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/ m 0 l 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 m 0 l Related resources Consistently high processor usage - Forum High Memory Usage? - Forum My physical memory usage is so high - Forum High memory usage - Forum Memory Usage goes quite high sometimes. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sager_n00b March 8, 2013 5:27:39 PM Anyone? ): m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l qewee March 8, 2013 6:50:40 PM First of all, What is your currently system specs? m 0 l 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. m 0 l Fokissed March 8, 2013 7:12:09 PM How about a screenshot of the Performance>Memory tab? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHigh memory usage Forum Consistent 96% Memory Usage Forum SolvedHigh Memory Usage Help. Forum SolvedHigh memory usage with no apps running Forum SolvedReally high unexplained memory usage Forum SolvedVery high physical memory usage Forum Windows 8 high memory usage Forum High memory usage (BECAUSE OF AMD GPU DRIVERS) Forum My Memory Usage is too high. Forum Why is my physical memory usage so high? Forum Windows 7 extremely high memory usage after switching to 64bit Forum High Memory Usage Forum SolvedExtremely high memory usage 7GB+ (out of 8) from running nothing, Win7 Forum Physical Memory usage too high. Forum Why is my physical memory usage so high? (Picture) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !