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Task manager - memory usage not adding up to total used

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    Task manager - memory usage not adding up to total used

    I began noticing that it was a problem after it started rapidly climbing past 70% today (before it was lingering at 60% for months). I have been researching the problem for a few hours and most of the problem solutions I have found do not work for my current problem. It currently is lingering at 94% and causing my computer to run slowly. I am not sure what to do from here on.

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab so we can see the situation.

    Adding up the memory usage in the process list will never equal total memory usage. It was never intended that it would. The default configuration of Task Manager does not show all process usage and there are major users of memory that are not processes, not all of which are shown in Task Manager.
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    Thank you for replying so quickly.

    I do understand that it will never add up perfectly but its the fact the there is nothing that is taking more than 100mb and it should be taking only about 10-20% as procsses. and then the image.
    Click image for larger version

    Update - Looks like things are fixed for now, but should the problem arise again in the future I will return here.
    Last edited by Kianon; 04 Feb 2015 at 03:00.
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Task manager - memory usage not adding up to total used

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