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Only 8.5gb of RAM being used out of a total of 16gb

  1. #1


    Australia
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Only 8.5gb of RAM being used out of a total of 16gb


    Hi guys, I am brand new to this forum.

    Hi upgraded to Windows 8.1 (from Windows 7) a few days ago and I really love flight simulation. I have noticed that while I am playing Flight Simulator X, my computer in general starts to get pretty laggy (Moving windows, typing etc).

    I have an i7 2600 (oc 3.9ghz), HD6780 and 16GB of ram installed. I opened up task manager to find that 7.4GB of ram is being used out of 8.5. But it says it is only using 47%!
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    I might be reading this all wrong, but I believe this is the reason why my computer's performance drops when I use close to 8.5 GB of RAM.

    Thanks,
    Nathan


    EDIT: I have just looked in System Information and found this, it might be of use.

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    Last edited by nopresnik; 31 May 2014 at 21:54.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    I opened up task manager to find that 7.4GB of ram is being used out of 8.5.
    I have no idea how you get that. Task manager clearly shows that you have 16 GB RAM (actually 15.9) of which 7.4 GB is in use. That is very close to 47%.

    From the display it seems quite clear that whatever problems you are having, RAM is not the cause.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Australia
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Ah, that makes sense, I was obviously looking at it completely wrong. Looks like I'll have to continue the search to find out what is really going on.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Only 8.5gb of RAM being used out of a total of 16gb
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