Thanks a lot for the tips guys!
@scout_03 thanks for the suggestion. I ran malwarebytes but it said the PC was clean
@azn cracker good idea but its not an option for me right now
@cliffro I did. But there were no major single consumer of RAM. Just a lot of similar named processes that keep on gobbling up the memory.
Usually my PC would be running Chrome with various tabs, a music/video player, random MS Office/PDF at times. I play some video games as well. The RAM usage keeps on increasing until it prompts a restart
It's supposed to be a pretty good laptop well. 3rd Gen i7, 2GB Graphics, 8GB RAM