Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Windows 8 using to much ram

Last response: in Windows 8
Share
May 18, 2013 2:07:22 PM

What the title says.

16 Gigs of ram and there is 11 gigs in use when idoling, nothing open except steam and task manager yet 11/16 gigs of ram is in use. How would i go about fixing this, if possible or even a problem?

More about : windows ram

a b * Windows 8
May 18, 2013 2:10:36 PM

There is nothing to worry about! Win8 manages the memory on it's own and will free it up for your apps if needed.
m
0
l
a b * Windows 8
May 18, 2013 3:41:07 PM

I would worry, since any extra amount over your ram amount will page and slow down your hdd also taking some cpu cycles with it. Could you post a screenshot of your processes?
m
0
l
Related resources
a b * Windows 8
May 19, 2013 9:42:14 AM

Windows 8 dynamically manages memory. However since you have Task Manager open you can use it to determine what is using memory.

@k1114 When something can't be written in physical ram and gets written into the page file is called a page fault.
m
0
l
a b * Windows 8
May 19, 2013 12:28:59 PM

You've got it backwards, a page fault is when software is trying to access what is not in ram. It's still not a good idea to let it page. There shouldn't be a good reason why 11gb is being used with just steam, right now my w8 rig is using 1.4/8.
m
0
l
!