Windows 8 using to much ram Tags: Windows 8 RAM Last response: May 19, 2013 12:28 PM in Windows 8 Share daemones 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 noidea_77 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 k1114 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 Windows 8 laptop using too much ram on idle - Forum My Windows 8.1 is using too much RAM - Forum Too much RAM being used in new Windows 8.1 custom PC - Forum explorer.exe uses too much RAM in windows 8 - Forum Too much RAM used up in Windows 8.1 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kyllien 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 k1114 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWin8 using way too much RAM Forum SolvedWindows 7 64-Bit using too much RAM Forum Windows 8's task manager says I'm using much more memory than I am. Forum SolvedWindows 8.1, I have 16 Gb DDR3 Ram, but it only looks like it's using 3 max. help? Forum SolvedIs 8gb enough for the next 3 years? and how much ram does Battlefield 4 use? Forum Solvedi bought too much RAM. what should i use it for? 16G / WIn8.1 Forum Solved8 GB RAM, BIOS says 8, but using 4080 MB. Windows 8.1 64 Bit says 8, but using 3.90 GB. Going on for ~2 months Forum SolvedWhy is Windows 8 using only 1 GB of RAM when I have 4 GB of RAM? Forum Can I run Windows 8.1 or win7sp1 using Only the one 4GB module of a 2x4GB kit RAM ? Forum RAM usage at 7.5GB, processes only using about 2GB on windows 8.0 Forum SolvedHow much ram does Windows 32 and 64-bit use just to run? Forum Windows using too much Ram when idle Forum Windows using too much RAM Forum Intel i7 windows 7 64bit using too much ram Forum Using 8 GB RAM, but BIOS and Windows say only 4080 MB/3.9 GB are usable! No answer for 3 months! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !