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Consistently High Memory Usage

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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?
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
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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
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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.
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March 8, 2013 6:50:40 PM

First of all, What is your currently system specs?
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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.
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March 8, 2013 7:12:09 PM

How about a screenshot of the Performance>Memory tab?
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