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I don't understand the Cached thing on my RAM. I have a total of 6gb, something Cached 2.7GB, Available 4.9GB, Free 2.2GB

What that means ? The memory usage graphic is 1.7GB on the task manager...
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I try to not look at the Performance tab of the windows Task manager.

I have tried to understand it and have come to believe it is very flawed and is both misleading and unhelpful. Aside from CPU usage.

I use coretemp with the widget/side bar addon and it is much easier to read -_-


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Free + Cached = available.

Cached is memory windows is using for precaching commonly used files for quicker access.

As far as I know the actual Memory graphic above the text is just pagefile.

Another point I'd like to make is that memory should always be used! 'free' memory is not good - ram can be cleared out extremely quickly to make way for new data.
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