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August 8, 2013 3:06:50 PM

Hi guys, I recently build my first pc and I think I am having a bit of a memory issue here.
I am running Windows 8 pro with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133MHz.
At start up, I am getting a 40% ram usage which is not usual at all. I have tried to replug the memory sticks and run memory checks(no errors or bad sectors), after doing so, the ram usage at start up will drop down to 20%(which is the normal rate), however, after using my pc(I turn off my pc every night) for few days, the ram usage at start up goes back to 40% again.
I have checked task manager and saw nothing unusual running.
This is really bothering me, could anyone help?
Thanks a lot!
Here are the screen shots from resource monitor when it is normal
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Here are the screen shots from resource monitor when it is not normal
http://postimg.org/image/8rhbmlg4p/
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a b } Memory
August 8, 2013 3:10:53 PM

disable the superfetch service.
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a b } Memory
August 8, 2013 3:23:15 PM

Does the RAM usage cause any performance issues?
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August 8, 2013 3:24:51 PM

mauller07 said:
disable the superfetch service.


that shouldn't be the problem right? Since my laptop is running on win8 with 8gb of ram as well, and it is at 20% usage at start up. And this issue is very random, I just tried restarting my pc, didn't do anything else, and the ram usage at start up is normal at 20% again.
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August 8, 2013 3:27:05 PM

PyjamasCat said:
Does the RAM usage cause any performance issues?

As far as I am concerned, I don't think it affects performance. But just seeing the number is annoying as hell, besides, it is truely unnormal usage, so something has to be wrong.
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August 8, 2013 3:35:54 PM

peter1991 said:

As far as I am concerned, I don't think it affects performance. But just seeing the number is annoying as hell, besides, it is truely unnormal usage, so something has to be wrong.


I personally would not worry about this. RAM is there to be used. Check items which run during start up and see what you do and don't need.
Quick way if you don't already know:
-Press "Win + R"
-Type "msconfig"
-Go to startup tab.
You can then select what does and does not run during start up, which may be a cause to the high RAM usage.
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August 8, 2013 3:43:27 PM

PyjamasCat said:
peter1991 said:

As far as I am concerned, I don't think it affects performance. But just seeing the number is annoying as hell, besides, it is truely unnormal usage, so something has to be wrong.


I personally would not worry about this. RAM is there to be used. Check items which run during start up and see what you do and don't need.
Quick way if you don't already know:
-Press "Win + R"
-Type "msconfig"
-Go to startup tab.
You can then select what does and does not run during start up, which may be a cause to the high RAM usage.


I really have a minimum set of programs at start up. The thing that bothers me is the randomness of this issure. Sometimes it starts up at 20% and sometimes it starts up at 40%, like just now, when I got back home an hour ago, it started up at 40% and 20mins ago I just restarted my pc, went back to 20% at start up. And I already lost count how many times this has happened. This is what bothers me the most.
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a b } Memory
August 9, 2013 1:36:36 AM

You would be surprised if your software usage is random superfetch will load different things into ram at startup, on a PC with you doing a lot of different things or gaming, its best to turn it off.
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