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Consistently High Memory Usage
Mar 8, 2013, 4:47 AM
I'm new to computers, but I'm running Windows 8 64-bit with 12gb of RAM and am constantly using about 7.5gb at a time, just running a web browser and software like Adobe Reader. Can someone help me understand this?
Mar 8, 2013
consistently high memory usage
Mar 8, 2013, 5:01 AM
Do a virus scan on your system to ensure you don't have any RAM-consuming viruses. I would suggest you use Malware Bytes. It is completely free and you can download it here:
Mar 8, 2013, 5:29 AM
I'm pretty confident that's not the problem, but I scanned with both Avast! and Malwarebytes: the results are negative.
Any additional ideas? Does this look about right or is the 60+% memory usage definitely weird?
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Mar 8, 2013, 5:27 PM
Mar 8, 2013, 5:37 PM
there must be more to that list because the numbers don't add up to 62% of your ram. there must be a program using much more ram
Mar 8, 2013, 6:35 PM
The OS is probably just caching processes in memory just because you have so much available. Pull out a stick of ram and I'll bet that your system will show less being used.
Mar 8, 2013, 6:50 PM
First of all, What is your currently system specs?
Mar 8, 2013, 7:09 PM
My system only puts about 20% of the total ram on cache. 60% sounds like its too much.
Mar 8, 2013, 7:12 PM
How about a screenshot of the Performance>Memory tab?
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