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Why so much ram usage?

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Ive had 4gb of ram for the longest time, just upgrade to 16gb of G.Skill Sniper 1866 and I sit idle at 34% usage which is where I'v normally sit with 4 gb. Thought I'd be around 10% with 16gb. Any thoughts??
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I have 16GB (4x4) of the same kit but I only have 10% idle in Windows 8. Do you have a lot of background programs?
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I have 16GB (4x4) of the same kit but I only have 10% idle in Windows 8. Do you have a lot of background programs?

I usually keep my system pretty clean other then Aida64, Rain meter, ultramon, and Avast a/v. And Corsair Link.
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Lots of tabs open? That's always my RAM killer (together with PDF docs)
    
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Nah, just this page, even if I close it...stays the same
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your system recognizes all 16 GB?
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your system recognizes all 16 GB?
Yes. just checked System- show all 16gb of ram
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I figured it out....was trying Ramdisk....didnt do anything to speed performance, once unistalled ram usage dropped to 19%

thanks guys.
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I thought Windows will utitlize more Ram, when more ram is available,

Rather have something load form the ram, then load from the HDD,

And it will free the ram if it detects ram usage is rising
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I figured it out....was trying Ramdisk....didnt do anything to speed performance, once unistalled ram usage dropped to 19%

thanks guys.
Ramdisk isnt for speeding up performance, unless you install something to it.

Not sure what you were using the ramdisk for, but I personally install games to it and make a disk image. Then, when I wanna play something I spend about 90 seconds loading the image to a ramdisk and... well, who needs an SSD for gaming at that point?

As soon as I get back to full time at work, I will be buying a second 16GB set of ram just for this purpose.
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