Monday, September 19, 2016

How to install and run eclipse Memory Analyzer MAT on windows 64 bit

1. Download the tool from
select Windows (x86_64) for windows 64 bit OS.
2. Unzip the folder and go to "MemoryAnalyzer-\mat" folder
3. Now download a 64 bit jdk for windows, which can be found at
4. Accept the license and choose exe of x64
Windows x64    193.68 MB      jdk-8u101-windows-x64.exe
5. Install the exe to any desired path, i have installed it under
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_101\bin
6. Now go back to "MemoryAnalyzer-\mat" folder and edit
MemoryAnalyzer.ini file
7. add a -vm at the bottom and place the path of newly installed jdk as shown below (ensure there are no spaces)
8. add a xmx argument as well to increase footprint on RAM, 12GB should suffice.

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_101\bin\javaw.exe

 9. save the ini file and open the MemoryAnalyzer.exe
10. Close out outlook, antivirus and all open folders to save memory. 
11. file - open heap dump - file type make it "all files", select the heapdump and click open.

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