Physical memory usage at 23% when idle. 8GB RAM normal? Tags: Laptops Performance RAM Physical Memory Memory Last response: March 27, 2013 3:16 PM in Memory Share 10010101 March 27, 2013 11:10:06 AM Laptop performance keeps slowing down incredibly and I don't know why. More about : physical memory usage idle 8gb ram normal BadPeteNo March 27, 2013 3:16:55 PM Do you have a bunch of background programs running? ie.. too many useless messenger programs, useless antivirus, torrent client, etc Check what's running in the task manager. Then check under add/remove programs. See what's not supposed to be there. Google anything you don't recognize. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedComputer Has 8GB RAM But Says 2.3GB is 90% Usage Forum SolvedNormal idle memory usage Forum High Ram usage for new computer idle/gaming 8GB Forum Why is Physical Memory / RAM Usage so high? Forum Memory usage creeps to 8gb at idle Forum High memory usage Windows 8 with 8GB RAM makes the computer slow and it's closing down programs Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !