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Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post

    While I don't know why you're having this problem (or how to solve it), I can explain the rest.  It appears that some driver (or hidden process) is using up your RAM.  Sometimes a program with a memory leak can cause this.
    The reason that the process memory usages doesn't add up with the total memory usage, is because all your programs have been paged to the pagefile to make room in RAM for whatever is using all that RAM.  You know as well as I do that Chrome uses much more than 0.2 MB of RAM.  But that's how much it is actually using because the rest has been paged to your HDD.
    The reason your disk usage is at 99% at only 7.8 MB/s is because System is busy paging RAM to/from the HDD as fast as it can.  Since random read/write speeds are about 10x slower than sequential read/write speeds, my guess is that your HDD can do 78 MB read/write, which is typical.

    If you want more detailed information and control, you may want to try Process Hacker to view your process information. thumb.gif
 

Works like a charm, thanks a million for your help mate. When you said "driver" I instantly thought of my nvidia card. Sure enough, after uninstalling the latest firmware of it and a reboot, my RAM usage is back down to 18%. You are absolutely right about hidden files. The program you linked allowed me to realize it wasn't a visible process, and thus being a driver.

Updates never fix anything in my eyes...only worsen them. At least in situations like these of course. rolleyes.gif

Appreciate all your help. Plus Rep! thumb.gif

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