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Upgraded to Windows 8, insane RAM cache.

  1. #11


    Restart then look in your management console at the Administrative Event log. That's where you will see reference if a problem with memory/handle leaks.

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  2. #12


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    windows 8 pro


    No,you def have memory leak
    I have 32gb and windows 8 uses about 6 gb
    Cache
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm curious, are you still using the beta versions? I'm using the Retail version, and I don't see "Other" or "DDR3" or what some of the other people have. It just says 16GB.

    It also says 7.0GB Cached, and this is pretty normal. Windows will use whatever memory you are not using for cache, and will release memory when need be. However, it will aggressively manage memory in order to give the largest amount of cache available.

    This isn't likely to cause stuttering in your game, there are probably other reasons. Are you using the latest driver for your video card?
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  4. #14


    I have 3.5gb cache on my laptop
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  5. #15


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post

    It also says 7.0GB Cached, and this is pretty normal. Windows will use whatever memory you are not using for cache, and will release memory when need be. However, it will aggressively manage memory in order to give the largest amount of cache available.

    This isn't likely to cause stuttering in your game, there are probably other reasons. Are you using the latest driver for your video card?
    I don't think Windows will just cache all the free RAM, my laptop right now is using 1.8 GB cache out of 8 GB RAM after using it for more than 2 hours. I have never seen Windows cache all the free RAM if you have 8 GB or more. I do know that Windows likes to cache all the RAM if you have 4 GB or less. For my laptop, the most I've seen is 3 GB, and that's when I'm playing games or have 20+ tabs in the browser or when I left the laptop idling for 30 minutes
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  6. #16


    Vista used to do this but Windows 7 and 8 both don't do that anymore. Maybe a registry setting got messed up while upgrading. I would never trust upgrading Windows. You can apparently do that with the upgrade media.

    http://m.winsupersite.com/article/wi...e-media-144648
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  7. #17


    ok..what I want to know, is will it eventually let go of the cached ram?
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by xraiderv1 View Post
    ok..what I want to know, is will it eventually let go of the cached ram?
    I believe so.
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  9. #19


    A high value for cached memory is completely normal and a good thing. It is not unusual for this to be 50% or more of total memory, particularly on systems with high memory. A portion of this will be on the standby list, the remainder the file cache. The standby list is part of available memory and will be used as necessary. The file cache is not available but will be trimmed back if necessary.

    Free memory should be low. The ideal would be zero free memory at all times but we are not there yet. Free memory is consuming power and providing nothing in return. You don't need it, you don't want it.
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