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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-13-2018, 08:21 AM - Thread Starter
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Windows 10 x64 super high idle RAM usage

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My computer has 16GB of RAM total. I find that when I am system idle, my RAM usage is at like 50%, which is unbelievable.

This doesn't have an impact on performance, but I have no idea what is using all of this memory. If I go to processes within task manager, I do not see anything out of the ordinary. Everything is like 100mb or less or memory usage, and there isn't enough processes open to use up 8GB.

Running build 1803. I've noticed this happening for maybe a week or two now.

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Check Performance table and give Memory tab screenshot.

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Quote: Originally Posted by BroadPwns View Post
Check Performance table and give Memory tab screenshot.
Here you go.
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why you dont check both the process tab and open resmon in the memory tab, and list them by usage, also RAMmap could work
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Your "system idle" isn't actually idle. You've got CPU, RAM, disk, and even network usage.

In the Processes tab, find out what's using CPU (click on the CPU column until there is a down-pointing carat at the top of the column). That will bring the processes that are using the most CPU to the top. In general, that will be what's using the RAM too.

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4.3GB in cache...

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Quote: Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
4.3GB in cache...
Mine has 7.2GB in use, 8.7GB available, and 8.7GB cached ... what's your point??

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The biggest RAM user when I'm not gaming is Chrome, which uses 3+ GB. That image was with only like 1-2 Chrome tabs open though. It usually sits with over 7GB RAM usage with nothing open..

If the RAM has files that are cached. Will it clear the cache when the RAM is needed?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
4.3GB in cache...
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Mine has 7.2GB in use, 8.7GB available, and 8.7GB cached ... what's your point??

I think he means it seems kind of low for a system with 16GB?

I've got 9.8 GB cached and if I understand correctly your cached RAM + used RAM should be close to your total RAM amount. Not having RAM cached basically means your RAM is being wasted.

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I think he means it seems kind of low for a system with 16GB?

I've got 9.8 GB cached and if I understand correctly your cached RAM + used RAM should be close to your total RAM amount. Not having RAM cached basically means your RAM is being wasted.
So there is nothing to worry about then?

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