Consistently High Memory Usage Tags: Chipsets Memory Usage Computers Windows 8 Motherboards Last response: March 8, 2013 7:12 PM in Motherboards Share sager_n00b March 8, 2013 4:47:32 AM Hello there, 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? More about : consistently high memory usage Botnus March 8, 2013 5:01:12 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: http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_pro/ sager_n00b March 8, 2013 5:29:49 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? http://i.imgur.com/l37PUJk.png Related resources Consistently high processor usage - Forum My physical memory usage is so high - Forum High memory usage - Forum High memory usage - Forum Consistent 96% Memory Usage - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sager_n00b March 8, 2013 5:27:39 PM Anyone? ): bgunner a b V Motherboard March 8, 2013 5:37:08 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 flexxar March 8, 2013 6:35:29 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. qewee March 8, 2013 6:50:40 PM First of all, What is your currently system specs? Azn Cracker a b V Motherboard March 8, 2013 7:09:33 PM My system only puts about 20% of the total ram on cache. 60% sounds like its too much. Fokissed March 8, 2013 7:12:09 PM How about a screenshot of the Performance>Memory tab? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumSolvedHigh Memory Usage Help. ForumSolvedHigh memory usage with no apps running ForumSolvedReally high unexplained memory usage ForumSolvedVery high physical memory usage ForumSolvedExtremely high memory usage 7GB+ (out of 8) from running nothing, Win7 ForumWhy is my Physical Memory and CPU Usage so high? ForumMemory Usage goes quite high sometimes. ForumHigh memory usage Windows 8 with 8GB RAM makes the computer slow and it's closing down programs ForumHigh CPU and Memory usage. ForumSolvedWindows 8 Extremely High Memory Usage ~8GB!!!!! ForumHigh memory usage for ALL programs ForumHigh Memory Usage Problem ForumMemory usage high at 77% at startup ForumRam showing wrong frequency and memory stuck on high usage, Windows 8 ForumLaptop CPU and Memory usage really high! More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !