause a leak by being a pack rat and holding on to data after it is not needed anymore.
You probably have a service or process that is not cleaning up after itself. You should have your tech people do a memory profile.
Edit: Fixed this totally unproofread mess…
T, if anyone tells you that replacing the RAM is going to fix a memory leak is pulling your leg. Software leaks are software problems